Below we have listed the benefits of commercial solar battery storage systems.
What are the benefits of installing commercial solar battery storage?
Store solar or wind energy
Battery storage can hold energy from commercial solar PV or wind generator systems, acting as a store for surplus electricity generated on-site rather than exporting it.
Generate additional revenue
You can also seek additional revenue from on-site battery storage, using it purely as an income generator. You can even use it solely for the benefit of your business’s operations, modulating your use of grid electricity to reduce costs. Alternatively, you may use a combination of the two – that’s the advantage of our batteries’ flexibility.
Storage of excess solar energy
Due to passing clouds and varying weather conditions on a typical day, solar or wind, electricity generation will fluctuate frequently during daylight hours. By incorporating battery storage, your business can create a controlled output and smooth generation profile by storing green energy above a certain generation (kW) in the battery. This energy can then be released back into your infrastructure at other times when the solar energy generation is not so high.
Reduced reliance on fossil fuels
When combined with solar PV, battery storage will help reduce your dependence on fossil fuels. Moving away from unsustainable methods of energy generation that are damaging our environment will shrink your carbon footprint.
Improved frequency response
This is onsite battery storage ability to quickly supply electricity to, or absorb electricity from, the grid at critical times. This might be in the event of a power station shutdown or the over-supply of electricity from wind during a weekend. Batteries are able to switch quickly to charge or discharge, making them ideal to meet frequency market requirements.
What is commercial battery storage?
Solar batteries are large energy storage units typically found outside a building that charge up during sunny periods if linked up to a solar PV system, or during the night from the grid if there are low energy demands.
The batteries’ Dynamic Firm Frequency Response (DFFR) will monitor and discharge the stored energy. The solar batteries themselves are made up of rechargeable lithium-ion, stored in smaller battery packs within the units.
We offer a full turnkey solution for solar battery storage that includes analysing your suitability and opportunities, specifying the right solutions and installation. We have strong relationships with some of the world’s biggest technology brands that help us to deliver industry-leading energy storage solutions and expertise to your business.
Batteries can be installed as part of a wider energy strategy with commercial solar PV or as a stand-alone solution that creates an additional income stream by providing a dynamic response service to the grid. A solar battery is intended to be used for commercial energy storage and stores electricity for solar self-consumption, time of use, load shifting, backup power, and off-the-grid use.
Is battery storage viable for my business?
The installation of a battery provides many benefits, though the ability to install a battery depends upon both your site’s infrastructure and the ability of the local electricity grid to accommodate it; we can make early enquiries on behalf of your business to ascertain the viability of a battery.
The value of a battery will also depend upon the use and charges that your business experiences and, if grid services are procured, on the value that an aggregator will pay for use of a battery.
We can give you indicative revenue streams, according to current market conditions and energy prices, and work with you to assess your opinions of where inflation will sit and how you value your network access.