How do solar batteries work?
With any solar PV system installation, the energy generated by the panels is converted from DC to AC electricity by an inverter, then distributed around your home or business through your consumer unit. With a solar panel-only installation, any unused energy is exported to the grid. During summer months, this can be a significant amount of energy lost every day to the grid for a low price.
With a battery storage system, any amount of energy not used around the property is used for charging your battery which can massively reduce wasted excess energy being exported to the national grid every day. The renewable energy stored is available to be discharged during peak energy usage during the day and throughout the night, making the most of your solar energy.
Our talented battery installers can answer all your questions, spanning the types of battery needed for different usage, such as home and lithium-ion batteries.
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See a battery in action
During the day the solar panel system is generating 3kW, enough to completely power the house and charge the solar battery system.
The sun has set so there is no solar energy. The home battery storage system charged during the day and will now power the house and avoid power cuts through the evening.
Late evening after heavy electricity usage, the solar battery is fully discharged, so electricity is finally pulled from the grid to power the house.
Our recommended battery storage system
The G4 X-ESS system is the Red Dot Winner and 4th generation hybrid solar PV inverter with stackable X-ESS solar battery storage units from a highly experienced company with over eleven years in the Solar PV market.
The G4 inverter features 150% PV overpowering, a huge ambient temperature rating of -30 to 50 degrees Celsius, built-in WiFI for remote monitoring, and a built-in changeover switch for emergency power supply.
The X-ESS battery storage system features 3.1kWh units stackable up to a total of 12kWh per inverter, a high voltage operation for faster charge and discharge rates with a sleek, modular design for installation in all locations. The inverter can be scheduled to charge the battery during economy 7 hours or discharged during periods of high export rates.
The wide ambient temperature range is unlike anything else on the market and allows for the solar PV system to be installed outside or in a loft without a decrease in performance. Most other systems only have an ambient temperature range of zero to fifty degrees Celcius.
A Recent Project
17 Trina Solar Panels
6kW SolaX Hybrid Inverter
9.2kWh SolaX Battery Storage
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Home battery for existing solar panels
Works with the Feed-in-Tariff
Adding a home solar battery to any solar panel only system can be hugely beneficial, especially for those who are registered with and receive the Feed-In-Tariff export payments. This allows homeowners with solar panels to still receive their payments for the 50% of solar panel generated energy as well as store the energy before it goes out to the grid, making it hugely profitable in the long run.
These are called AC-Coupled battery storage systems, as the solar battery has its own battery inverter/ charger, and works alongside the solar panel inverter. We love working with SolaX and Givenergy for these AC coupled battery storage installations!