SOLAR PV & Battery Storage
The UV Rays falling on your roof can be converted to electricity using a wide range of Solar Photovoltaic panels, this system is referred to as ‘Solar PV’.
Using solar panels to produce your own electricity is a great way to save you money on your electricity bills and provide a source of sustained un-taxed income through payments from the feed-in tariff over 20 years. The electricity that your panels generate will power any electrical appliances (or lights) in your house that happen to be on – fridge, washing machine, TV and so on. Any surplus electricity is exported to the grid or can be stored in a Battery back up system which is now the preferred method generating you even bigger savings on you electricity bills.
A PV system like the ones you see on many homes, provides around half (more with Battery back up) of the average household’s electricity needs and normally costs around £5,000 upwards dependent on your specific requirements and site survey.
Adding battery storage will help you store your excess generation (that would normally be exported back to the grid) for use later when your consumption is higher than your generation. As electricity prices rise this sort of battery storage system will become more and more cost effective.
Add battery storage to your system and be on your way to self-sufficiency.