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 that can be used at home as well as topping-up a battery storage unit. Solar collectors (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. 


Solar PV & Battery Storage

Solar PV cells are made from layers of semi-conducting material, usually silicon. When light shines on the material, electrons are knocked loose, creating a flow of electricity. The cells don’t need direct sunlight to work, they can work on a cloudy day. However, the stronger the sunshine, the more electricity generated

Reduce Electricity Bills

Your Solar Panels will generate electricity even on cloudy days. This will help to reduce your electricity bill.

Reduce Carbon Footprint

Solar PV is a green energy and could save around 1.3 to 1.6 tonnes of carbon per year (depending where you are within the UK) *Energy Saving Trust
Solar Photovoltaic

Battery Storage Units

Adding a battery allows you to store this extra electricity, which can be used in the evenings.

Pay Less For Electricity

could result in savings of up to £534 a year3 on your electricity bills by installing solar panels and battery storage

Solar PV & Battery Storage

Is It worth the investment?

Solar 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 by installing solar panels and battery storage

An inverter then converts the 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, making you 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, especially 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

Generating Renewable Energy

With such so many different renewable energy 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.