What is energy storage?
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.
It gives you the flexibility to use your free electricity during evening hours or in the event of a blackout. Energy storage is a great addition to any property and can also be installed alongside any new renewable system and even retrofitted to most existing renewable technologies.
Benefits of energy storage systems?
Energy security - Energy storage systems are the first step towards achieving independence from energy suppliers as storing the energy you produce is the ideal insurance against continuously rising energy prices.
Provides backup power – Energy storage can serve as a backup power supply during blackouts. With an energy storage system, you will never have to be confronted with the unpleasant surprise where you are left in the dark with no lights or are unable to use simple property appliances. Energy Storage gives you that safe and secure feeling, especially for vulnerable individuals. Businesses no longer have to come to a halt during a blackout, as work can carry on, as usual, saving time and money.
Further, reduce your carbon footprint and help save the environment – Energy storage systems allow consumers to use more of the free energy produced by their renewable technologies, which don’t produce any harmful pollution rather than purchasing the excess from the grid. This technology is a way that each property can further help towards protecting the environment and tackling climate change.
Maximise renewable systems and reduce energy bills - Storing the free electricity you’re already producing from your renewable systems such as a solar PV array can increase your energy savings by 70% with a suitable energy management and battery storage system. Previously if you didn’t use 100% of the free electricity you generated during the day, this would automatically be fed straight back into the grid. However now with energy storage, you can store the free electricity you have generated so that you can utilise this during the evenings which will further reduce your energy bills.
Smart energy management - By smartly utilising your energy storage system, users can increase their return considerably. Running devices like the washing machine during daylight hours to maximise the use of the free electricity generated. Dependant on individual systems, users can check system performance online, through web-portals, smartphones and tablet devices to see energy generation, consumption and even battery levels. Home energy management has never been easier.
Why choose Ecolution energy storage installation services?
Being one of the UK’s largest and longest standing construction expert specialising in renewable technology installation. We have a proven track record evident from our extensive portfolio of renewable installations across the UK.
Being innovators within the new technology market we have close partnerships with leading manufacturers to ensure we are recommending and installing the best products. All the energy storage units we specify have been personally tried and tested by us either at our offices or even at our director’s properties, to ensure they fit the needs of both the commercial and residential markets.
We highly recommend that we with renewable technology installation that it is worth considering to upgrade with energy storage, to not only increase the benefits for the end user but also help to future-proof the system.
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.