Solar storage batteries are on the rise in homes with solar panels. They are changing the way we use solar electricity – now we can use the electricity generated by the sun at night as well as when it is being generated in the day.
The clue is in the name. Solar storage batteries store solar electricity that your panels generate throughout the day and keeps it there until you need it.
That means that even if you’re out all day when the panels produce the most electricity, you can still use it instead of exporting it back to the grid.
Don’t have solar panels?
If you don’t have solar panels, there is still time. Take advantage of the benefits of solar panels and solar storage batteries:
- Get paid for generating your own renewable energy: the government pays you up to £5,100 over 20 years
- Reduce your carbon footprint by cutting down your use of electricity from fossil fuels, which generates carbon monoxide
- Low maintenance: solar panels last 20-30 years and you won’t need to do much other than keep them free from debris such as leaves
- Save up to 50% on your elecricity bills if you install a solar battery
Solar panels are a fantastic investment. Earn and save money whilst knowing you’re doing your bit to help the environment.
What exactly are solar storage batteries?
Solar storage batteries store up the electricity your panels generate during the day. The panels generate electricity which charges the solar battery, and when the panels stop generating the battery will start to discharge electricity for the use around the home.
You won’t have to buy as much electricity from the grid during peak hours, because the battery allows you to use solar electricity in the evenings.
If you’ve already got a solar panel system, you can add a solar storage battery without much hassle.
Benefits of Solar Storage
When you have your own storage battery you can make the most out of your own electricity. Using your own electricity for yourself saves you more money than if you were to sell to or buy from the grid. It also makes your home more self-sustainable, which is a great thing in this changing climate.
Some types of solar storage batteries provide backup electricity during a power cut. This is not a necessity for all homes, but some could find this to be highly beneficial.
By storing green electricity in your home you can offset CO2 caused by the burning of fossil fuels for electricity.
Gas and electricity bills are increasing each year, but with solar panels you can protect yourself from the rising costs. If you’re ready to go solar, fill in our form below and we’ll put you in touch with up to 4 solar companies who will give you a quote.
This article was jointly written by Emily Rivers and Kia Bell