Solar PV battery storage systems are an added extra when you install solar panels. That means, many people in Strensall might choose not to install solar battery storage at the point of installation. And whilst that decision is fine, some of you will end up with the opposite of 'buyer's regret'
- non-buyer's regret!
A solar storage battery isn't strictly necessary for solar PV systems. That is to say, your solar panels will function just fine without battery storage. You will still be able to make use of solar power and the energy generated from your solar panels, but you won't be able to store surplus electricity.
Whilst for some Strensall households this is fine - especially if they already use less energy than the average house in the UK anyway and can make do just fine with the energy produced by their existing solar PV systems - for some households in Strensall, energy consumption can be higher, and your existing solar panel system, without home battery storage in place, might not be cutting it for you.
So if you're thinking about installing a solar battery in your Strensall home as part of your solar panel system, then it might help you to understand how they can benefit you, both immediately, and in the long run.
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Talking of solar batteries, they aren't cheap. In fact, their price is often the reason many people in Strensall don't opt for solar batteries as part of their initial solar panel array, because it adds a significant cost to an already expensive installation.
But before we talk about how much a solar battery installation might cost you, let's look at why they're so expensive to begin with.
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Please note: The following examples are for reference only. Prices and performance may vary when researching battery options of your own.
To start, let's look at an expensive example so you can understand why it becomes so expensive. Let's imagine you're a 7 person family living in a 5 bedroom house in Strensall - that's going to place a significant electrical load on your property, and that means you'll have A LOT of energy use throughout the day and night. So, you're going to need a pretty powerful home battery to support your solar panels to help reduce your carbon footprint. You'll also need it to be efficient, and have a long lifespan to prevent regular replacements.
Let's imagine then, you want a lithium ion battery with a storage of 13.5 kWh, 100% usable capacity for maximum efficiency, and a lifespan of 15 years. All of those things combined will mean you spend a lot of money up front - £6,000 is likely here.
So, let's say you're happy to go ahead and install a new battery as part of your solar panel array - how would that work if you decide to work with us here at Panelit Solar?
Technically, it is possible to install a solar battery yourself - but we would never recommend it.
Just like with solar panel installation, the work is often complex and requires a great deal of experience and know-how to carry it out successfully to ensure your battery is performing as it should. We would always recommend calling in the pros.