Revolution Care are specialists in Lithium-Ion battery systems, covering both small-scale domestic and large-scale commercial and containerised installations. If you’ve been wondering how to store solar energy, batteries are the simple solution that you’ve been looking for.
What is Energy Storage?
As you are most likely aware, solar panels convert the energy produced by the sun into electricity that can be used to power appliances around your home or office. The common understanding of this is that the process can only happen when the sun is up and shining, inferring that on cloudy days
or during the night no power would be available.
If you’ve ever used rechargeable batteries in small portable appliances before, you’ll already know how to store electricity. By using a similar concept on a larger scale, battery systems will allow you to store solar energy to use whenever and however you need it.
The technology used in solar energy storage batteries is far in advance of that within smaller batteries designed for home use. With a much larger capacity both your convenience and safety are guaranteed, as is a reduction of your impact on the environment – and a reduction in your energy bills.
While that sounds great, you might also be wondering, “what is energy storage capable of powering?” – the answer is a lot more than you might expect.
Domestic battery systems are the perfect partner to new or existing Solar PV (Photovoltaic) Arrays, allowing you to store the energy that your panels generate during the day, and use it overnight.
Domestic battery systems start as small as 250Wh, and can scale to upwards of 10kWh depending on the size of your home and your Solar PV Array. This will provide a solution for almost any situation, giving you effective options for enhancing your use of solar energy.
Installing a battery system allows you to maximise the utility of your renewable energy source, minimising the amount of energy sold to the grid and maximising your energy savings – further reducing your reliance on grid electricity. This is possible as peak household energy use usually occurs in the early morning and late evening, when solar energy availability is lower, and so knowing how to store solar energy is beneficial. This lower availability is a shortfall that batteries can compensate for.
For motorists with PHEVs (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles) or BEVs (Battery Electric Vehicles), you need no longer wonder how to store solar energy to keep your vehicle moving.
A domestic battery can allow you to charge your vehicle overnight, using energy that was generated during the day. This further reduces the carbon footprint of your vehicle, compared to using grid energy, maximising the environmental benefit. When you learn how to store energy from solar
panels and can use it to power an electric vehicle, it will truly make a difference in your life.
We offer both small and large-scale commercial battery systems, suitable for all premises from small offices to large industrial complexes. We can provide battery systems of any capacity, either in an existing building, or in a stand-alone container, depending on the needs of the client.
What is energy storage useful for in commercial environments? Any application that involves the use of electricity. Your electricity will usually be supplied from the grid, and so learning how to store solar energy and use it effectively in your business will allow you to make savings on energy bills as
well as having a positive effect on the environment.
Your lighting, computer systems, and possibly even your heating will benefit from knowing how to store energy from solar panels. The batteries work in addition to any grid electric supply you have, and so there will never be a time when the batteries “run out” and you can’t continue working, as the grid electricity will take over. However, the time in which you are using the solar energy that has been stored in batteries will reduce the amount of grid supplied electricity that you will need to use overall.
Containerised Energy Centres
Our Containerised Energy Centres are packaged in standard 10ft, 20ft and 40ft container formats, and can be built as battery-only systems, or as hybrid energy centres with generator backups – ideal for off-grid solutions. This is how to store solar energy to be able to use it whenever you need to.
Both the battery-only and hybrid energy solutions can work in harmony with Solar PV Arrays, maximising their utility, minimising your energy bills and reducing your reliance on the grid. We make storing solar energy simple and can help you gain the full benefit of using the sun as an energy
source. Knowing how to store solar energy gives you ongoing access to one of the most powerful forms of renewable energy available.
What is energy storage in a containerised energy centre most suitable for? The hybrid energy centres, when coupled with a properly sized Solar PV Array, can provide complete off-grid solutions for remote installations, or for installations where the cost of a grid connection would be prohibitive.
Combining our hybrid energy centres with a Solar PV Array can also significantly reduce your carbon footprint, compared to using grid electricity, helping you meet emissions targets and regulations.