November 2023 Update
Nov 30, 2023
Battery storage technology is transforming energy management in homes, bringing improved efficiency and cost savings to homeowners.
As the availability of clean energy sources like sun and wind cannot be controlled, energy storage plays a crucial role in realising the full potential of clean energy and a step towards the worldwide 2050 goal of net-zero energy consumption.
We’ve broken down the crucial uses of battery storage in homes today and why it’s a vital element in paving the way towards a sustainable energy future.
Storing excess energy generated from renewable sources such as solar panels is one of the most significant benefits of battery storage for homeowners. With the increasing popularity of renewable energy sources, many homeowners are installing solar panels on their homes to generate their own electricity. However, renewable energy sources are not always available when needed, such as during periods of cloud cover or when the wind isn’t blowing.
Battery storage solves this problem by allowing homeowners to store excess energy generated from their renewable sources for later use. By storing energy when it’s abundant, homeowners can use it when it’s not available from their renewable sources, thereby increasing the overall efficiency of their home energy system. This ensures that the energy generated from renewable sources is not going to waste and is used to its full potential.
Demand response or peak shaving, through the use of home battery storage systems, can lower monthly energy bills by consuming energy during off-peak hours when rates are lower. These battery storage systems have energy management software that allows homeowners to control their energy consumption and track their energy use and cost savings.
Energy companies may also provide incentives for participating in demand response programs, encouraging energy conservation with even more cost savings. The software of the battery systems, like Powervault’s, is compatible with various Time-of-Use tariffs, including Octopus Agile, enabling users with or without solar panels to benefit from overall lower bills.
Improving energy independence through battery storage means that homes can rely less on traditional energy sources and the energy grid. By storing excess energy generated from renewable sources, such as solar panels, homes can become self-sufficient in their energy consumption and reduce their carbon footprint. Additionally, battery storage systems provide a backup source of power during outages and blackouts, ensuring that essential appliances and systems can continue to function, increasing the reliability and resilience of the energy supply for homes.
To round it up it’s clear to see that battery storage is a valuable technology for homeowners who are looking to increase their energy efficiency, reduce costs, and improve their energy independence. With its ability to store excess energy, provide backup power, and enhance energy management, battery storage is an important component in the transition to a cleaner and more sustainable energy future.
If you are interested and would like more information on battery storage and our installation services, please do not hesitate to get into contact with us today.