A Solar battery storage system (or solar power storage), simply allows you to store electricity generated from your solar panels during the day for use in the evening and night.
Having a solar PV system without the addition of a battery storage means you can use your solar PV system more effectively and reduce your reliance on the national grid even more.
Solar PV systems generate the most amount of power during the day when the sun is out. However on average homes across the UK use more power during the evening. By not using the power generated in the day, the system becomes slightly less effective, a battery storage system which saves this power for use later on solves this problem. A solar battery storage system works by storing the excess energy created during the day for use later on. There are two types of battery storage technologies widely used. Both are as capable as the other, your electrician may have preference but they essentially do the same thing.
⚡‘I have a Solar PV system but no battery storage?’
Not to worry, we can install a solar battery system to most existing PV systems relatively easily. Your battery will be connected up to the system with access to its own AC inverter allowing the stored energy to be used within your Hereford home.
⚡‘Where does the battery need to be installed & how much space is required?’
The amount of space needed will depend on how big of a system you require. On average about 2 meters width and height will be more than enough space. The ideal location for a battery storage system will be somewhere like a garage or utility room. Out of sight for the most part but also allows for easy access. You can even have your battery system installed outside however it should be away from direct sunlight and sheltered against any wind or rain.
⚡‘Are solar battery systems durable?’
As solar energy is still a relatively new concept the durability of these systems are often questioned. The lifespan will depend on a few factors such as battery type, how often it's used and if it’s been well maintained. A well maintained battery system should last around 10 years before a replacement is needed.
Solar battery storage installer near me
Looking for a team of qualified solar battery storage installers based in Hereford? You’re in the right place! ElectricsFixed have a team of highly skilled expert installers providing homes across Hereford with effective battery storage solutions. ElectricsFixed are backed by the Renewable Energy Consumer Code giving you additional peace of mind. Of course like with any renewable energy source, there is a high initial investment but the long term benefits make this well worthwhile.
Our team at ElectricsFixed are always happy to offer guidance, answer any questions and provide any more information you may require regarding Solar PV and battery storage systems. Feel free to call us or contact us for more information.