Keep the grid stable & get paid for it!
Getting a home battery system is a natural progression for many of our solar PV customers.
Typically working families are out during the day when the green energy is being generated, so they don’t get to benefit from it themselves. Battery storage is the next forward step to increase the percentage of green electricity which the family uses in the family home. Home batteries are constantly improving and now come with the ride through a power cut so the family’s electricity is secure. The Battery storage will start allowing the family to become more self sufficient and in some cases can go months without buying electric from the national grid.
How solar battery storage works?
2021 saw battery storage options improve dramatically, better products and lower prices made investing in battery the sensible choice. With battery storage you can store excess solar and charge from lower off-peak rates, reducing your electricity bills, if you are on flexible tariffs with cheaper night time charging rates.
Power Price Are Rising
If you set up your battery with off-peak charging, it will charge overnight at the cheaper rate if you are on flexible tariffs with cheaper night time charging rates, this power can then be used in the morning before the sun rises, then during the day, when your panels are producing more power than you are using, it will store again. Charging back up so that this power can then be used in the evening.
Use more of your solar energy
Battery storage options have improved dramatically in 2021, with better products and lower prices, which makes investing in battery the sensible choice. Battery storage enables you to store excess solar and also charge from lower off-peak rates, reducing your electricity bills.
Off Peak Charging
Solar batteries can also be configured to charge overnight when there are cheaper rates available (for example Octopus Go allows you to charge at 7.5p between 00.30 and 4.30am), which is a great way of getting lower energy costs all year round.
Be more self sufficient
By generating and storing your own power you can take back control of your energy. It also means you are less vulnerable to the fluctuating energy prices.
Back up power
Additionally batteries will allow you to backup your whole home, or a few circuits, meaning the lights stay on when there is a power cut.
I already have solar panels, how will it affect me?
If you already have solar installing a battery will not impact your Feed-in Tariff income or the export tariff that you receive. If you fit an AC system it is completely separate to your Solar PV system and will not impact in any way.