How To Know What Battery Storage To Choose?


How To Know What Battery Storage To Choose?

If you didn’t already know battery storage is becoming the next must-have renewable technology for people trying to either reduce their energy bills or increase their energy security.

Energy storage systems are made up of an energy management unit and batteries. The system allows you to store excess energy generated from your renewable technologies such as solar PV allowing you to increase your self-consumption of free renewable electricity in your property.

However, you can also use an energy storage unit to store electricity from the grid during the day as it is usually at a cheaper rate so that you can use the energy in the evening saving you money each day on your energy bills.

However, with all renewable technologies, you are faced with options and certain specifications you should use when weighing up your options. The most important ones to consider when looking into battery storage is capacity & power, efficiency and manufacturer.

Capacity & Power

Capacity is the total amount of power that an energy storage system can store measure in kilowatt hours (kWh). While capacity tells you how big your battery is, it doesn’t tell you how much electricity a battery can provide at any moment. Which means you will also need to consider the battery’s power rating.

A battery with a high capacity and a low power rating would deliver a low amount of electricity for a long period of time, whereas a battery with low capacity and a high-power rating could run your entire home but only for a few hours.

Efficiency

A battery’s round-trip efficiency represents the amount of energy that can be used as a percentage of the amount of energy that it took to store. For example, if you feed 5 kWh of electricity into your battery storage unit and get 4 kWh back the battery has 80 percent round-trip efficiency!

Manufacturer

Many different types of organisations are developing and manufacturing battery storage systems now that it has become so popular from car and solar photovoltaic manufacturers to specialist dedicated Energy Storage companies.

Recommended energy storage systems

Here at Ecolution we only work with leading manufacturers to ensure we are recommending and installing the best quality products!

All the energy storage units we specify have been personally tried and tested by us, from commercial sized units at our own offices and residential sized systems at our director’s homes to ensure they fit the needs of all clients.

This is why we have chosen to partner with Hycube a leading German battery manufacturer as they have a key focus on quality products and services.

Hycubes Energy Storage solutions are unlike no other in the market right now with their all-in-one unit including their sophisticated smart management system allowing you to truly optimise your energy usage and savings which can be controlled and reported from one easy to use app.

Find an Energy Storage Solution that works for you

When you know what to look for and what to avoid in a renewable energy battery, it’s much easier to find the best system for yourself or your business. With our experienced in-house technical teams, we will provide you with a tailor-made service from site assessment to the design and planning stages, through to completion, ensuring all your requirements are met and that optimum renewable systems are delivered at competitive prices!

Get in touch with our dedicated team today to discuss what battery storage could do for you and arrange a FREE survey

If you didn’t already know battery storage is becoming the next must-have renewable technology for people trying to either reduce their energy bills or increase their energy security.

Energy storage systems are made up of an energy management unit and batteries. The system allows you to store excess energy generated from your renewable technologies such as solar PV allowing you to increase your self-consumption of free renewable electricity in your property.

However, you can also use an energy storage unit to store electricity from the grid during the day as it is usually at a cheaper rate so that you can use the energy in the evening saving you money each day on your energy bills.

However, with all renewable technologies, you are faced with options and certain specifications you should use when weighing up your options. The most important ones to consider when looking into battery storage is capacity & power, efficiency and manufacturer.

Capacity & Power

Capacity is the total amount of power that an energy storage system can store measure in kilowatt hours (kWh). While capacity tells you how big your battery is, it doesn’t tell you how much electricity a battery can provide at any moment. Which means you will also need to consider the battery’s power rating.

A battery with a high capacity and a low power rating would deliver a low amount of electricity for a long period of time, whereas a battery with low capacity and a high-power rating could run your entire home but only for a few hours.

Efficiency

A battery’s round-trip efficiency represents the amount of energy that can be used as a percentage of the amount of energy that it took to store. For example, if you feed 5 kWh of electricity into your battery storage unit and get 4 kWh back the battery has 80 percent round-trip efficiency!

Manufacturer

Many different types of organisations are developing and manufacturing battery storage systems now that it has become so popular from car and solar photovoltaic manufacturers to specialist dedicated Energy Storage companies.

Recommended energy storage systems

Here at Ecolution we only work with leading manufacturers to ensure we are recommending and installing the best quality products!

All the energy storage units we specify have been personally tried and tested by us, from commercial sized units at our own offices and residential sized systems at our director’s homes to ensure they fit the needs of all clients.

This is why we have chosen to partner with Hycube a leading German battery manufacturer as they have a key focus on quality products and services.

Hycubes Energy Storage solutions are unlike no other in the market right now with their all-in-one unit including their sophisticated smart management system allowing you to truly optimise your energy usage and savings which can be controlled and reported from one easy to use app.

Find an Energy Storage Solution that works for you

When you know what to look for and what to avoid in a renewable energy battery, it’s much easier to find the best system for yourself or your business. With our experienced in-house technical teams, we will provide you with a tailor-made service from site assessment to the design and planning stages, through to completion, ensuring all your requirements are met and that optimum renewable systems are delivered at competitive prices!

Get in touch with our dedicated team today to discuss what battery storage could do for you and arrange a FREE survey

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