Battery Storage

Solar battery storage enables you store your energy for when you really need it.

Battery storage has taken some huge steps forward in recent years. It can now offer you the opportunity to store your free, renewable, electricity generated from your solar pv array during the day to use at night when the panels are no longer working. Saving you importing expensive electricity from the main grid and further increasing your energy independence while decreasing your carbon emissions.


A well designed residential solar storage system should provide over 70% of your annual electricity requirement, allowing you to use what you produce, rather than the grid.

Reduce Your Bills

By charging your battery at night where electricity is less expensive, you can save money on energy consumption during the day

Reduced Environmental Impact

Particularly when used in combination with solar, energy can be captured and stored for later use, reducing reliance on the grid, and fossil fuels

Energy Security

If the grid fails, you won’t. Having your own battery means that in the event of a power cut, your house will be powered by the electricity stored in your battery.

Monitor Your Energy

Keep track of how much energy you are using, and how much energy you are storing in your battery


You won’t be caught short with a battery, which can use solar energy collected during the day to power your home at night

  • How a Battery Storage System works

    In a conventional solar pv system the house will use all the electricity produced from the panels before it imports electricity from the gird. If the panels produce more electricity than the house is using at that point in time it will export it to the grid to be taken up by other users. In a battery storage solar pv system, this extra power will be diverted to the battery bank in your house and stored to use later when your house requires more energy than the array can provide and at night when the solar pv is not generating. The wiring of the system is such that the house will use the battery power preferentially ahead of the grid (like conventional solar), thus saving you money as you no longer need to buy as much expensive electricity from the grid. You can use your free electricity that you have already generated instead! If the battery bank is full, and your house demand is being met by the solar, any excess generation will still be exported to the grid, as usual, so other users can benefit.

  • DC-Coupled vs AC-Coupled

    There are two types of battery storage solutions for solar pv arrays, DC-Coupled and AC-Coupled. All solar pv panels produce DC current and this is then changed to AC current by the inverter so the power can be used by the appliances in the house. As a result, there is a DC side and an AC side to a solar pv system. Whether a storage solution is DC-Coupled or AC-Coupled refers to which side of the inverter the battery bank is. In a DC-Coupled system the solar pv panels and the batteries are before the inverter and therefore the batteries can be charged directly from the panels at high efficiency as there are minimal losses. When power is required from the batteries the stored electricity then passes through the inverter to be used by the house just like normal power would from the panels. In an AC-Coupled system the DC current from the panels is changed to AC current by the inverter, this is then changed back to DC by a second inverter to charge the batteries. When power is required from the batteries the stored power is then passed back through the second inverter to become usable AC current again. The main advantages of an AC-Coupled system are that it is easily retrofit-able to any solar pv system and simple to install and does not require altering the solar pv system already installed. With a DC-Coupled system there may be a need for an inverter change to make sure it is compatible with the new battery system but having one inverter increases the efficiency of the whole system and saves space which is useful in many domestic situations. This is also a great option for a new solar pv installation.

  • Lithium Batteries

    There are two main types of batteries sold to work with solar pv systems. These are Lead-Acid batteries and Lithium-ion batteries. These two types of batteries work very differently and both have merits depending on the conditions and location of the solar system. For domestic on-grid systems Li-ion batteries represent the best solution:

    • High Energy Density (more energy per unit area)
    • High depth of discharge (DOD)
    • Higher continuous power output
    • Long battery life / high number of charge cycles
    • High efficiency between charging and discharging

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