If you’re considering investing in a battery for your energy storage, then we’ve got 5 reasons to influence your final decision. Information is power and with the world in climate crisis mode right now, it’s never been more important to go green!
In 2019 the average combined gas and electricity bill for UK households reached an eye-watering £1,289 a year. Broken down, the average electricity bill was £679 – an increase of 6% compared to 2018. With this growth, it only makes sense that you and your family save as much possible.
While solar panels alone will decrease your energy bills, they don’t store the excess energy you generate, and this is sent back to the grid…unless you add battery storage. It’s important to note that you don’t need solar panels to have battery storage. Once you have a smart meter, you are ready to start saving!
1. Make the Most of Your Power
With standard solar power installations, you are plugged into the grid. If your panels, for whatever reason, don’t produce ample energy, your home draws on the grid to make up for the deficit.
You pay for this energy just like you would if you didn’t have any solar panels. If you produce more power than your usual intake, you can sell it back to the grid, securing a more affordable electric bill.
With battery storage, your excess power is stored in the battery system. At night when your system doesn’t produce energy, you can pull your saved energy from the battery storage unit. This gives you more control over how you use your energy, and you won’t have to pay high energy prices for your evening usage.
2. Better Energy Security
Solar battery installations make your home more secure if you live in an area where the grid is unstable, or if you simply want to provide a stronger level of certainty for your home’s power. Battery storage can power sections of your home for many hours, even if the grid crashes.
3. Reduce Your Home’s Carbon Footprint
Installing solar batteries allows you to reduce your home’s carbon footprint and bring it closer to self-sufficiency. This is hugely important for anyone who wants to get involved in the green revolution and reduce excess pollution. Along with battery storage, solar creates much less pollution in comparison to the old age fossil fuels.
4. No Noise Pollution
Unlike many generators, solar panels and battery storage don’t create any noise pollution that will disturb you, or your lovely neighbours. This is an important benefit and is a great way for anyone who currently has a generator to update their system for better functionality.
5. (The Big One!) Reduced Electric Bills!
One of the most popular benefits of battery storage is that they will help you save on your electricity bills. Improve your home with a battery system and you’ll avoid the high fees associated with electricity suppliers, create self-sufficiency, and save the electricity you have made.
All these are huge wins for any household – big or small!
If you’ve been thinking about lowering your carbon footprint and are interested in saving on your electricity bills, battery storage is the one for you.
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