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Battery Storage

Commercial and Residential Battery Storage systems allow surplus low cost solar electricity to be stored locally and used later rather than being exported to the grid.

For properties without a Solar PV system, they also allow cheaper grid electricity to be stored overnight and used at more expensive times of the day.

We install commercial & residential battery storage systems as part of a new Solar PV installation, as a retro-fit to existing Solar PV systems or as a stand alone cost-saving solution if you have a dual Economy 7 supply.


What’s involved?


Standard residential installations are usually completed in one day and include hanging the battery – which in the case of the Tesla weighs 100kg! mounting the controller nearby, setting up the monitoring and linking into the existing or new solar cabling and the properties AC supply.

Web monitoring is also available allowing you to monitor your usage 24/7.

How do they work?


Solar Battery Systems all comprise a controller that detects when to store rather than use or export the energy and one or more battery packs.

Most systems can be expanded, by adding in more storage, which the controller then manages.

Although there are some exceptions, storage systems currently available in the UK are cross-compatible with the majority of Solar PV inverters so we can provide a solution for almost any PV system whether we installed it or not.

What’s the benefit?


Put simply they allow you to reduce your annual grid-electricity costs buy using lower cost electricity during the more expensive day and evening times.

The returns are currently relatively modest and for a typical domestic property virtually all battery storage systems will take a little longer to pay back than the life of the system.

However, battery storage pricing is falling fast as demand and the installed base grows and with manufacturer’s guarantee periods increasing in tandem, deployment is set to grow rapidly as we progress into 2018.


For Residential properties with a Solar PV system, we recommend that you only consider battery storage if your system size is 3.0kWp or more or you have very low consumption (or both). To preserve your full FIT benefits you should also opt for an AC Battery Storage system.


Commercial Battery Storage


As Solar PV systems on commercial buildings tend to be of a larger scale, there is often an increased opportunity to store excess solar electricity for use in the evenings when the solar system is not generating and a building’s consumption is often less than in the daytime.

In this way you will be able to better manage your electricity consumption, reduce your annual grid-electricity costs and protect your business from future grid electricity price increases.

We provide suitability analysis, specification and installation of commercial battery storage systems whether as part of a new Solar PV installation, as a retro-fit to existing Solar PV systems or as a stand alone cost-saving solution if you have a dual supply.



Get in touch and we’ll be happy to advise you on how a battery storage system could be of benefit for your home and/or your business.

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