If you are looking for simple but effective ways to save money while being greener, our Solar PV and Battery Storage are reliable and affordable methods. Only a few electrical companies in the United Kingdom are certified to handle Battery Storage Installations, and Amptech is one of these lucky companies, proud to be the third leading UK company to issue certificates for Battery Storage, still a rare find!
How Much Does a Solar Battery Storage System Cost (And Is It Worth It?)
Are Solar Batteries Cost-Effective?
Some of the major contributors to solar battery costs are the chemical materials that make up the battery, the life cycle of the battery, the storage capacity, and the usable capacity. These factors can cause the storage system costs in the UK to typically range between £1,200 and £6,000.
Also, considering that a solar battery’s lifespan lasts 5 to 15 years, the battery may have to be replaced more than once over the lifespan of your solar panels (typically 20-30 years). This can increase the total cost of installing a complete solar panel system.
However, if you are not home during peak sunshine hours, having a home battery storage system is certainly worthwhile. Your solar batteries will be able to store electricity for use when you are home after dark.
Suffice it to say, solar battery storage system costs are not inexpensive, but the investment can make up for the cost if implemented effectively. With batteries, you can become 100% energy-independent and self-reliant.
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Why Do You Need a Solar Battery Storage System?
Pairing solar batteries with solar arrays is a relatively new practice, but an effective one. You can benefit from solar battery storage in 4 key ways:
- Store energy for later use
- Significantly lower your energy costs
- Earn money by selling stored energy to the grid
- Become independent from the grid
Firstly, a solar battery stores the energy generated during sunlight hours and makes it readily available for use during non-production hours, such as at night or on cloudy days. By making use of photovoltaics you can essentially run your home on 100% renewable solar energy around the clock, as long as electricity demand does not exceed the supply that the battery can provide.
In addition, solar battery backup power can lower your energy costs significantly. By charging the solar battery during off-peak hours and discharging it during peak hours, you can avoid paying a lot for electricity from your utility company. The savings from this can serve towards reducing your battery system costs.
What’s more, you can sometimes earn money by selling the energy stored in your solar battery back to the electrical grid when electricity prices are at their highest—if your energy provider accepts the exporting of stored energy.
Finally, by adding a solar panel battery to your solar system, you can choose to be independent from the national grid at any time, thereby ensuring energy security for your household. Naturally, the how many solar panels you need to install for this will vary depending on your energy demands and budget.
When Is It Ideal to Install One?
A solar battery storage system is best used in combination with a solar PV array. Lucky, if you already have an existing array, it is a relatively simple task to add a solar battery into the mix. And if you have neither, the two systems can be bought in tandem to make your home run entirely on renewable energy.
The two technologies complement each other to bring down your storage system costs by making your solar panel array vastly more efficient. If you have been considering going green, there is no better time to start taking advantage of the money you can save on your monthly electricity bill.
Solar battery storage systems offer a variety of types of batteries for you to choose from, along with many advantages, like more eco-friendly efficiency, longer lifespan, and easier installation.
If you don’t have a solar panel system, you can purchase a battery by itself and charge it with energy from the grid. This would not be a solar battery solution but it can be another way to reduce your costs if you charge your battery during low peak times.
How Much Do Solar Batteries Cost?
Currently, the costs typically range between £1,200 and £6,000 depending on the capacity, chemical composite of the battery, and its life cycle.
Solar battery costs are in a similar situation to when the technology for photovoltaic systems was new. As the adoption of solar battery storage systems becomes more widespread, their price will naturally follow the same declining trend as solar panel costs.
Lithium-ion solar batteries are the most mainstream and cost-effective batteries of all kinds.
What Are the Pros & Cons of Solar Batteries?
As with any investment, there are both advantages and disadvantages to be aware of. Although there are many great benefits to investing in solar batteries, there are drawbacks that you need to know before you make the decision to buy a solar battery.
Below is a brief overview of the major pros and cons of solar batteries:
- Reduce your utility bills by storing surplus electricity, rather than exporting it
- Use electricity when and as you need it
- Earn a small amount by exporting stored energy to the grid
- High up-front costs
- You will need to replace the battery after 5-15 years
- Not all energy suppliers allow you to export stored energy
What Is the Lifespan of a Solar Battery?
The average lifespan of a solar battery storage system is around 5 to 7.5 years for lead-acid and 11-15 years for lithium-ion batteries. However, all batteries are vulnerable if they are over-discharged or exposed to extreme weather.
Depth of Discharge (DoD)
Depth of Discharge (DoD) means how much you can use the battery before recharging it. Just as it may be harmful for your phone’s battery to have only 2% remaining, the same goes for a solar battery storage system.
If you use up 100% of its charge or exceed its DoD limit before recharging it, the lifespan will be shortened significantly. For example, if you buy a solar battery storage system that has a capacity of 5 kW energy storage and 80% DoD, remember to charge it before using up the entire 4 kW in order to extend the life of the battery.
Compared with lead-acid batteries, lithium-ion batteries can handle a larger range of temperature changes and feature a higher tolerance level if discharged improperly. These advantages lead to lithium-ion batteries gaining a larger market share.Installing a solar battery storage system can make your life more convenient all year round without worrying about the weather. As it becomes more common in private use, it is important to make a wise investment and choose the most cost-effective product.
Sustainable For The Future
Our staff at Amptech Electrical Services is constantly looking to create a sustainable future for the world with renewable energy sources. Thanks to our desire to grow dependable electrical systems and reduce air pollution and greenhouse gases, we have produced several sustainable methods to support our planet and clientele.
As an established electrical services provider, we offer to service customers’ home and commercial EV electric vehicle charging ports. These charging devices can be easily installed with one of our excellent technicians, saving you time with a more functional and accessible location to charge your electronic vehicle and can work with your solar and battery storage system.
Amptech Electrical Services offers a wide range of affordable and durable electrical service systems to improve your quality of life. No matter your electrical needs, we would love to assist you in your next electrical project. Reach out to us today, so we can learn more about your needs and book an appointment at your best convenience, we also offer finance.
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-Instant Savings on your Energy Bills
-Earn Money and sell your excess energy back to the Grid
-Leading Solar Specialists, Proud to have been the third Company in the UK to Certificate Your Battery Storage, this is still a rare find!
-Make Blackouts a thing of the past
-Quality Management System in place for our clients
-10 Year Guarantee on Workmanship
-Increases the value of your property
-Can interact with EV Chargers
-Control your Solar System on an App on your mobile device
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