Why Buy Battery
The UK has a problem with ageing power stations. The UK Government’s policy is to close all coal powered power stations by 2025 which, according to reports, could leave gaps in the energy grid giving the country less energy security and reliability. To fill these gaps, more power stations will have to be built at an increased cost to the final consumer and a greater “energy mix” needs to be created. More Sources of Energy need to be fed into the grid such as renewables.
To safeguard yourself against the rise in future costs, we at Eco Environments believe it is worth investing in green self sufficient energy.
Battery Storage Systems
Having a Solar PV system will reduce your electricity bills and return a long term profit. Any surplus solar energy produced will go back into the National Grid. When the sun goes down or environmental conditions are poor you are back to relying on the ageing UK grid for power but with batteries you can use your self-generated solar energy day and night.
A battery storage system with PV will increase your self-sufficiency and decrease your reliability on the National Grid making you more independent. Any surplus electrical energy created from the PV panels will be directed into the batteries. Once the batteries are fully charged, the surplus electrical energy will be fed back into the National Grid. During non-daylight hours or when environmental conditions mean that your PV isn’t producing enough energy instead of drawing the power from the National Grid at a cost, you will use your stored energy in the batteries to power your home or business.
By using historical trends and environmental data, smart battery systems such as Sonnen can predict how much power will be needed and when. This will then enable the software to charge the batteries smartly throughout the day.
Using the Sonnen technology you can also control smart appliances such as washing machines to switch on and operate when there is sufficient energy available. This means you are not using the National Grid supply and therefore reducing your energy \Z costs. If your energy output is too high for the battery to handle, it will automatically switch over to the Grid.