Unlocking the Power of Solar Batteries: From the Rooftop to the Road

Car being charged by EV charger

In recent years, the solar energy landscape has witnessed a transformative shift, with the integration of solar batteries emerging as a game-changer. This article explores the many reasons why investing in solar batteries is not just a wise decision but a sustainable leap towards an eco-friendly future.

1. Flexibility and Energy Independence

As fluctuations in energy prices become more common, having a photo voltaic system equipped with a solar battery allows homeowners to make the optimal choices when it comes to selecting between using the electricity that they produce, selling it to the grid, or buying extra. Solar energy storage solutions also help homes become more energy independent and thus less exposed to short, sudden market changes.

2. Time of Use Tariffs

Solar batteries give homeowners the ability to make the most out of Time of Use Tariffs. In short, Time of Use Tariffs are a way for energy suppliers to charge customers less at certain times of the day when the demand is low and more during peak times when the strain on the grid is at its highest. This type of billing can save money if used correctly, but changing one’s lifestyle to fit around the low-price timeslots is inconvenient at best; here is where batteries come in to solve this issue. By storing excess solar energy generated during the day, homeowners can strategically manage their energy consumption, opting to use that extra energy when prices are high and using the grid when they are low. As an added bonus, during months of low solar output people can cleverly choose to fill up their batteries during off-peak times and avoid paying a premium for electricity.

3. Relieving strain on the power grid

The integration of solar batteries has a positive effect that extends beyond your house; it helps electricity companies avoid having to resort to unsustainable power sources. By using the stored solar energy during the times when grid demand peaks, strain is relieved from the energy suppliers, meaning that they do not need to resort to turning on extra production capacity.

4. Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)

In an era of working from home where power outages can disrupt daily life, solar batteries serve as a reliable backup power source. Some systems can even replicate the function of an uninterruptible power supply, when used in conjunction with inverters, and as long as the inverters are able to switch fast enough. For example, the hybrid inverter that Marley offers has a switchover time of less than 10 milliseconds; to put this into perspective, the average human reaction time is between 150 to 300 milliseconds. By seamlessly switching to stored energy during grid failures, homeowners can ensure uninterrupted power supply to essential appliances and devices, safeguarding against the inconvenience and potential risks posed by unexpected blackouts.

5. Sustainable Transportation

For electric vehicle (EV) owners, solar batteries offer a sustainable solution for charging. By harnessing solar energy to charge EV batteries via the EV charger, homeowners not only reduce their carbon footprint but also contribute to the proliferation of clean transportation options.

6. Emergency Preparedness

In a world marked by climate-related uncertainties, solar batteries play a pivotal role in emergency preparedness and independence for the homeowner. By ensuring a constant supply of backup power, even in the face of grid failures or adverse weather conditions, homeowners can navigate through challenging situations with confidence and resilience.

7. Increasing Property Value

Homes equipped with solar panels and battery storage systems are increasingly sought after in the resale property market. Potential buyers recognise the long-term cost savings and environmental advantages associated with solar-powered homes, translating into enhanced property value and marketability.

In conclusion, the integration of solar batteries represents a significant step towards a sustainable and resilient energy future for British homes. By harnessing the power of the sun and embracing renewable energy technologies, homeowners not only enhance their energy independence but also play a crucial role in mitigating climate change and reducing their environmental footprint.

To find out more about the Marley offering of solar batteries and renewables please contact us here.

Category: Roofing Solar Technical