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Solar Battery Storage

With solar battery storage, you can store the energy your solar panels generate for when you need it. This means you can rely on solar power in the evening, at night, in bad weather, and even during a power outage.

Take advantage of the new Government initiative with 0% VAT on retrofitting battery storage

We have full access to the wholesale market
Which offers a range of solar panel battery storage solutions which in turn allows us to offer the best solar battery deals.
We have full access to the wholesale market
Which offers a range of solar panel battery storage solutions which in turn allows us to offer the best solar battery deals.
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Benefits of Solar Battery Storage

Our service enables us to design a system that is tailored to your current and future needs. Our team of solar battery installers have the knowledge and skill set to suit your solar panel battery storage needs.

Our preferred brands include – Sunsynk, Puredrive, Qcell, Giveenergy and Solaredge.

Solar battery storage could boost your energy bill savings to over 70%!

To get a quote on solar battery storage for your home, call us at 01202 986 262 or fill out our online form.

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Duracell solar batteries are engineered to provide reliable power for various solar-powered devices, ensuring consistent performance even in challenging conditions. With their advanced technology, Duracell solar batteries offer long-lasting energy storage, allowing users to maximize the efficiency of their solar panels. These batteries are designed to withstand extreme temperatures and harsh weather, making them ideal for outdoor applications such as solar lights, cameras, and other off-grid systems.

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Save Energy UK have helped thousands of people across the South of England save energy with solar.

We have over 18 years of experience of providing solar panel battery installation services along with maintaining batteries for solar in all types of buildings, from houses to office blocks.

Whether you want to install a storage unit as part of a new solar installation package, an upgrade to an existing solar panel system or as a stand-alone battery storage system, you can trust us to get the job done right. Our solar battery storage installers are here to help you get the job done right.

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Further Benefits of Battery Storage

  • Store energy in your solar panel storage battery produced from your solar panels
  • Use the stored energy from your solar storage battery to supply your home or business needs, even when the sun has gone down
  • Increase your energy security by giving you a backup supply in the event of a power cut (subject to survey)
  • Save thousands on your energy bills by utilising solar panel batteries
  • Purchase cheap energy from off-peak tariffs and store it to use later (subject to supplier)
  • Reduce your carbon footprint using a storage battery for solar panels

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Why Choose Save Energy UK to Install your Solar Battery?

High-Performance Storage Units

We have access to an incredible range of solar panels battery storage units, and can source the most efficient unit for your property’s unique requirements. Our units are powerful enough to let you spend most of the year grid neutral and come with a wealth of useful benefits, including:

  • Flexible programmable working modes
  • Remote upgrade capabilities
  • Real-time energy generation and usage monitoring
  • Seamless automatic switching for grid shortage
  • 10 year warranty

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Skill and Expertise

Because of our years of experience, we know solar panel batteries inside out. We carry out solar battery installation services both quickly and efficiently, and thoroughly test it to ensure it stays in good working order for many years to come. Our professional solar panel battery installers are well versed with all types of installations. We can also offer expert advice on saving more energy in the future utilising your battery storage for solar to its maximum efficiency.

When it comes to solar battery installation, we pride ourselves in providing the best in class service to all of our customers both existing and new. All of our solar panel battery installers are fully qualified to answer any questions you may have about your solar storage battery or if you have multiple then your batteries for solar storage.

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Outstanding Service

We pride ourselves on the high quality of our service. From survey to solar panel battery installation, we’ll carry out each step of the process with an exceptional level of care and consideration. We’re happy to answer questions and concerns at any stage of the process.

In addition, we’re always completely transparent on our pricing. We will make sure you’re 100% happy to proceed before we take any action, and will never surprise you with hidden fees. We always have the best solar battery deals available to you.

When it comes to solar battery installation, we always maintain our expertise and professionalism at every step of the way.

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Wondering how the process works? We’ve broken down each step below:


The Initial Stage

Property Survey

After you book a survey with us, one of our energy specialists will visit you in the comfort of your home to discuss the options available to you. They will lay out the installation process from start to finish, explain the different units available, and perform a visual survey to check where the battery would best be placed.

Quotation

We will draft up a no-obligation quote for our services. This will be easy to understand and clearly break down what needs to be done and why. We will carry out a separate technical survey if required.


Installation & Beyond

Installations

Once you’ve agreed to the quote, work can begin! We will expertly install your new unit onto your home, either connecting it to your existing solar panels or setting up an entirely new solar system. We’ll strive to carry the installation out with a minimum of mess and disruption, and will keep you in the loop on every step we take.

Maintenance & Repairs

We carry out annual maintenance inspections to ensure your storage unit is operating at optimal performance. Should you ever require repairs, we’ll be on the scene to fix it as soon as possible.



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The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Solar Panel Battery storage

As it stands, there are approximately 1.2 million homes in the UK fitted with solar panels. in 2021, solar panels contributed to the generation of over 12,000 megawatts of power across England alone.

While solar panels are a great way to create electricity using renewable resources, they can’t store the power they generate. This means that unless it’s utilised immediately, a large percentage of the solar panels’ output is wasted.

Having a storage battery for solar panels make it possible to store solar energy for later, which can lead to huge savings on your energy bills.

At Save Energy UK, we specialise in the installation of solar systems in both domestic and commercial properties. In this guide, we’ll discuss everything there is to know about battery storage for solar, from upfront costs and benefits to installation and maintenance.

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What is a solar battery?

A solar panels battery will store excess solar energy that isn’t used straight away, making it possible to power appliances using the sun’s energy later on – such as in the evening or at night.

A solar panel storage battery is roughly the size of a flatscreen TV and comes with varying capacities. On average, homes use around 8 kWh of electricity every day. Solar batteries can range in capacity size, with the smallest storing approximately 1 kWh of electricity and the largest storing up to 15 kWh.

When a solar panel receives sunlight, it converts the energy into direct current (DC) electricity. The DC current is then converted into alternating current (AC) electricity that can be used to power your home. Depending on the type of battery for solar panels you buy, it will be able to either store excess AC or DC electricity.

This stored energy can then be used at any time to power the home. This can reduce your household’s reliance on the National Grid, lowering your energy bills and providing back-up power during power cuts.

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What are the benefits of storing solar energy?

Homeowners without a solar battery often only use 30 – 40% of the energy generated by their solar PV panels. By contrast, a recent study published in the journal Applied Energy has shown that installing a battery can reduce how much electricity a household imports from the grid by up to 84%.

According to the Eco Experts, solar panels alone could save an average three-bedroom house £449 a year. Add a solar battery on top of this and you could save an additional £219!

The money-saving potential is one of the biggest benefits of installing solar batteries. Plus, if you already have solar PV panels, you’ll be able to make better use of the energy they’re generating, instead of having to sell half of the power they’re harvesting back to the National Grid.

Other benefits of having a solar battery include: less dependency on the National Grid, a reduction in your home’s carbon footprint, and greater energy security for your home.

Based on the speed the solar battery market is growing at, forecasting an expected annual growth rate of 15.5% between 2022 and 2030, it’s clear that the benefits of owning a solar battery are being recognised across the world.

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Are solar batteries affordable?


Initial costs

On average, a 4-kW solar battery will cost approximately £4,500 to buy outright.

Price will vary depending on the size and capacity of the battery; however, you can expect your solar battery investment to sit between £2,500 – £6000.

As a rough guide, it helps to know that each 1 kW of storage will cost approximately £1000, or slightly more.

The size of battery needed will depend on the size of your home and how many solar panels you have.

It’s worth checking out some of the funding schemes available to households looking to set up a solar panel system, as this can also help with the costs.


Installation costs

The cost of installation can vary by provider, but it’s definitely worth factoring into your budget when shopping around for solar batteries.

Getting a quote can be a good way to compare installation costs. According to Household Quotes, installation can vary between £500 – £1000.



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Do solar batteries need replacing?

Solar batteries can last for up to 15 years before needing replacing. However, it is possible that their storage capacity will start to reduce over time.

Many solar batteries come with a warranty of several years, so this can offer a good indication of how long the battery is expected to last before needing replacing.

Solar panels tend to require replacing roughly every 25 years. Therefore, it is likely that a solar battery will need replacing at least once within the lifetime of your solar panels.

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What are the different types of solar battery?

There are a number of of options to consider when buying a solar battery. You’ll need to choose between a lead acid battery or a lithium-ion battery, and decide whether to go for a battery that stores AC or DC electricity.

Lead acid vs lithium-ion batteries

Lead acid batteries are cheaper than lithium-ion batteries, but they have a shorter lifespan.

A flooded lead acid battery will last for up to seven years, whilst a sealed lead acid battery will last for up to five years.

Lithium-ion batteries are more expensive than lead acid batteries but tend to last for 10 years+. Another advantage of a lithium-ion battery is its size – these batteries are less bulky than lead acid batteries and take up less space in the home.

AC vs DC batteries

We’ve already mentioned the fact that solar panels convert the sun’s energy into DC electrical current.

Therefore, a DC solar battery can store the power directly, without the need for conversion. An AC solar battery, on the other hand, needs to convert the power first before it can be charged.

If you are fitting new solar panels to your home, at the same time as buying a solar battery, you can choose which system will work best for you.

If you already have a solar PV system, you will likely need an AC solar battery. This is much easier to fit to an existing system.

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Can solar batteries save you money?

This is the big question. Essentially – is it worth fitting your home with a solar battery?

As mentioned, a solar battery has been shown to help households save an additional £219 per year on their energy bills.

It’s well known that the price of electricity is continuing to rise, but fortunately the cost of solar batteries is gradually going down. This means that the initial investment is becoming more worthwhile.

Even better, batteries offer convenience and independence, as well as the chance to reduce your household’s carbon footprint and reduce the amount of electricity you need to import.

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What do I need in order to start using a solar battery?

A quick consultation is the best way work out what your home needs in order to start using solar batteries.

You don’t need to have an existing solar panel system, as these can be fitted at the same time as the battery.

Really, all you need to get started is an interest in learning more about how solar batteries could benefit your home.

Save Energy UK are official installers of Puredrive and Sunsynk batteries, which both offer market-leading levels of efficiency and longevity. We’ve already helped hundreds of homeowners across the South gain more freedom by installing our solar batteries into their homes – just take a look at some of our testimonials!

To find out more, why not fill out our contact form or give us a call on 01202 986262? We stock a wide range of solar batteries, and would love to explain how they can benefit you and your home in more detail.

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