Another advantage of having a battery backup power system is that it provides you with a greater degree of electricity independence, as it becomes an ‘uninterruptible power system’ (UPS). Which means that if a power cut occurs in your electricity supply then your system automatically switches to the battery supply for continuous power.
TURBOCHARGE YOUR SOLAR PV SYSTEM....
IS YOUR SOLAR PV SYSTEM NOT AS GOOD AS YOU EXPECTED?
✔ POWER CUT BACK-UP.
✔ EXPANDABLE - ADD MORE BATTERIES.
✔ TOTAL CONTROL OF YOUR ENERGY USE.
✔ RETRO FITTED TO ANY SOLAR PV SYSTEM.
✔ ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING INTEGRATION.
✔ MASSIVELY REDUCE YOUR ELECTRICITY USE.
WHY NOT TURBOCHARGE YOUR SOLAR?
As we're sure you're aware, the Feed-In and Export tariff's have been an excellent incentive for homeowners to install a Solar PV System. However the reality is that a solar PV system is only a 'half way house' solution and many homeowners have mistakenly focused solely on the tariff payments, when there are bigger and better savings to be made on their electricity bills.
The truth is that a solar PV system is inefficient without a solar storage system.
The average solar powered household only uses 25% of the electricity it generates and the rest is sold back to the grid, as solar obviously generates energy during daylight hours. Unfortunately, this is the time most households use the least energy from their solar PV system! The solution is a state-of- the-art solar battery storage system that will solve this dilemma and complete your solar PV investment, enabling you to optimise your solar powerby storing unused capacity.
Because a lot of self-generated solar power is produced at a time when no one in the home can use it because they’re out at work, much of it ends up being exported. In the evening and early mornings when the demand for electricity is at its greatest, solar electricity is not available. Why send solar electricity back to the grid when you’re not using it, only to buy it back at a higher price when you need it? A solar PV battery storage system will allow you to take your home off the national grid during the most expensive times of the day and store your excess solar electricity for use later in the evening.
Without storage, you are only using around 25% of what you generate; with a solar battery system that usage can increase up to 85% - leading to a major reduction in electricity bills. With a solar battery system the excess power can be used to charge your batteries. When you use power in the evening you are drawing on the electricity stored during the day and may not need to pay for electricity. This bridges the gap between peak solar and peak demand, allowing you to use your electricity when you need it. Savvy consumers can also take advantage of power companies lower rates during the night and use the cheaper, stored electricity during peak hours when needed.
Now it's more important than ever to use as much of your solar PV generated electricity as possible, as the solar market is shifting from being revenue based to being driven by self-consumption. This shift means that when solar had more generous subsidies through the Feed-In tariff most homeowners could benefit from a relatively short payback period that provided an obvious financial incentive to invest in solar. Now, you can consume more of what you generate instead of exporting it to the grid for minimal gains.
Being able to efficiently store enough solar generated electricity for later use has long been the Holy Grail of the solar industry. Now that moment has arrived and you can increase your solar PV benefits by up to 150% by using all of the electricity it produces!
The costs are falling quickly and smart people can see its potential. There are 750,000 + homes in the UK that already have a solar PV system and those who already have solar will increasingly want to have further independence from the big six utility companies (British Gas, SSE, Scottish Power, EDF Electricity, E.On and Npower) that dominate Britain's electricity landscape.
Make the most of every bit of free electricity your solar PV panels produce and reduce your dependence on traditional power providers, as well as mitigating against rising electricity costs and improving electricity supply security, meaning that a solar PV battery system soon pays for itself.