Home Energy Storage Systems

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Solar batteries, otherwise known as a home-energy battery, work in tandem with your solar PV system to store excess energy for use when you need it. This can help by reducing your energy usage during peak hours, therefore reducing your energy bills.

Solar batteries allow for the continued use of renewable energy produced by your solar PV panels during the evenings and nights when your panels will not generate enough electricity to meet your demands. Traditionally homes use smaller amounts of electricity during the day when solar PV panels are producing peak levels of electricity, wasting any excess energy being produced. Home energy storage batteries capture this excess energy, reducing your energy wastage and saving you money.

Home energy storage batteries can be installed at the same time as the installation of your solar PV panels or retrospectively fitted at a later date. At SolarTherm UK, our fully trained and accredited engineers can do both, as well as providing expert advice on the best home energy storage system based on your energy usage requirements.

Solar batteries can be used to power any electrical appliances in your home, often working automatically without any intervention. Common uses for the energy from home energy storage systems including charging electric vehicles and reducing reliance on the grid during peak hours if your solar PV panels aren’t generating sufficient electricity.

Home-energy storage batteries aren’t just for those with solar panels. Home energy storage batteries can be set up to charge overnight during off-peak hours on an Economy 7 or Economy 10 tariffs, allowing you to utilise the cheap energy stored in your battery during peak hours.

There are two types of home energy storage systems available, a DC or AC coupling. Each type of system comes with several advantages and disadvantages. Our team at SolarTherm UK will be able to provide you advice based on your current set-up as well as talking you through the advantages and disadvantages of each system. Typically, AC-coupled systems are recommended for those retrofitting and have solar PV panels already installed and don’t require the replacement of the existing DC inverter. On the other hand, DC-coupled systems are recommended for those installing home energy batteries at the same time as installing solar PV panels due to the greater efficiency of the system.

The Benefits Of Solar Batteries

There are several benefits to having a solar battery or energy storage system added to your home and solar PV system, including:

Electricity Savings

By storing excess energy not being utilised from your solar PV panels, you can use this energy whenever required, therefore reducing your reliance on the grid and energy bills.

Renewable Energy

Instead of using energy produced by the grid, you can utilise the renewable energy produced by your solar PV panels whenever you require it.

Backup Power

Should there be a power cut, you can continue as normal using your electric devices and appliances by utilising the power stored in your energy storage battery. Most systems are designed for just storage, however, there are a number of systems available that offer the backup storage capability in the event of a power cut.

Solar Battery Maintenance

Solar batteries have a typical lifespan between 10-15 years, with most solar batteries coming as standard with a 10-year warranty. There are several variables that can impact the life of a solar energy storage system, including:

  • Charging cycles and usage
  • Regular power boosts and gassing
  • Storage location
  • Protection from weather
  • Direct heat and sunlight impacting operating temperatures

Solar Battery Cost

Solar battery price can vary depending on the brand, size and type of solar battery storage system installed. Solar battery cost and installation can range from anywhere between £2,000 - £15,000. Installing solar batteries at the same time as having your solar PV panels installed will save on installations cost as well as qualifying for 5% VAT, as opposed to retrofitted solar batteries attracting a 20% VAT rate.

To find out how much solar batteries cost to install on your house, enquire online today.

How Many Solar Batteries Do I Need?

Depending on the type of solar battery installed, as well as the energy usage of the home, it can vary from one to several batteries. During our assessment, we will calculate your energy usage as well as the potential savings from installing solar batteries. If installing solar batteries will benefit you, we will recommend a solar battery that will best fit your energy usage requirements to ensure maximum savings and efficiency of your solar battery.

Home Energy Battery Financing

At SolarTherm UK, we work with several carefully selected finance partners to help you spread the cost of purchasing your home energy storage batteries. We will work with several carefully selected finance providers to adapt any finance to meet your specific needs and requirements. With our financing options, you have got the ability to spread the cost of the home energy batteries and installation into affordable monthly payments.

SolarTherm UK Solar Battery Reviews

Since being founded in 2011, SolarTherm UK has been delivering the highest levels of service on all home energy battery installations to our customers across the UK. With hundreds of glowing reviews, you can feel safe in the knowledge that our customers come front and centre across all of our projects.

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    FAQs

    How Many Solar Batteries Do I Need?

    Depending on the type of solar battery installed, as well as the energy usage of the home, it can vary from one to several batteries. During our assessment, we will calculate your energy usage as well as the potential savings from installing solar batteries. If installing solar batteries will benefit you, we will recommend a solar battery that will best fit your energy usage requirements to ensure maximum savings and efficiency of your solar battery.

    Are Solar Batteries Safe?

    Solar batteries are as safe as many other types of electrical appliances in your home. With the required maintenance and professional installation, home energy batteries are worry-free, in fact, you won’t even notice them.

    Where Can Solar Batteries Be Installed?

    Solar batteries can be installed in several locations such as the loft, garage, under your stairs, within a cupboard and several other locations in your home.

    How Long Do Solar Batteries Take To Install

    Solar battery installation will normally take a day; however, this does vary depending on the complexity and size of the installation. Once we have completed a survey, we will be able to advise you further on several factors such as installation location, price and installation time.