Maximising Your Solar Investment with Battery Storage
Are you ready to take your solar power system to the next level? Solar panel battery storage is the key to unlocking the full potential of your renewable energy setup.
Why Solar Panel Battery Storage Matters…
Solar panels generate the most electricity during sunny days.
With a battery storage system, you can store surplus energy generated during peak sunlight hours to use during the evenings or cloudy days, ensuring a constant power supply.
This provides energy independence, reducing your reliance on the grid and avoiding the inconvenience of power outages.
Did you know…
A battery storage system utilising lithium-ion batteries will enable you to utilise around 90% of the electricity generated by your solar panels.
The system is relatively easy to install and usually can be completed on the same day your solar panels are installed. Alternatively, in most cases, a battery storage system can be retrospectively fitted to your existing system.
Battery storage allows you to store unused energy, thus reducing your electricity costs even further, should you generate more energy than you use in your home or store in your battery, you can still export this energy back to the national grid. Remember, if batteries are added to an existing solar system you still get paid 50% of what you generate as an export tariff, regardless of whether you use it or store it.
During the winter months when generation is a lot lower, you can charge the batteries at night on a cheap rate tariff for use during the day and evening.
Will a battery storage system affect my FiT payments?
No – Even though you will be using more of your free generated electricity, your FiT payments from your electric supplier will remain the same.
If you’re lucky enough to have had solar panels installed on your home for a while and have been receiving the early Feed-in Tariff payments, solar batteries will vastly improve the usefulness of your panels.