Make the Most of Your Solar Panels With a Storage Battery!
Installing solar panels on your home’s roof is an enormous step towards a greener home and achieving energy independence, but there’s a slight catch. Because they rely on the sun to generate energy, panels are only active when the sun is out, and you can’t use them to power your home at night.
That’s where solar battery storage comes in!
With a solar battery system, you can optimise the use of your solar PV panels by storing surplus energy generated during the day for later use. Whether it’s to power your home at night or keep essential appliances running during a blackout, our solar battery solutions ensure you get the most out of your renewable energy investment.
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Solar Battery Brands We Install
Competitively priced batteries that enable easy and efficient storage of any excess power. Growatt offers a stackable battery ideal for larger systems, ensuring all energy produced can be used sooner or later.
A comprehensive range of hybrid inverters and batteries that create a space-saving solution for a variety of solar panel setups. The integrated system manages generated energy efficiently and effectively, so no energy is wasted.
Versatile storage options to go with your solar panel system. These batteries are part of a state-of-the-art control and monitoring system, with a platform and app that gives you insight into your solar panel performance.
Batteries that are DC-coupled storage solutions and come in both single or triple-phase options. SolarEdge batteries are optimised to work with their own residential solar system, with DC-DC conversion rather than DC-AC.
Discover the Benefits of Solar Storage Batteries
There are several benefits of using solar storage batteries with your solar panel system.
- They store the excess energy from your panels for later use whenever and wherever you need it.
- They reduce the amount of power you need to import from the National Grid, saving you hundreds on energy bills.
- They help lower your carbon emissions because you are not as dependent on the National Grid.
- You can make money from them through the Smart Export Guarantee scheme, which enables you to sell your excess energy back to the National Grid.
Whether upgrading your system or installing a new one, our skilled team can source and install a high-quality storage battery for your home, optimised for your specific system.
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High-Performance Solar Batteries
Thanks to our years of experience, our knowledge of solar technology is second to none. We’ll perform an in-depth analysis of potential performance and challenges, so that whatever solar storage solution is picked, your system will perform exactly as you need it to.
Our preferred manufacturer is Growatt, whose batteries offer the perfect balance between performance and affordability. They provide emergency power backup for 24/7 uninterruptible energy, the ability to charging the battery at off-peak rates and discharge it at peak hours to reduce your energy bill, easy integration with your solar PV system, and a 10-year manufacturer’s warranty.
We know that these solar storage batteries aren’t suitable for everyone, which is why we’re able to install any storage battery on the market. Simply contact our team to discuss more!
With years of training and accreditations from a range of trusted institutions, our solar engineers are more than capable of carrying out your installation to the highest standard.
When installing your solar battery, they’ll work safely and efficiently, taking steps to minimise mess and disruption to your daily life. We’ll keep you informed at every stage of your installation, so you’ll never be left feeling out of the loop.
After installing your new solar battery, we’ll thoroughly test your system to make sure it’s running optimally and will last for years to come.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to use all your solar energy – install a solar storage battery with us!
Why Choose Us for Solar Battery Storage?
Solar Service is one of the South’s leading specialists in solar technology, with hundreds of PV and battery installations under our belt, along with Checkatrade approval.
Over the years, we have built up a reputation for reliability and quality of service and are highly regarded in the local area. Don’t believe us? Have a read of our testimonials and see what previous customers have to say!
When choosing us, you’ll also receive:
- 10-year warranty
- Competitive quotes
- Expert advice and support
- Fast installation
Solar Battery FAQs
When it comes to solar batteries, our manufacturer of choice is Growatt because they offer excellent quality and affordability. However, we have close ties to other manufacturers in the industry as well, including GivEnergy, Solax and Sunsynk, so if you have a preference in manufacturer, do let us know and we’ll do our best to accommodate you. Contact us today to discuss your requirements.
The lifespan of solar batteries can vary depending on several factors, including the type of battery, the brand, and how well they are maintained.
Lead-acid batteries, which are commonly used in solar power systems, can last anywhere from 5 to 15 years with proper maintenance. However, their lifespan can be affected by factors such as depth of discharge (the amount of capacity used in each cycle), temperature, and charging and discharging rates.
Lithium-ion batteries, which are becoming increasingly popular due to their higher energy density and longer cycle life, can last even longer. High-quality lithium-ion batteries used in solar applications can have a lifespan of 10 to 20 years or more.
Yes – a 10 kW solar battery is considered sufficient to power an average home. According to the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), a standard household in the UK will use approximately 3,731 kWh energy per year. That breaks down to roughly 10 kWh per day, which a 10 kW solar battery should be able to manage. Our team will be able to give you a better indication on the size of solar battery system you’ll require for your property. Contact us today to find out more.
One way to estimate the amount of battery storage you need is to look at your average daily energy consumption and the size of your solar panel system. A general rule of thumb is to have enough battery storage to last for at least one to two days of electricity usage.
For example, if your average daily energy consumption is 20 kWh and your solar panel system generates 5 kWh per day, you may want to consider a battery storage system with at least 30-40 kWh of storage capacity to provide backup power during a power outage.
Using our forecasting system, we can tell you exactly how many solar batteries you’ll need – and of what size. Contact us today to find out more.
If your solar batteries are full, they will stop absorbing power until space is made available. If you join the Smart Export Guarantee Scheme, you can sell the excess energy that you don’t use back to the National Grid for a profit!
As a general rule of thumb, you’ll need enough battery storage to provide power for at least two to three days without any solar input. This will ensure that you have enough energy stored to power your home during periods of low sunlight or during an extended outage.
Once you have an estimate of your daily energy consumption (you can find this on your energy statement) and the amount of energy your solar panel system can generate, you can calculate the amount of battery storage you need by multiplying your daily energy consumption by the number of days of backup power you want (usually two to three days), and then dividing by the battery’s usable capacity.
However, it’s not all about your solar storage capacity. You also need enough solar panels to generate the amount of power you need. Our team can help you discover exactly what you’ll need – contact us today.
Yes. If you’ve got solar panels, you’ll get a lot more value from them by having a solar battery system. This is because you’ll be able to:
- Significantly cut down on the amount of energy you buy from the National Grid
- Substantially reduce your energy bills
- Limit your carbon footprint
- Have access to your stored solar energy even at night and when there’s no sun
- Sell unused energy back to the National Grid thanks to Smart Export Guarantee
You can find out more about the benefits of solar batteries in our dedicated blog.
Yes, solar batteries can be stored outside. However, you’ll need to choose a battery that is designed to withstand outdoor environments.
There are outdoor-rated models available that can withstand a range of weather conditions, including rain, snow, and extreme temperatures. When choosing an outdoor-rated solar battery, consult a professional and look for a model that has a high IP rating.
In the UK, temperatures can range from below freezing to above 30°C, so you’ll want to choose a battery that can operate within this range. Our team will be able to advise you further, so don’t hesitate to reach out.
Yes, many solar battery storage systems are designed to provide backup power during a power outage. These systems can detect when the grid goes down and switch to battery power automatically, allowing you to continue using electricity without interruption.
However, not all solar batteries are designed for backup power during a blackout. Therefore, it’s important to check with the manufacturer or installer.
Between 1st April 2022 and 31st March 2027, you do not have to pay VAT on solar panels. There are also government grants available as part of the ECO4 scheme, to help households cover the costs of solar panels.