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Solar Battery Storage Cambridge

If you’ve installed a solar panel system or considered adopting one, you might ask, “Why would I need solar battery storage?” Simply put, a solar battery can enhance your energy availability and lead to substantial savings. It allows you to store surplus solar energy during sunny days for use during the night or those classic cloudy British spells, lessening your dependence on the grid and potentially reducing your energy bills. That’s why our experts at Residential Solar are here to guide your home’s solar battery storage solution. We can help make your solar panels go further with solar battery storage. Storing solar energy in a battery enables you to achieve energy independence.

With the initial cost for solar battery storage starting at £4,000, contact our team for specific costs based on your requirements and needs.

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What to know when installing a home solar battery storage

Solar panels can generate clean energy for your home during daylight hours. But what happens when the sun goes down, and electricity demand rises in the evenings? This is where adding solar battery storage comes into play.

A home solar battery allows you to store surplus solar electricity during the day for use at night. It acts like a reservoir, capturing excess energy produced by your panels so you can tap into it later when you need it most. Batteries let you maximise self-consumption of the solar power you generate.

Without a battery, unused solar electricity gets exported to the grid or lost. By installing storage, you can keep and use more solar energy captured by your panels rather than sending it off and reverting to grid electricity after dark. This increases energy independence, reduces your carbon footprint and lowers power bills. In short, with the right battery, you can unlock solar power around the clock, not just when the sun is up. It takes your solar system to the next level.

Why Choose Residential Solar for Your Solar Battery Needs?

Cambridge City Council has been exploring options for battery storage to be paired with existing and new solar installations. This aims to maximise local solar power generation and support the city’s transition to clean energy. Furthermore, with the UK government’s focus on reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050, there has been growing interest in solar power in cities like Cambridge.

By adding battery storage, surplus solar electricity generated during the day can be stored and used in the evening peak when panels aren’t generating. However, the intermittency of solar energy presents challenges. This highlights the importance of solar battery storage – installing batteries would maximise the benefit of on-site solar generation and support the decarbonisation of Cambridge’s electricity grid.

When you opt for Residential Solar Cambridge, you’re not just purchasing a product but gaining a committed team of local solar experts. We pride ourselves in providing top-quality products, professional installations, and continuous customer service. Contact us today for a free consultation. Your journey to a greener, more sustainable Cambridge lifestyle starts here.

Frequently Asked Questions about Solar Battery Storage

How does a Solar Battery work?

Solar batteries store the excess energy your solar panels generate. This stored energy comes in handy during the evening or on cloudy days, ensuring a consistent and reliable power supply for your Cambridge home.

What are the types of Solar Batteries for homes?

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 for your home depends on various factors, such as your energy needs, budget, and the capacity of your solar panel system. Consult with our Cambridge-based solar experts to find the best match for your home.

Can you go entirely off the grid with solar battery storage?

Adequate solar panel systems and efficient battery storage can let homeowners go completely off-grid. However, this option depends on your energy consumption habits, local weather conditions, and the size of your solar+battery setup.

How much does a solar battery cost?

The average cost for a solar battery ranges from £5,000 to £7,000, including installation. We offer various financing options, and the long-term benefits usually outweigh the initial costs.

What is the environmental impact of solar batteries?

Solar batteries contribute to a more sustainable energy future by optimising 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 do I choose the right battery storage system for my home?

Our expert team at Residential Solar Cambridge will guide you in selecting a solar battery that matches your energy consumption, solar panel system size, budget, and desired level of independence from the grid.

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

Most modern solar batteries require minimal maintenance. Warranties usually range between 5 and 15 years, and our team will help you understand your warranty terms to maximise your investment.

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