Solar PV (Electricity) & Battery Store
Generate Free Electricity From With Solar PV & Battery Storage
Solar Photovoltaic panels, also known as PV, are a great way of harnessing the sun’s natural raise and converting this into electricity. This can then be used at home as well as topping-up a battery storage unit. Solar collectors (PV panels) are normally situated on your properties roof and can vary from in size depending on your requirements. Your roof would ideally be south facing and have no shading from trees of nearby properties. This is important because solar panels work more effectively when they have direct sunlight.
HOW SOLAR PANELS WORK
Solar PV & Battery Storage
Reduce Electricity Bills
Reduce Carbon Footprint
Battery Storage Units
Pay Less For Electricity
Solar Panels & Battery Storage
Is It worth the investment?
Solar power is one of the world’s fastest growing renewable energy solutions and could result in savings of up to £534 a year3 on your electricity bills.
An inverter converts the suns energy from the solar cells into electricity for your home. Your home will use this power as you generate it and you’ll import any extra you need from the grid.
If you have a battery added to your system you can store up the energy to use as and when you choose. You can also choose to top up your battery storage unit in the evening when electricity is cheaper.
Adding Battery Storage
Solar PV combined with battery storage
Solar panels generate the most energy throughout the day when, traditionally, homes use the least amount of electricity. This means your solar PV system will be producing a lot of surplus energy which would otherwise be wasted. Adding a battery allows you to store this extra electricity to use as and when you want.
You could choose to use the excess energy stored in your battery to power your home in the evening. This means you are even more independent from the grid or you could charge your electric vehicle, increasing the amount of clean energy used by your family.
If you have an economy 7 or off-peak tariff you can programme your system to top-up the batteries using cheap rate electricity. This is useful during the winter months when generation is low. You can also have an emergency power supply (EPS) connected to some essential circuits like your lights and TV/WIFI that will enable them to work if there’s a power cut
From Solar Photovoltaics to ground source heat pumps
Low-carbon Heating Solutions
With so many different low-carbon technologies available, it can be a daunting process trying to find the right one that suits your property. The above links provide useful information about each specific technology and how this may benefit you and your property.