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  • Tom Clarkson

Adding Batteries to Supercharge Your Solar System

As technology advances and environmental consciousness grows, more homeowners are turning to solar energy to power their homes. Yet, while solar panels are undoubtedly a fantastic way to harness renewable energy, there's a way to elevate your solar system to the next level: by incorporating batteries.


Recently, we had the pleasure of working with a client who decided to enhance their existing solar setup by adding batteries. In just the first month, our client experienced a staggering 40% reduction in their monthly electric bill. Let's delve into the benefits of adding batteries to an existing solar system and explore how this upgrade can revolutionise your energy efficiency.


Why Add Batteries to Your Solar System?


  1. Energy Independence: By adding batteries to your solar system, you're essentially creating your own mini power grid. With energy stored in batteries, you're less reliant on the traditional grid, giving you greater independence and resilience, especially during power outages or emergencies.

  2. Maximising Solar Power: Solar panels generate energy during the day when the sun is shining. However, most UK households use the bulk of their electricity in the evenings when solar production decreases. Batteries solve this dilemma by storing excess energy generated during the day for use later, ensuring you make the most of your solar investment.

  3. Reducing Peak Demand Charges: Many utility companies impose peak demand charges during times of high electricity usage. By drawing power from batteries during peak hours, you can mitigate these charges, leading to significant cost savings over time.

  4. Access to preferably tariffs and rates: Many energy companies now offer customers with batteries access to preferential rates and tariffs. It can get confusing trying to compare all of the latest tariffs, speak to our solar team who are happy to offer guidance on the best options for your current and future set up.

  5. Charge your batteries on the lower rates: One of the most common reasons we're finding customers are having batteries installed is to be able to charge their batteries up during the low rate hours and then use this cheaper energy during peak hours while avoiding the more expensive rates. Our team can help you make the most of these rates by programming your system to import and/or export during specific times of the day.

  6. Environmental Impact: Utilising stored solar energy reduces reliance on fossil fuels, thereby lowering your carbon footprint and contributing to a cleaner, greener planet.


Our Client's Success Story

Our recent client had an existing solar system but wanted to explore options for further reducing their reliance on the grid. After thorough consultation, our solar team recommended integrating two Sunsynk 5.12kWh batteries into their setup.

Upon installation, the impact was immediate. Our clients saw a remarkable 40% reduction in their monthly electric bill in just the first month. This substantial saving not only provided financial relief but also validated their commitment to sustainable energy practices.


Conclusion


If you're considering solar energy for your home, don't overlook the potential of incorporating batteries. Not only will you maximise your solar investment, but you'll also join the ranks of forward-thinking individuals committed to shaping a brighter, more sustainable future.


Looking to install a solar PV system on your home or business premises? Contact our team today for expert advise and a free, no obligation quote and solar design.


01733 601698


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