How Battery Storage Works: A Helpful Insight Straight From The Professionals

As a home or business owner, you should never compromise on the electrical services you use. Whether you want to install a battery bank for a solar array, add wiring, lights, or even repair an electrical problem, you should always use an expert to do the work. Why?

Because an uncontrolled electrical current is not only dangerous for you and your family/clients, but it can pose a threat to your home or business in general. If something isn’t done right, it can lead to a lot of damage. Luckily, you are in the company of experts that always deliver work you can trust.

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What You Need To Know About Battery Storage

Battery storage basically means you are using batteries to store additional energy. And the energy that charges the battery can come from multiple sources. For example, a battery bank is very useful when you want to capture solar energy that is not used on demand.
That’s right, it is not mandatory to have a battery bank when using solar. But if you do decide to add one, it can make life much easier in terms of preserving electricity. Alternatively, you can use grid power or even a generator to charge the battery bank.
You should also know that there are many different types of batteries you can choose from. Some of the most popular and common choices are lead-acid and lithium batteries. And each battery has something different to offer. Although, lithium batteries like the Tesla Powerwall stand out in the market. This is because Powerwall batteries are self-sufficient, compact, efficient, and they come with a built-in battery inverter.
To add a battery bank is a relatively quick process if you hire the right people, such as the highly trained professionals at GCR Electrical.

How Many Hours Of Energy Usage Do You Get?

This is a very common question, but unfortunately, there is no straight answer. Everything depends on the type of battery bank you install. Add to this the size and capability of the battery, and it starts to make sense why a straight answer cannot be provided.
Even factors like how much energy you intend to use will influence how long the stored energy will last. But to give you some perspective, a quality battery bank can provide up to several days of energy. A small and low-quality battery bank, on the other hand, can only store a few hours of energy.

Benefits Of Investing In A Battery Bank

There are many good reasons to consider installing a battery bank. For instance, it allows you to utilise solar energy at night. And when you think about it, a lot of harvested energy goes to waste simply because you are not using it on demand. So, you literally boost the efficiency of your solar array by adding batteries.
And what about cloudy days when the solar panels do not harvest as much energy? Overcast weather will happen and it can significantly reduce the amount of energy panels harvest, which is why a battery bank can be very convenient. On days when on-demand energy is too challenging because of clouds, turn to battery stored energy.
There is also the matter of gaining more independence with solar power and batteries. This is because when the grid fails for any reason during the night (or day), your home or business can still function. Then, of course, you save a lot on electricity costs when the energy you use mostly comes from the sun.

Other Important Factors?

Depending on the battery bank you choose to install, some maintenance might be necessary. You should also pay attention to specific directions when using the battery. A good example would be keeping the battery in an upright, stable position if the battery consists of lead-acid. It is also important to install the battery bank within safe surroundings.
As for how long a battery stays efficient and useful, the time ranges between 5 and 15 years depending on several aspects. Quality batteries might sound more expensive, but they save money in the long run. Plus, they require less maintenance, if any.

Should You Be Switching To Solar?

For those who haven’t made the switch to solar power yet, this is the best time for it. In addition to solar equipment selling at an all-time low, there are other benefits to think about. These include:
Nobody is saying you should go off the grid immediately because you can always add to a solar array, piece by piece. And before you know it, you have all the necessary equipment to power your home or business via solar.

Call On The Experts For More Advice

While it is hard to give detailed information about battery storage in general, we can provide it when you call or contact us. By answering a few questions and weighing the options, our experts can help you estimate exactly what you need.
More importantly, we can install everything with guaranteed quality workmanship. Don’t compromise, stay safe, and only use electrical professionals like GCR electrical. It’s in your best interest to trust us with all your electrical needs.

Please contact us today on 07 4243 6040 for a free, no obligation estimate or leave an inquiry.