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The Benefits of Solar Power Battery Storage

The Benefits of Solar Power Battery Storage

One of the primary advantages of solar power battery storage is its ability to provide a reliable and uninterrupted power supply. Unlike traditional mains electricity-tied systems that rely on electricity from the UK National Grid, solar power battery storage allows for energy independence.

Electricity Use - Time Shift Benefits

In Kent and the southeast of the UK, the sun rises before 5 am during the summer. On a clear morning Solar Panels, will already be generating unused power. This may be 2 or 3 hours before people rise from their beds and start using electricity to make their cup of morning tea or coffee.

During most weekdays, when the sun is shining, many adults are at work and their children at school. At weekends, people may also be away from home enjoying leisure activities. Power consumption will therefore be low during these periods.

Any excess energy generated by the solar panels can be stored in batteries for later use, such as during the night or on cloudy days. This ensures a continuous power supply, even when sunlight is unavailable, and reduces reliance on mains electricity.

Additionally, solar power battery storage allows users to take advantage of time-of-use main electricity pricing, where electricity rates per kilowatt hour are higher during peak hours and lower during off-peak hours. By utilising stored energy during peak hours, users can avoid high electricity costs, thereby maximizing their return on investment.

Supply Resilience and Backup Power

Solar power battery storage systems also offer an added layer of supply resilience and backup power during periods of power cuts. In areas and times of year prone to high winds, floods or snowfall, power disruptions are more likely. In these areas, and at these times, having a reliable backup power source becomes crucial. Solar power battery storage can function as an independent power source, providing electricity to essential appliances and systems even when the mains electricity is not available. This ensures the comfort and safety of households.

Integration with Smart Home Technologies

Solar power battery storage systems can seamlessly integrate with smart home technologies, enhancing energy efficiency and optimizing power consumption. By connecting battery storage systems with smart meters and energy management systems, users can monitor and control their energy usage in real-time. This level of control allows for better management of energy consumption patterns, ensuring that energy is used efficiently and cost-effectively.

Kingsnorth Electrical works with two innovative smart home systems, MyEnergi & Solaredge.


What is Eddi?

Eddi is a solar power diverter. As such it helps you maximise the cost-effectiveness of your solar power system. Rather than exporting your excess electricity generation back to the national grid, the excess power is diverted to your house or water heating systems.

Eddi is a product of

What is Harvi and how does Harvi work?

The Harvi is a renewable energy harvesting device. Used alongside an Eddi, Harvi is an energy harvesting device. It works by using a wireless sensor that measures your solar power output using a current transformer.

Harvi can tell you the following:

  • How much power you are generating

  • How much power you are using

  • Where that power is being used

  • How much you are saving

If you're interested to know more, feel free to contact us on 01233 732881 or via our Contact Us page.