Can you have Home Battery Storage without Solar Panels?
Not every home is suitable for solar panels, however if your home falls into this category you can still have battery storage without solar panels. Many UK homeowners are not even aware you can have a battery storage system by itself! In this blog we will explain how this is possible and look at the benefits of having a battery without solar panels.
What is a Battery Storage System?
A battery storage system allows you to store electricity from the grid or from renewable energy sources such as solar panels. By storing this energy it can then be used later during more demanding hours or hours where it may be more expensive for your to use electricity.
What are the benefits of a Home Battery Storage System?
With a home battery you can store electricity from the grid during off peak hours when rates are lower and use it during peak hours when rates are higher which helps you practice energy independence and gives you more control over your energy usage. Additionally you can save hundreds of pound a year off your energy bills by simply programming your system to force charge during hours when your electricity tariff is cheaper.
By adding an Emergency Power Supply (EPS) to your battery storage it means that during power outages a home battery can provide backup power to keep your appliances running so you don’t need to worry about food spoilage, medical equipment or being left in the dark during an outage. As we may be facing more blackouts in the upcoming years due to shortages of gas and electricity supplies there is no better time to invest in a home battery storage system.
Even without solar panels a battery storage system you can contribute to a greener future as you are using stored electricity during times of high demand or when renewable energy sources are limited. A standalone battery system is the perfect option if you are looking to become more green and energy independent when your home is not suitable for solar panels. With that being said if your home is suitable for Solar Panels we would recommend installing both as it is more cost-effective and reduces your carbon footprint.
Why we recommend installing Solar Panels with your Battery
When you install solar panels with a battery you are no longer as reliant on the grid as you would have been with a standalone battery system. This means you are reliant on the sunshine available which luckily doesn’t cost a thing. Furthermore a typical UK home with solar panels could save the UK around one tonne of carbon per year. If this alone is not a reason to invest in both solar panels and battery storage you can save even more money by selling surplus energy back to the grid through the Smart Export Guarantee and earn up to 15p for every kW sold back.
Given the current energy crisis and UK threats of power cuts it makes sense that more homeowners are considering battery storage. If you are interested in learning more about the costs of home battery storage please contact our team today on 01371 875 222 or make an enquiry on our website!