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Solar panel and battery storage installations are rapidly gaining popularity as a way to generate and store renewable energy. Solar panels are devices that capture the energy from the sun and convert it into electricity, while battery storage systems store excess energy generated by the solar panels for later use. There are several reasons why solar panels and battery storage are a good idea, including their ability to reduce energy costs, and reduce carbon emissions.
First and foremost, solar panel and battery storage installations can significantly reduce energy costs. Traditional energy sources such as fossil fuels can be expensive and are subject to price fluctuations. Solar panels, on the other hand, offer a reliable and consistent source of energy that is not subject to market volatility. Once installed, solar panels require minimal maintenance and can last for up to 25 years or more, making them a cost-effective long-term investment.
Please take a look at what is involved in a Givenergy inverter and battery installation in the video opposite. Part two can either be found on our YouTube channel, or in the footer below.
Battery storage systems also help reduce energy costs by allowing homeowners and businesses to store excess energy generated by their solar panels for later use. This means that they can use their own stored energy during times of peak demand, such as during the evening when the sun has set, rather than relying on grid power, which can be more expensive. Additionally, by storing excess energy during times of low demand, battery storage systems can help reduce the strain on the power grid, reducing the risk of blackouts.
The image on the left shows a Sunsynk inverter and battery setup – one of our preferred manufactures of choice. Our wholsaler, ABM Electrical have an excellent relationship with Sunsynk, providing after-sales support and advice: Sunsynk have an office locally in Cheshire, with plenty of customer support staff available to pick up the phone. Peace of mind for longevity of your installation, and us as installers!
Another benefit of solar panels and battery storage is their ability to reduce carbon emissions. Traditional energy sources such as coal and natural gas release large amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, contributing to climate change. Solar panels, on the other hand, generate electricity from the sun, which is a renewable and clean energy source. By installing solar panels and battery storage systems, homeowners and businesses can significantly reduce their carbon footprint and contribute to a more sustainable future.
Moreover, the installation of solar panels and battery storage can also increase the value of a property. A study by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory found that homes with solar panels sold for an average of 17% more than homes without solar panels. Additionally, homes with solar panels installed were found to sell faster than homes without solar panels, indicating that the installation of solar panels can be a smart investment for homeowners.
Despite the many benefits of solar panels and battery storage systems, there are still some challenges that need to be addressed. One of the main challenges is the upfront cost of installation, which can be significant. However, the cost of solar panels and battery storage systems has been steadily declining in recent years, making them more accessible to homeowners and businesses. The payback period for you solar panel and battery installation is obviously dependant upon your energy usage, and the size of system you choose to install. What used to be a period of 10+ years is now down to around 4-6 years due to the steep rise in energy costs of recent months, and the availability of cost effective solar panels, inverters and battery storage.
In conclusion, solar panels and battery storage systems offer a range of benefits, including cost savings, improved energy efficiency, reduced carbon emissions, and increased property value. Heritage Electrical can help you specify and install a suitable system, whether that be simply battery storage to make use of a 2 tier energy tariff (such as Octopus Go) for cheaper energy, or a full solar panel and battery installation.
Heritage Electrical offer solar panel installation in the North West and Yorkshire, and solar panel installation in Devon and the South West.
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