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Prepare For Batteries.

The benefits of energy storage are well known; not only do batteries help smooth the intermittency of solar power but they can also help improve the economics of certain solar installations.
 
 
In the UK, the mechanics of solar are simple –
 
 

Step 1

Generate the power

Step 2

Consume the power

(offsetting grid costs at anything from 20p – 50p per unit)

Step 3

Export the power

(at anything from 4p – 16p)

With energy storage, not only can you take your site ‘off-grid’ but you can also avoid selling your power at a ‘loss’. Additionally, an appropriately sized battery can help support your operations if you experience a power cut.
 
Unfortunately, ascertaining the economic benefit of a battery is not straightforward; there are dozens of variables to assess in order to determine the optimum behaviour of the storage asset.

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With BeBa Energy’s ‘Be Smarter’ programme, not only can we help you better understand your electricity usage, we can also help you determine whether or not your site is appropriate for batteries without the need for dozens of sweeping assumptions
 
By monitoring the generation profile of your existing solar asset, the level of export, and the balance of power bought from the grid, over the course of 12 months we can produce accurate modelling to support your decision making when it comes to investing in batteries.
Call BeBa today to begin your ‘Be Smarter’ journey.

Battery storage involves storing solar power generated by the array and releasing it when needed or when it is most economically advantageous.

Yes – any AC coupled battery can be used on an existing solar pv array.

The difference lies in how each system connects to the owner’s electricity setup. DC-coupled batteries are more efficient because they store DC electricity directly from the solar panels, with conversion to AC happening only when the energy is used. In contrast, AC-coupled systems are ideal for adding batteries to existing setups, but they involve multiple conversions (DC to AC to DC to AC), which leads to energy loss with each conversion.

There are many benefits from adding a battery to your solar array such as:

 

  • Less export, more onsite consumption
  • Time of use charging
  • Back up capabilities in the event of a power cut (dependent on site loads)