24-hour sunshine is now achieved with PV solar panels and battery storage
PV solar panels and battery storage allow people to benefit from the sunshine during the nighttime. A game-changer for photovoltaic adoption. The magic of solar panels for nighttime use.
In a nutshell:
Well-established and proven technology today.
Installed with PV or aftermarket.
Smart Meter and App connectivity.
Battery storage is a smart management product that assesses your PV solar panel's excess power. 65% of energy costs are racked-up in the evening. Interestingly, Li-Ion batteries last ten years and another decade at 80% from the original capacity.
Lithium Ion Phosphate (LFP) battery chemistry, is preferable to Cobal batteries, because they do more charge cycles. Typically, 6000 recharging cycles from a full drain to full charge. The system is designed to switch between devices seamlessly.
"I put off installing for many years, but once storage became available, I knew it was my time to shine."
How many hours does battery storage offer?
Several, but depends on how many appliances are used.
A 4 kWh sized system will give you four kilowatts over an hour. A hairdryer takes about 1kW to run, while a washing machine uses several kW to run, but average-sized battery storage can power an average household for several hours after sundown.
How long do the batteries last?
Typically, 6000 recharging cycles from a full drain to full charge. The system is designed to switch between devices on-demand and seamlessly automatically.
Can I still use Economy 7?
Yes. Yes. Ensure to make the installation team aware that you have Economy 7, so they can draw from the grid rather than the battery after 11 pm.
Is it easy to install?
Battery storage installations come with minimum fuss. DIY installations aren't possible because a Part P electrical qualification is required legally.
Electricity generated on-site has always been the cleanest form of energy and now it's cheapest.
Battery storage provides a more substantial chunk of self-sufficiency.
It's extremely satisfying powering your nighttime endeavors using the Sun.