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Battery Storage

If you’ve installed a solar panel system or are considering it, you may wonder, “Why do I need a battery?” The answer is simple—energy availability and savings. With a solar battery, you can store surplus solar power generated during the day for use at night or during cloudy periods. This reduces your reliance on the grid, gives you backup power during outages, and can significantly lower your energy bills.

Consistent Energy Supply

Battery storage for solar panels is like a reservoir, storing the sun’s energy captured during the day for use when the sun isn’t shining. It’s your personal, renewable power station, ensuring a consistent energy supply around the clock.

Frequently Asked Questions about Battery Storage

How does a solar battery work?

Solar batteries work by storing excess energy generated by your solar panels. When your panels produce, more power than your home requires, this energy charges your battery. Once the sun goes down or on cloudy days when your panels can’t generate enough power, your battery supplies the energy you need, ensuring a consistent power supply.

What are the types of solar batteries?

Several types of solar batteries include lead-acid, lithium-ion, saltwater, and flow batteries. While lead-acid batteries are often cheaper upfront, lithium-ion batteries are more efficient, longer-lasting, and require less maintenance, making them a popular choice for residential use.

What is the best solar battery for residential use?

The “best” solar battery depends on your household needs, budget, and solar production capacity. An excellent residential solar battery should have high efficiency, a long life span, a full warranty, and be easy to maintain. Consult with our solar experts to find the best fit for your home.

Can I go entirely off-grid with solar battery storage?

With a robust solar panel system and efficient battery storage, it’s possible to go off-grid. However, this depends on your energy consumption, local weather patterns, and the size of your solar+battery system. Remember, being off-grid means complete energy independence, but you’re solely responsible for all your energy generation and storage.

How much does a solar battery cost?

The cost of solar batteries varies based on capacity, brand, and type. On average, you can expect to pay between £5,000 to £7,000, including installation. But don’t let the upfront cost intimidate you—we offer a range of financing options, and the long-term savings on energy bills often outweigh the initial investment.

What about the environmental impact of solar batteries?

Solar batteries contribute to a more sustainable energy future by optimizing the use of solar power. Many manufacturers have robust recycling programs in place for their end-of-life. Residential Solar only partners with manufacturers who follow responsible recycling practices.

How to choose the right solar battery storage system?

Choosing the correct solar battery involves considering your energy usage, the size of your solar panel system, your budget, and your desired level of energy independence. Our team at Residential Solar can help guide you through this process, ensuring you make the best choice for your circumstances.

What are the maintenance and warranty aspects of a solar battery?

Most modern solar batteries require little to no maintenance. Regarding warranties, they typically last between 5-15 years, depending on the manufacturer. At Residential Solar, we’ll help you understand your warranty and ensure you get the most out of your investment.

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Why choose Residential Solar for your solar battery needs?

When you choose Residential Solar, you’re not just buying a product; you’re partnering with a team of dedicated solar experts committed to helping you achieve your clean energy goals. We pride ourselves on offering top-quality products, professional installation, and ongoing customers.