Efficient Power Storage Solutions by Blue Electric: Enhancing Sustainability with a combination of Solar PV, Battery Storage, and Cutting-Edge Electrical Services
in Crawley, West Sussex
Battery Storage – Waste nothing
Battery storage combined with Solar power is the most efficient way of generating and consuming electricity from the sun.
Although maximum efficiency is reached when the sun is shining, electricity is still produced on cloudy days and during winter. On the other hand, no electricity can be produced at night, but a storage system can solve this problem.
By installing battery storage in your property, all electricity generated while the sun is shining during the day, will be stored ready for use when the sun is no longer shining. In addition to this, any excess power not consumed can be sold back to the grid which can help towards the initial installation costs!
Blue Electric offers installation and maintenance services for all types of solar PV and battery storage systems, including domestic and large commercial systems.
- Efficiency tests
- Bird proofing
Over time dirt and grime will build up on the surface of your solar PV panels. Although Solar PV panels are pretty weather and dirt resistant, over time each panel’s efficiency will decrease if it’s not cleaned. Solar efficiency can increase by as much as 10% once cleaned!
Is solar battery storage right for my home?
If you have solar PV panels, or are planning to install them, then using home batteries to store electricity you’ve generated will help you to maximise the amount of renewable energy you use. In fact, 60% of people who have, or would consider, a home battery told us the reason was so they could use more of the electricity generated by their solar panels. Home-energy storage will also reduce the electricity you use from the grid, and cut your bill. If your home is off-grid, it can help to reduce your use of fossil fuel back-up generators. In the near future, time-of-use tariffs will let you store up electricity while it’s cheap (overnight, for example) so you can use it during peak times. A few energy companies have launched these already.
If you do have a smart metre, your export payments will be based on actual export data. However, if you also have a home battery installed, your export payments will be estimated at 50% of what you generate. This is because your export metre cannot determine whether electricity exported from your battery was originally generated by your panels or taken from the grid. If you are looking to install solar panels and a solar battery, new Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) tariffs will pay you for any excess renewable electricity you have generated and exported to the grid. Very few of these exist now but all companies with more than 150,000 customers have to offer them by the end of the year. Compare rates to find the best for you – but check that you’re eligible if you have storage installed.
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