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Over the years Solar Company Scotland has witnessed the rise in demand for solar batteries and battery storage systems from homeowners who have solar panels or are new in the market with an improved awareness of what provided optimal performance! Before deciding which solar panel and battery installers to partner with, Solar Company Scotland had to completed quality checks to ensure our installers where not only MCS installers, but providing sound advice in relation to solar battery storage, inverters and methods to deliver optimum performance. All of our partners knowledge, advice and performance based guidelines provide sets them apart from the hundreds of other installers in Scotland. Many installers who don't provide sound advice with regards to battery storage or solar panel installation, are result of the examples you hear about where solar panels don't provide a return in Scotland! This is not true, you just need to have them installed correctly by an ethical installer. Having the essential industry accreditations is only a good place to start! There are a handful of key authorised bodies that professional solar panel installers should be accredited by such as the Microgeneration Certificate Scheme more commonly known as MCS, NAPIT, NICEIC and the Renewable Energy Consumer Code (RECC). There are other bodies, however these 4 are the most essential and well respected. The four mentioned organisations pro actively carry out vigirous due diligence and inspections in order for companies to become a member as opposed to some others where simply paying an annual subscription is suffice! All of our partner installers have an average customer review rating of AT LEAST 4*'s, with only verified reviews on platforms such as Trusted Trader, TrustPilot, The Energy Savings Trust, Google and Facebook being considered. Facebook and Google reviews are checked manually for authenticity. Our partner installers are all independent solar panel installers, specialists meaning they are well versed and more skilled in this line of work. They don't sub contract which is often one of the main factors that lead to poor workmanship from large organisations and sales companies.

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What is Solar Battery Storage

Solar battery storage has become popular in Scotland with people who already own solar panels or those in the market looking to get the most from their PV systems.

Battery storage also known as solar energy storage or solar battery systems, it refers to the technology used to store excess electricity generated by solar panels for later use.

As the user, you can either store electricity generate by your solar panels in your battery system for later use or sell the stored energy back to the grid, ideally at times where the payment is higher and your likelihood of needing to use to the excess energy is lower.

How Does Battery Storage Work?

Solar battery storage systems work by capturing and storing excess electricity generated by solar panels during periods of sunlight for later use. Here’s a step bystep overview of how these systems typically operate for use on homes and small business in Scotland:

  1. Solar Panels Generate Electricity: Solar panels, typically installed on the roof or in an open area with good sunlight exposure, absorb sunlight and convert it into electricity through the photovoltaic effect. This electricity is generated in the form of direct current (DC).

  2. Charge Controller: The electricity produced by the solar panels flows through a charge controller, which regulates the voltage and current to ensure that the batteries are charged safely and efficiently. The charge controller prevents overcharging or over discharging of the batteries.

  3. Battery Storage: Excess electricity generated by the solar panels that is not immediately consumed by the home or business is directed to a battery storage system. This stored electricity is stored in rechargeable batteries, typically lithium-ion or lead acid batteries, for later use.

  4. Inverter: When electricity is needed to power appliances, lights, or other devices in the home or business, the stored energy in the batteries is converted from DC to alternating current (AC) by an inverter. AC electricity is the standard form of electricity used in most buildings.

  5. Energy Management System: Many solar battery storage systems include an energy management system that monitors energy production and consumption in real-time. This system optimises the use of stored energy, ensuring that electricity is available when needed while maximising the use of solar generated power.

  6. Grid Connection (Optional): In some cases, solar battery storage systems may be connected to the grid. This allows excess electricity to be exported to the grid for credit or compensation and enables the system to draw electricity from the grid when solar production is low or during peak demand periods.

  7. Backup Power (Optional): Some solar battery storage systems are equipped with backup power capabilities. During grid outages or blackouts, the system can automatically switch to battery power, providing uninterrupted electricity to critical loads in the home or business.

Overall, solar battery storage systems provide a way to capture and store solar energy, enabling greater energy independence, increased self-consumption of solar power, and backup power capabilities.

Solar Battery Installers Scotland

Finding a reliable solar battery installer in Scotland is crucial to ensuring the effectiveness, compatibility, performance and safety of your solar battery storage system. Here are some steps you can take to find best solar battery installers:

  1. Research Online: Use search engines to find solar battery installers in your part of Scotland. Look for companies who are well established with positive reviews, vital accreditations, and testimonials from satisfied customers.

  2. Check Certifications and Accreditations: Verify that the installer is certified and accredited by relevant organisations, such as MCS (Micro Generation Scheme). Thise certifications demonstrate that the installer has undergone training and meets industry standards.

  3. Ask for Recommendations: Reach out to friends, family members, or colleagues who have installed solar battery systems and ask for recommendations. Personal referrals can be valuable in finding trustworthy installers.

  4. Request Quotes and Consultations: Contact multiple installers to request quotes and schedule consultations. During the consultation, the installer should assess your property, discuss your energy needs and goals, and provide recommendations tailored to your specific situation.

  5. Verify Licensing and Insurance: Ensure that the installer holds all required licenses and insurance policies. This protects you in case of accidents or damage during the installation process.

  6. Review Contracts and Warranties: Carefully review the installation contract and warranty terms provided by the installer. Make sure you understand all terms and conditions, including payment schedules, equipment warranties, and service agreements.

  7. Ask About Experience: Inquire about the installer’s experience with solar battery installations. Ideally, you want to work with a company that has a proven track record of successful installations and satisfied customers.

  8. Check References: Ask the installer for references from past customers and follow up with them to inquire about their experience working with the company. Feedback from previous clients can provide valuable insights into the quality of the installer’s work and customer service.

By taking these steps and conducting thorough research, you can find a reputable solar battery installer who can help you design and install a reliable and efficient solar battery storage system for your home or business.

 

Benefits Of Solar Battery Storage

Solar battery storage offers several benefits, including:

Solar battery storage allows homeowners to store excess energy generated by their solar panels for later use, reducing reliance on the grid and providing greater energy independence.

With a solar battery storage system, homeowners can maximise self consumption of solar energy by storing excess electricity generated during the day for use during periods of low solar production, such as at night or during cloudy days.

By storing and using solar energy rather than purchasing electricity from the grid, homeowners can significantly reduce their electricity bills over time.

Solar battery storage systems can provide backup power during grid outages or blackouts, ensuring that critical appliances and systems remain operational even when the grid is down.

Solar battery storage can help reduce peak electricity demand, which can lead to cost savings for both homeowners and utilities. By storing energy during off peak hours and using it during peak demand periods, homeowners can avoid higher electricity rates associated with peak usage.

Solar battery storage systems can provide grid support services, such as frequency regulation and voltage control, helping to stabilise the grid and integrate renewable energy sources more effectively.

By utilising solar energy stored in batteries, homeowners can reduce their carbon footprint and contribute to environmental sustainability by reducing reliance on fossil fuels and lowering greenhouse gas emissions.

While the upfront cost of installing a solar battery storage system may be significant, it can lead to long term savings on electricity bills and provide a solid return on investment over the system’s lifespan.

Overall, solar battery storage offers a range of economic, environmental, and practical benefits, making it an attractive option for homeowners looking to maximise the value of their solar energy system and increase energy resilience.

Best Solar Batteries

The best solar panel battery really depends on your panels, PV system, inverter and especially the manufacturer of your inverter to ensure it performs to maximum capacity, doesn’t have any downtime or technical glitches.

In terms of a list of the best solar batteries and best battery storage systems, Solar Company Scotland would not list them in order as a typical one to five or ten, etc but more in relation to value for money and the solar battery most commonly installed by our team. 

  1. Givenergy Solar Battery Storage – Givenergy solar batteries may have a slightly higher price tag, but they boast outstanding performance and are backed by a 12 year warranty along with dedicated customer support based in the UK.
  2. Tesla Powerwall – While Tesla Powerwall is widely recognised as a top solar battery option with generally excellent performance, we advocate for exploring other alternatives. We recommend opting for a solar battery and inverter from the same brand for optimal compatibility and efficiency.
  3. Growatt Battery Storage – Growatt solar batteries offer exceptional value for their price, featuring a standard 10 year warranty and straightforward installation and operation.

Solar Panels and Battery Scotland

Solar Company Scotland can assist with a solar panels and battery package installation or a installing a solar battery that’s compatible with your existing solar panels and PV system.

All new systems with be designed to with the highest levels of performance in mind. If you already have solar panels, we will ensure your solar battery systems is the best technology for your PV system that will deliver optimum results.

Solar PV System With Battery Cost

We have solar panel and battery systems in Scotland supplied and fitted starting from £6,995.

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