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Understanding Solar Battery Storage




WHAT IS A SOLAR BATTERY?


A solar battery, offered by Sola Renewable Company, serves as an energy storage solution. When connected to a solar panel system, it efficiently stores any surplus solar energy generated by the system. Instead of sending excess energy back to the National Grid, the solar battery captures and stores it for later use. This becomes particularly valuable during the evening and night when solar panels are not actively generating energy.




HOW DOES A SOLAR BATTERY WORK?


Solar batteries function by storing the direct current (DC) electricity produced by solar panels. When the solar panel system generates more energy than the household demands, the surplus energy charges the battery instead of being exported to the grid. Later, when the solar panels are not producing enough electricity, the stored energy from the battery can be utilized. The battery incorporates a built-in converter that converts the DC power into alternating current (AC) electricity, ready for safe use in powering devices, appliances, and homes with green energy. Excess energy stored in the battery is sent back to the grid only when the battery is fully depleted. The capacity of the battery determines the amount of solar energy that can be stored, leading to increased savings.

While solar batteries are commonly used in conjunction with home solar PV systems, they can also be utilized independently or in combination with other renewables like wind turbines.



THE BENEFITS OF AN ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM WITH SOLAR BATTERY




BATTERY CHARGING


By installing a solar battery from Sola Renewable Company, you can charge your battery on a night cheap tariff and use it during the day when the electrical unit rate is expensive.



STORE YOUR SURPLUS SOLAR ENERGY


By installing a solar battery from Sola Renewable Company, you gain more control over your energy usage. It allows you to store surplus solar energy, maximizing the utilization of sunlight, which is one of our planet's most abundant resources.



REDUCE YOUR GREEN ENERGY WASTE


Integrating battery storage into your solar panel system enables you to use more of the energy your panels generate. This leads to greater savings and minimizes green energy waste. As the solar battery stores energy generated during peak sunlight hours, you have a continuous supply of renewable energy throughout the day, reducing reliance on "d energy" from the National Grid and further reducing your carbon footprint and bills.



SAVE MORE MONEY WITH BATTERY STORAGE


By storing solar energy and using it during peak demand periods, you decrease your reliance on energy purchased from your supplier. This means a larger proportion of your home's energy usage comes from green sources. Solar energy is essentially free to generate, while grid-imported energy costs are rising. Though the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) tariff pays for exported energy, rates compared to import costs make it advantageous to maximize renewable energy usage with a solar battery.



GAIN ENERGY INDEPENDENCE


Installing a solar battery empowers you to become more self-sufficient and less affected by increasing energy prices from the National Grid. With a solar battery, you have the flexibility to choose when to use your renewable energy or draw from the grid, offering ultimate control over your electricity expenses and energy consumption.





COST AND SIZING OF SOLAR BATTERY INSTALLATION

The cost of installing a solar battery depends on various factors, including the battery's capacity, brand, and model, as well as the chosen installer. Whether it is a retrofit into an existing system or part of a new solar PV system also affects the cost. Sola Renewable Company offers transparent pricing for all solar products, with AC-coupled solar battery installation prices ranging from £3000 to £6000. To explore battery storage options and determine the best solar battery for your home, contact us today.




WHAT SIZE SOLAR BATTERY DO I NEED?


The size of the solar battery required for your project depends on four key factors:

  1. The energy generation capacity of your system is influenced by roof size and geographical location.

  2. Energy consumption of your household during the day.

  3. Energy requirements of your household in the afternoon.

  4. Budget considerations.

To accurately determine the suitable battery capacity for your solar project, Sola Renewable Company offers a free pre-assessment service. Contact us today to learn more about sizing your solar battery accurately.

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