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Solar Batteries Edinburgh

Do you like the idea of converting to a renewable energy source like solar panels, but worry about what happens when the weather is dull and overcast? Solar battery storage provides the ideal backup system and can increase your solar panels energy utilisation rate by between 30% and 85%.

Your home battery storage system manages your energy requirements and makes it easier to make money from any excess energy that your panels generate. Therefore, installing solar batteries in Scotland could be a lucrative investment for your future. We have our main office in Edinburgh as well as a local presence in Glasgow and Aberdeen meaning we can comfortably offer installation across mainland Scotland.  

Home Renewables Scotland has installed thousands of solar batteries and PV battery storage systems across the country, coming across almost every type of circumstance providing us with the practical knowledge of what works best for each household.

People also refer to battery storage as solar battery bank and solar backup battery.

Home Battery Storage

Why do you need solar battery storage at all? Solar panels by themselves are merely energy collectors that collect energy from the sun for immediate use. Home battery storage ensures your PV system will harness the energy gathered and optimise it. This means your home will reap the full benefits of every bit of energy produced by your solar panels as they charge your solar battery system which successfully stores it.

The weather in Edinburgh makes your solar panels less efficient, it’s not unusual to have overcast weather for days on end. Therefore, it’s wise to supplement your PV system with a solar battery or multiple batteries depending on the size of your array.

The best solar battery storage system stores the excess energy the panels generate for use at a later stage. They ensure that you have a consistent supply, regardless of the weather. You may have heard news of possible blackouts in the media, battery storage offers your home protection in the event of power cuts and the like.

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Solar Battery Installation in Edinburgh

Below are some pictures from battery storage installation jobs we have completed across different parts of Scotland. We are UK approved Growatt solar battery installers, one of only a handful in Scotland. Other battery systems are available too, including Tesla Powerwall, Puredrive, Solis and more.

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We are an authorized installer of Growatt batteries and Growatt products in the UK market.
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Solar Battery Installation St Andrews, Fife
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Solar Battery Installation Aberdeenshire
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Solar Battery Installation Haddington, East Lothian
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How Do Solar Batteries Work?

When the solar panels generate a charge, it powers the appliances in your home. Your inverter system will monitor energy usage and redirect unused power to your solar batteries. This process is similar to charging your phone’s battery, except that the electricity is free.

Like your phone’s battery, the amount of energy storage depends on the size of the battery. The inverter can redirect the excess to the national grid when the units are fully charged. You will receive money for the electricity you replace into the grid instead of paying to draw energy from it.

Is One Solar Battery Enough?

An accurate answer requires viewing the property and understanding the needs of your family or business. However, one battery may suffice in a situation with minimal energy consumption.

A family of four or five in Edinburgh probably could use at least two batteries. That way, there is a backup if one unit fails. When selecting your system, inquire whether you can add extra units should the need arise.

Solar Panels With Battery Storage

Our team recommends installing solar batteries simultaneously as you do your system. We’re happy to help you determine the best-sized system for your needs. You may, if you like, add solar battery storage later, but it is usually more cost-effective to do everything at once.

The benefits of having this system in place balance and can even outweigh the capital outlay.

EV Charger With Battery Storage

You can use the energy stored in your solar battery to charge your electric car. Home EV chargers can connect to your solar panels and battery storage, home EV chargers are popular due to their convenience, however, they can be expensive. Connecting your EV charger to your solar panels and battery is a fantastic way to counter this expense and make the most of your PV system.

Battery Storage and Air Source Heat Pump

Combining your solar panels and battery storage system with a heat pump, specifically an air source heat pump is a fantastic way to heat your home using only renewable energy.

Battery Storage Benefits

Listed in the table below are a list of just some of the benefits of using battery storage for your home:

Solar panels with solar panels mean you:

        Save as much as 70% on your power costs.

        Pay nothing for electricity at night, as you use what you store during the day.

        Reduce costs even when supplementing a time-of-use electricity tariff because the battery can run during peak hours.

Fossil fuels are on their way out, literally. These resources are dwindling, and society is increasingly aware of the risks of generating power by burning coal or using oil.

As the resource becomes scarcer than past reserves, prices will continue to increase. Regulations to control emissions also make the production of this energy more expensive, intending to encourage people to seek other energy sources.

Solar power is a freely available, renewable resource. As long as the sun shines, you have access to a clean energy source that produces no emissions whatsoever. The PV systems are convenient because they use unwanted space on your roof instead of relying on huge factory production.

Unlike coal-powered stations, solar panels and batteries do not use large quantities of water or contaminate water with waste. Solar systems last around 25 years, with many systems containing recyclable elements.

By installing a PV system and solar batteries in Scotland, you reduce your carbon footprint significantly.

You can even make some money by selling your excess power back to the energy grid at the prevailing rate. You will not have to worry about price increases; in fact, you may even anticipate them because they will improve your profit margin.

Also, because you have a consistent supply of energy, you do not have to worry about power cuts affecting:

        Food in the fridge

        Your ability to work or have fun at home

        Delicate electronics

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Solar Battery Bank For Home

As you can see, there are a few things to keep in mind if you’re shopping for solar battery storage to power your home during outages or other emergencies. The most crucial consideration is the type of battery bank you choose. Brands like Tesla Powerwall, Growatt, and Solis all offer different features and designs that make them well-suited for different uses. At Home Renewables Scotland, we can help you weigh the pros and cons of the most popular solar battery banks to find out which is best for you.

Best Solar Batteries Edinburgh

For large homes with three or more bedrooms, a Tesla Powerwall is a good choice. This all-in-one device combines the battery bank with a backup inverter to provide emergency power to your home. It’s also one of the most energy-efficient products on the market. 

Another excellent option is the Growatt Home Energy Storage System, which is designed for residential use and can pair with solar panels to provide up to 30 hours of backup power in the event of an outage. PureDrive’s Pure Storage is another popular battery that offers modular capabilities to allow for stacking and an emergency power supply to protect you in the event of a power outage.

These units may be more expensive than other solar battery banks on the market, but they are the best option for homeowners who need a reliable way to restore power to their homes in the event of a disaster.

If you’re looking to keep a small home powered through a disaster or power outage, a Solis battery storage system is a smart choice. This unit features high levels of customisation to allow you to control your energy usage.

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The Tesla Powerwall is the best solar battery on the market. While pricey, it’s got a good track record and is highly efficient. However, there are many good brands from which to choose.

When selecting your battery, consider the following:

        Length of charge time

        Available warranty

        Amount of power it can hold

        Reputation of the manufacturer

        Rate of maximum charge and discharge rate

        Battery’s size and weight

        Operation noise level

        Maximum DC input

        Status regarding IP65 rating

        Ability to use it both on-grid and off-grid

        Plans for storage

        Number needed to power your home or business

        Status as lithium-based

        Modular nature

Solar Battery Storage Cost Edinburgh

The costs vary quite substantially depending on the following considerations.

        How many batteries do you need?

        What system you’ll use to manage the power?

        How much distance will there be from the panels to the battery system?

        What strength and brand of battery will you select?

        What inverter will you pair it with?

The Home Renewables Scotland team can assist you with exact costs after a consultation. We need to consider the size of your property, your goals, energy needs, and budget to recommend the right solution for you. 

 

Solar Battery Storage Grants

During 2024 there is only funding available in Edinburgh for people buying both solar panels AND other renewables such as high heat retention storage heaters or an air source heat pump.

You can also qualify for a grant for one of these products on their own, if you already have one of them installed.

All funding is available via Home Energy Scotland.

Grants are awarded up to £9,000 with additional interest free loans also available.

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Solar Battery Backup

Investing in a solar battery backup is wise because of the inherent limitations of solar PV systems. For all of their benefits, these solar panels can’t provide constant power on cloudy days or at night. By installing a solar battery backup system, you can store up energy to ensure continued access to power during a power outage. 

There are many options are available for solar battery backup systems, including grid-connected inverters and standalone battery banks. Home Renewables Scotland will help you select the best solar battery bank for your home, so you can maximise all the benefits of renewable energy.

Optimising your solar panels and PV system will save you money on energy bills, allowing you to take advantage of smart export guarantee (SEG) programs, selling excess electricity back to the utility companies. In addition to this, renewable energy brings a more reliable and sustainable home energy system.

Solar Battery Installers in Edinburgh

Want to get the most from your solar panels and PV system? Take action to combat rising energy and electricity bills whilst increasing your homes sustainable renewable energy by installing solar battery storage.

Contact Home Renewables Scotland today at on 0131 381 8533 for your free consultation for solar panels for your home or business.

Area of Scotland We Serve

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Home Renewables Scotland (Edinburgh)

Mitchell Street,
Edinburgh,
EH6 7BD

0131 381 8533 

info@home-renewables-scotland.co.uk
 

Home Renewables Scotland (Aberdeen)

The Silver Fin Building,
Aberdeen,
AB11 6BD
01224 007 388
 

Home Renewables Scotland (Glasgow)

20-23 Woodside Place,

Glasgow,

G3 7QL

0141 673 8740

info@home-renewables-scotland.co.uk
 
 
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