Optimise your solar PV with battery storage

Maximise your self-consumption

Batteries for solar PV systems are designed to capture surplus solar generation usually exported to the grid, storing it for use later in the day when the sun isn’t shining.

Some models of battery storage are becoming increasingly sophisticated, allowing you to charge from the grid making use of cheap overnight tariffs and providing back up in the times of a power cut.

Energy Independence

The benefits of battery storage
Save more money

By using stored solar energy in the evenings or when the sun isn’t shining, you will not need to draw as much energy from your supplier, saving you even more money on your bills.

Self-sufficiency

With a solar battery storage system, you are taking a step closer to energy independence and futureproofing your home against impending issues such as brownouts and blackouts.

Protection from price hikes

Energy suppliers are continually hiking their prices. Indeed, they have been increasing at eight times the rate of earnings. By using your self-generated solar energy in the day and stored energy when the sun isn’t shining, you will be drawing less energy from your supplier.

Future protection

Battery software can be updated over the air, so as technology continues to develop, you will know that your investment will keep on improving with time.

Maximise solar energy

If you are exporting more than expected, due to being out during the day or low energy usage in general, then you are effectively exporting your investment in solar energy. Using stored energy will allow you to maximise on the solar energy that you have generated.

Time-Of-Use Tariffs

Some batteries have the ability to charge from the grid, making use of low-rate Time-Of-Use tariffs and providing a cheap alternative to drawing from the grid in winter months when your solar may not be producing as much.

The perfect addition
to your PV system

How it works
Generate

Solar panels turn ambient light into DC electricity

Manage

A battery controller sends unused generation to your battery

Store

Your battery will store excess energy in readiness for when required

Use

The battery controller draws energy from the battery when required

Not all batteries are created equal

What we recommend
Tesla Powerwall 2

A powerful 13.5kWh capacity and the ability to charge from the grid, the Powerwall from Tesla is the most efficient battery currently available.

BYD

This modular, cost effective system from one of the leading brands in Lithium technology will deliver increased savings on your energy bill.

Sonnen

With a minimum lifespan of 10,000 charging cycles, this modular system can be sized to exactly fit your needs and will automatically adjust the energy usage in your household.

Any questions?

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An Excellent Service

“The system works wonderfully and over the years has produced better than the estimates that you gave. The guys who installed the solar panels were very efficient and completed the installation within a few hours, well done all, an excellent service and product. A big thank you”

— David Caldicot

An Excellent Service

“The system works wonderfully and over the years has produced better than the estimates that you gave. The guys who installed the solar panels were very efficient and completed the installation within a few hours, well done all, an excellent service and product. A big thank you”

— David Caldicot

Maximising the self-consumption of your PV system

There are times during the day that you will maximise solar energy production, and peak times you will use energy.

Most households peak use tends to be in the mornings and late afternoon/evenings. In winter months, there is little or no daylight at these times. Reversely, when the system is operating at its maximum, households are usually unable to make full use of all the electricity that is being generated and therefore it is sent to the grid.

A storage system saves the unused daytime peak energy for when you home needs it the most, maximising your consumption of the clean energy you generate.

Time of use tariff rates

Make the most of these new tariffs

Time-of-use tariffs are in place to incentivise you as a homeowner to use more energy during off-peak times rather than on-peak times. Since smart meters record energy consumption every half hour, it is possible for energy suppliers to charge different tariff rates to reflect your actual energy consumption. This means for a more cost reflective tariff so that you can take control of your energy plan to suit your lifestyle, like some homeowners did when the Economy 7 and 10 tariffs were introduced.

The ability to charge from the grid is a feature of the Tesla Powerwall. You can choose if your battery should only charge from solar energy or charge from the grid too. The latter will require you to see when your tariff rates are at their lowest so you can ensure the battery is charging during off-peak times to maximise your savings.

The right battery for you

We can accurately size the ideal storage solution

Sizing the right system for your requirements is something that our energy advisers do every day.  They will consider your lifestyle, your property, your current energy usage and solar performance to design a storage system that will perfectly suit your needs.  Indeed, if we believe that a storage system would not be of benefit to you, we will not be recommending one!

Easier than one,
two, three.

The Solar Plants process.

Relax, advising on solar technology is something we have been doing for years…here is what to expect:

Easier than one,
two, three

The Solar Plants process.

Relax, advising on solar technology is something we have been doing for years…here is what to expect:

Technical Survey

Whether you have solar PV already or you are looking at a solar/storage solution, our Energy Advisers will fully assess your property with a view to providing a best-in-class technology solution.

Performance Analysis

If you have solar already, our experts will look at self-consumption, consumption and export levels and will assess whether battery storage would be able to provide further savings and a return on investment.

Determine Trends

Our sophisticated software will be able to take all of your energy data to determine usage trends and will produce a personalised energy chart that will help size the perfect storage system for you.

Your solar powered future is just a few clicks away.

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