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Battery storage, or solar batteries, give you the added benefit of storing your solar energy. The battery extends the use of your solar PV system by storing the unused power for use when the panels are not generating electricity, such as at night / after dark. This gives you a free renewable energy source at all times, which is not reliant on the solar panels alone. This will also help reduce your consumption from the grid and further protect your home or business from future energy prices rises.
This rapidly advancing technology will enhance your solar PV panel system substantially. It takes generating your own electricity to the next level and allows you to store power for when it’s really needed, when everyone is at home after dark and running multiple appliances for example. If you already have solar panels installed in your property, or you plan to install in the future, battery storage must be considered.
1. Store energy for later use
Use more of the solar power generated by your panels. Store electricity for use at night.
2. More savings on energy costs
As you’ll be using stored electricity generated by your solar panels you won’t need to use it from national grid / energy provider.
3. Increase your energy independence
Become independent from the national grid and inconsistent energy providers.
4. Further reduce your carbon footprint
As you are using more renewable energy you will become less reliant on the carbon alternative.
The answer is yes, we can retrofit battery storage to your existing solar PV system. Depending on how your solar PV system has been setup will determine the complexity involved with adding the battery storage. Some solar panels will have been installed with the intention of adding storage at a later date. If that is the case, then it’s a fairly simple process and the inverter is prepared for storing power.
If your solar panel system was not designed with battery storage in mind, then there are a few options available to you. The first option is to replace the inverter with one that works with battery storage. The second option works around your existing inverter, but a storage inverter will need to be installed. In addition to these options, some battery storage units come with a built-in inverter. That way the old inverter can be removed, and you are good to go.