Solar power systems often include a storage system that will store the solar electricity generated over the course of a day. Here at the Eco Renewables Group, we work across the region, from Manchester to Lancaster, to provide professional solar power solutions. This includes solar panel battery storage. But are solar batteries worth the cost? Well, we have produced this guide to solar panel electricity storage.

Is storing solar electricity worth it?

For some homeowners with only a few PV panels, they may not generate enough electricity to have additional energy available to store. This is the case for many small solar power systems. As a result, in this case, the install and purchasing costs of solar power battery may not be worth it financially or practically.

However, even if you only have a small PV system, if you are out at work all day, you will not be using the electricity that is being generated during the day.For this reason, battery storage could be perfect, as you will be using the stored electricity at night instead.

In addition, in the majority of medium to large solar panel systems, plenty of electricity can be stored. This means that in the evening and during the rainy, cloudy days, your power can be supplemented with stored electricity.

Solar panel electricity storage and power cuts

Solar panel electricity storage can be a great option for some households but it wont be necessary in all homes. There is also a key misconception regarding battery storage and power cuts. Many homeowners that we speak to, feel that a battery system will provide back up power in the case of a power cut. However, this is not the case. Some systems can give some basic power in a power cut, but they do not all provide this option.

In addition, while some battery storage options can provide basic power, it is unlikely to provide full domestic power for a long duration.

For more information or advice about solar power storage systems, get in touch with the experts today, here at the Eco Renewables Group.