A storage battery can be purchased with your solar system which allows you to store any excess energy generated during the day, and use it during the evening, or at other times when your solar panels are not producing energy.
How a storage battery can benefit you:
As solar generates energy during sunlight hours, (peaking at midday when the sun is at its brightest) most users of solar energy revert back to power supply from their power company during the evening or when their solar panels are not producing.
But, the average household uses the most electricity in the morning when you wake up and in the evening when you get home. If you’re out for most of the day, you may not be using as much energy as you are producing.
A storage battery allows you to save the energy you produce during the day for the evening, when you need it most. This also provides further independence from your power company as your system will use any battery stored energy first.
Solar storage technology is continuously improving allowing more households to go fully off-grid, meaning you’re not needing to top up your energy needs through a power company when your solar panels are not generating. If you’re wanting to go off-grid you’ll need to purchase a storage battery which stores any excess energy that is created during sunlight hours, and uses it in the evenings when your panels are not producing energy.
Protection against outages
If you don’t want to go fully off-grid, but want to protect your home or business from power outages, then a storage battery will provide you peace of mind knowing your basic energy needs will be covered.
Is a storage battery right for my home?
We will work with you to get an accurate picture of your current home energy usage, so that we are able to anticipate what your storage needs may be. We will recommend whether investing in a storage battery makes sense based on your current usage, and if so, what size is best so you’re not overspending on a solution that is too big for your needs.
Put excess energy to good use
In some cases, any excess energy you generate that you do not utilise in the evening hours, may be sold back to your power company. You’ll need to speak with your power company to find out if this is something they provide.
If you are interested in purchasing a storage battery, give us a call on 0800 745 400.