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"Renewable Energy Doesn’t Cost The Earth” 

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BATTERY ENERGY STORAGE

Unlock the Power of Energy Storage

Harness the future of energy with our cutting-edge battery storage technology. As pioneers in renewable energy.

Why Should You Get Battery Storage?

Types Of Battery Storage 

There are many diverse types of battery storage systems. The most common is the lead-acid battery. These batteries are typically used in cars and trucks. Other battery storage systems include Lithium-ion batteries, the type of batteries used in smartphones, laptops, and electric vehicles.

Nickel-cadmium batteries can also be paired with panels. These are typically used in portable electronics, such as cordless power tools.

Nickel-metal-hydride batteries are another possibility. This type of battery is used in hybrid and electric vehicles.

Flow batteries are a type of battery sometimes used that depends on chemical reactions. Flow batteries have two chambers. Liquid-containing electrolytes flow between the two chambers delivering high efficiency with a depth of discharge of 100%. However, the electrolyte liquid tanks must be large enough to store significant energy. Their size makes them expensive and impractical for most households. Flow batteries are better suited to commercial and industrial applications.

It can be confusing to decide which battery is best for a domestic or small business setup. However, as renewable energy experts, our SW3 Green Energy Services team will explain the differences and advise on the best solution during a free, no-obligation survey.

Is Battery Storage Expensive?

Storage is not the perfect solution for all setups. Adding storage to an array will increase your system’s cost, depending on how much electricity you typically use and how much storage you require. For example, if you use most of your electricity during the day and tend to retire to bed early, investing in storage could be an unnecessary expense.

 

Calculating the cost of battery storage depends on the functional profile of the battery and the type of technology. With each option, there is a trade-off.

Our team has experience with each battery type, and if you are interested in an energy storage system, we invite you to contact us so we can discuss the pros and cons of each battery type.

Is it Worth Getting A Battery With Solar?

The answer to whether it is worth getting a battery with solar largely depends on individual circumstances. In some cases, the batteries can greatly boost the solar panel system, while in others, they may not be worth the investment. If you live in an area without grid electricity or with an unstable connection, storage is necessary. If your home is south facing and you do not use many appliances at night, storage will be most helpful during a power outage or if there are many cloudy or rainy days. 

Apart from reducing dependence on the grid, If the battery bank is large enough, it can even provide power for an entire home.

The cost of batteries has decreased significantly in recent years, making them more affordable for the average consumer. However, they still represent a considerable investment, so it is essential to weigh the pros and cons before deciding. 

How Long Will A 10-Kw Battery Power My House?

A 10-kW battery system is often used to provide home backup power in case of a power outage. This means that the battery can provide power for a certain time, depending on the brand. For example, a 10-kW battery system that is fully charged can provide power for about 8 hours. at 1kW/hr. But, if the system is only half-charged, it will provide power for only around 4 hours. When choosing a battery system for your home, it is important to consider both the size and capacity of the battery. This will help you determine how long the battery can provide power for your home when the panels are not generating electricity

Discover how solar panels can reduce your energy bills and benefit the environment. Contact us now for a free, no-obligation solar quote tailored to your specific needs. Start your journey to a greener and more cost-effective future today!

Get Your Free Solar Quote Today!

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