Solar Batteries

The Benefits of Using Solar PV Batteries For Your Residential Property

benefits of using solar PV batteries

Adding solar PV batteries to your residential property provides many benefits to you and your home. Solar PV panels are a great investment for your property, but without a battery, the likelihood is that the system isn’t working as efficiently as it could be, meaning you are losing out on many benefits of your system.

This is because the system is likely to be generating surplus power at peak sunshine hours, that isn’t being used or being stored.

A solar battery presents many opportunities for your solar system. Continue reading this blog to learn more about why you should consider including a battery in your system.

How does a solar PV battery work?

An energy storage device is a battery that retains power when excess power is generated from the solar panels.

The battery is charged using the extra energy produced during the day and the stored energy in the battery is turned into electricity when there is little to no sunlight and the panels aren’t generating energy.

The Direct Current (DC) produced by the solar panels is typically converted into Alternating Current (AC) by an inverter which is stored in the battery, ready for use by your home appliances.

So, what are the benefits of having a solar PV battery as part of your solar system?

Energy Storage

The biggest benefit of having a solar battery is that your system will be able to store any excess energy produced at peak hours, meaning that you will be able to use energy generated by the sun, even when the sun isn’t out, such as at night or during cloudy days. This is referred to as self-consumption, as you are consuming the energy you produce. Installing a solar PV battery will maximise your self-consumption of solar energy and reduce reliance on the grid.

This opens up a lot of opportunities and benefits for you.

Energy Independence

One opportunity opened by being able to store the excess energy is that you can become more energy-independent and less reliant on the National Grid.

When solar panels aren’t producing energy, and if there is no energy stored, you will need to draw on power provided by the National Grid. However, with a solar PV battery, you will be able to utilise excess energy from your solar panels before needing to rely on the National Grid.

Energy independence is particularly useful during power outages or in areas with unreliable grid infrastructure.

Reduced Electricity Bills

Utilising all the energy being produced by your solar panels will enable you to reduce the amount of energy you are using from the National Grid, therefore is likely to reduce your energy bills.

With a solar PV battery, you are also able to benefit from using stored energy at times of peak demand when electricity rates are often higher, again resulting in lower energy bills.

Backup Power

Storing power generated by your solar panels can often act as a backup if there is a power outage, meaning that essential appliances such as your fridge and freezer can continue working.

Environmental Impact

Energy storage solutions such as solar PV batteries also help you reduce your environmental impact as you can depend on renewable sources of energy rather than fossil fuels for electricity generation. This will lower your household’s carbon footprint and contribute to environmental sustainability.

Make Money

With the Smart Export Guarantee scheme, you can sell your excess energy to the National Grid for them to use. This means you can make money on your solar panels and solar PV battery.

We often find that over a period of time, those taking part in this scheme make back the money spent on their battery.

Increased Property Value

Installing solar PV batteries can increase the value of your property, as it enhances the attractiveness of your home to potential buyers who are interested in energy-efficient and sustainable features.

Expert Solar PV Battery Installation With Solar Service

At Solar Service, we are experts in residential solar panels and battery solutions. With years of experience, we are able to offer advice and guidance that is second to none, especially when it comes to installing a solar PV battery.

Our preferred manufacturer is Growatt, as they provide a range of batteries that perfectly balance performance and price.

Our accredited team are always happy to help and are expert installers; whether you are upgrading your solar panel system, adding a battery to an existing system or starting from scratch, our installation process is thorough and efficient, ensuring your battery is performing at its optimal level before we leave.

We will always take steps during the installation to ensure minimum disruption and mess, leaving your property looking just the way we found it – albeit with a new addition of a solar PV battery.

If you are interested in our solar PV battery services, give us a call at 0330 124 2941 or book a free survey online today.

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