How Battery Storage Works: A Helpful Insight Straight From The ProfessionalsHOW
As a home or business owner, you should never compromise on the electrical services you use. Whether you want to install a battery bank for a solar array, add wiring, lights, or even repair an electrical problem, you should always have an expert doing the job. Why?
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What To Know About Battery StorageWHAT
Battery storage basically means you are using batteries to store additional energy. And the energy that charges the battery can come from multiple sources. For example, a battery bank is very useful when you want to capture solar energy that is not used on demand.
That’s right, it is not mandatory to have a battery bank when using solar. However, if you do decide to add one, it can make life much easier in terms of preserving electricity. Alternatively, you can use grid power or even a generator to charge the battery bank.
You should also know that there are many different types of batteries you can choose from. Some of the most popular and common choices are lead-acid and lithium batteries. And each battery has something different to offer. However, lithium batteries like the Tesla Powerwall stand out in the market. This is because Powerwall batteries are self-sufficient, compact, efficient, and they come with a built-in battery inverter.
How Many Hours Of Energy Usage Do You Get?
This is a very common question, but unfortunately, there is no straight answer. Everything depends on the type of battery bank you install. Add to this the size and capability of the battery, and it starts to make sense why a straight answer cannot be provided.
Even factors like how much energy you intend to use will influence how long the stored energy will last. However, to give you some perspective, a quality battery bank can provide up to several days of energy. A small and low-quality battery bank, on the other hand, can only store a few hours of energy.
Benefits Of Investing In A Battery BankSOLAR
And what about cloudy days when the solar panels do not harvest as much energy? Overcast weather will happen and it can significantly reduce the amount of energy the panels harvest, which is why a battery bank can be very convenient. On days when on-demand energy is too challenging because of clouds, turn to battery stored energy.
There is also the matter of gaining more independence with solar power and batteries. This is because when the grid fails for any reason during the night (or day), your home or business can still function. Then, of course, you save a lot on electricity costs when the energy you use mostly comes from the sun.
Other Important Factors?
Depending on the battery bank you choose to install, some maintenance might be necessary. You should also pay attention to specific directions when using the battery.
A good example would be keeping the battery in an upright, stable position if the battery consists of lead-acid. It is also important to install the battery bank within safe surroundings.
As for how long a battery stays efficient and useful, the time ranges between 5 and 15 years depending on several aspects. Quality batteries might sound more expensive, but they save money in the long run. Plus, they require less maintenance, if any.
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Call On The Experts For More Advice
While it is hard to give detailed information about battery storage in general, we can provide it when you call or contact us. By answering a few questions and weighing up the options, our experts can help you estimate exactly what you need.
More importantly, we can install everything with guaranteed quality workmanship. Don’t compromise. Stay safe, and only use electrical professionals like GCR Electrical Systems. It’s in your best interest to trust us with all your electrical needs.