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Battery Back Up

In our opinion, in general, it is not worth installing a solar panel system without a battery back up (Energy Saving Storage Solution), unless you have a very diverse electricity usage pattern, and only use electricity when it’s daylight.

The increase in savings by installing an energy saving storage solution, can be quite substantial, over just a standalone solar panel system. Ask one of our surveyors for a calculated savings example.

Energy Independence: With a battery backup system, solar panel owners can store excess electricity generated during the day and use it later when the sun is not shining or during power outages. This increases energy independence and reduces reliance on the electrical grid.

Time-of-Use Optimization: Some regions have time-of-use electricity pricing, where electricity costs vary depending on the time of day. With a battery backup system, solar panel owners can store excess electricity when rates are low and use it during peak hours when electricity costs are higher. This helps to maximize cost savings by avoiding peak-time electricity consumption.

Peak Demand Management: Battery storage systems can help manage peak demand on the electrical grid. During periods of high electricity demand, such as hot summer afternoons, when energy consumption is at its peak, stored energy from batteries can be used to reduce the strain on the grid, contributing to grid stability and preventing blackouts.

Environmental Impact: By using a battery backup system, solar panel owners can further reduce their environmental impact. Instead of sending excess electricity back to the grid, which may still rely on fossil fuels, the stored energy can be utilized directly, maximizing the use of clean, renewable energy.

It’s important to note that the specific benefits of a battery backup system will depend on factors such as battery capacity, solar panel capacity, energy consumption patterns, and individual needs.