In today’s eco-conscious world, more homeowners are turning to solar energy as a sustainable and cost-effective power solution. But how does the energy from the sun end up powering the devices in your home? The seamless collaboration between solar panels and battery storage systems is the answer. Let’s break it down into simple terms and see how Solar Planet can connect you with 4 MCS accredited solar installers in your area to bring this technology to your home.

The Journey of a Sunbeam


The magic starts with solar panels, which are made up of many solar cells. These cells are like tiny power plants that convert sunlight into electricity. When the sun shines on the solar panels on your roof, the cells within the panel get to work, creating direct current (DC) electricity. However, there’s a twist; our homes and the gadgets we love run on alternating current (AC) electricity, not DC.

That’s where an inverter comes into play. The inverter takes the DC electricity from the solar panels and converts it into AC electricity that can power everything in your home, from your fridge to your phone charger.

Sun to Socket: How Solar Panels and Battery Storage Work TogetherStoring Sunshine for a Rainy Day


Solar panels are great when the sun is shining, but what about at night or cloudy days? This is where battery storage comes in. These batteries store excess energy generated during sunny periods. Then, when your solar panels aren’t producing electricity, the system taps into this stored energy, ensuring your home has a constant power supply.

From Sun to Socket


So, the process from sun to socket involves capturing sunlight with solar panels, converting that energy into a usable form with an inverter, and storing any excess for later use in batteries. This setup ensures that your home can be powered by clean, renewable energy, even when the sun isn’t shining.

How Solar Planet Can Help


Now that you understand how solar panels and battery storage work together to power your home, you might wonder how to get started. This is where Solar Planet shines. We specialise in connecting homeowners with top-notch MCS-accredited solar installers in their area. MCS accreditation means these installers have been vetted for their skills, knowledge, and commitment to quality, ensuring that your solar installation is in good hands.

By choosing Solar Planet, you’ll benefit from:


  • A Hassle-Free Process: We take the guesswork out of finding qualified installers. With just a few clicks, you can be on your way to sustainable energy for your home.
  • Custom Solutions: Every home is unique, and so are your energy needs. Our network of installers will provide a tailor-made system that maximises your energy savings.
  • Peace of Mind: Knowing that your installers are MCS accredited means that your solar panel and battery storage system will be installed to the highest standards.



Embracing solar energy is not just about reducing your electricity bills; it’s about taking a step towards a more sustainable and eco-friendly lifestyle. With Solar Planet, transitioning to solar power is simple, secure, and smart. Contact us today, and let’s bring the power of the sun into your home, one accredited installer at a time

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of combining solar panels with battery storage?

Combining solar panels with battery storage allows you to maximise the use of solar energy by storing excess power generated during the day for use at night or during cloudy days, ensuring a consistent power supply and reducing dependence on the grid.

How do solar panels work?

Solar panels work by converting sunlight into electricity. They are made up of solar cells that absorb photons from sunlight and convert them into direct current (DC) electricity. This DC electricity is then converted into alternating current (AC) electricity by an inverter, making it usable for household appliances and lighting.

What is MCS accreditation and why is it important?

MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme) accreditation is a quality assurance scheme for small-scale renewable energy technologies, including solar panels and battery storage systems. It is important because it ensures that both the products and the installers meet high standards of quality and reliability, offering peace of mind to consumers.

Can solar panels and battery storage really reduce my electricity bills?

Yes, by generating your electricity from solar panels and storing excess energy for later use, you can significantly reduce your reliance on the grid. This can lead to substantial savings on your electricity bills, especially over the long term.

How can Solar Planet help me find a reputable solar installer?

Solar Planet specialises in connecting homeowners with MCS-accredited solar installers in their area. By using Solar Planet, you can easily find qualified and vetted installers who can provide custom solar panel and battery storage solutions tailored to your energy needs and preferences, ensuring a hassle-free installation process.

Is solar energy reliable?

Yes, solar energy is a reliable source of power, especially when combined with battery storage. While solar panels require sunlight to generate electricity, modern battery storage systems can store excess energy for use when the sun isn’t shining, providing a consistent and reliable power supply.

How long do solar panels and battery storage systems last?

Solar panels typically have a lifespan of 25-30 years, while battery storage systems can last between 5-15 years, depending on the technology and how they are used. Both systems also come with warranties to guarantee their performance over time.

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