What is an Energy Storage Solution?

Generating electricity from renewables can vary greatly due to the unpredictable nature of the weather. In some cases, renewable power generators end up producing more energy than is needed. Energy storage systems solve this problem by storing any surplus energy and making it available later. Energy can then be taken from the stored energy and fed into the grid.

For Off-Grid Systems, an Energy Storage Solution allows you to produce energy during the day through renewable methods (i.e. Solar, Wind) and store any unused excess energy. This then allows you to use the energy during production downtimes such as overnight to keep everything powered without needing to connect to the main grid.

Advantages of Energy Storage Solutions

Energy Storage Systems (ESS) have many useful applications, these include:

  • Supplement Renewables
    Renewable energies such as solar panels or wind turbines only produce electricity when the sun is out or the wind is blowing. Supplementing these with ESS allows users to take advantage of the electricity that is generated when the renewable energy technologies are not producing electricity.
  • Peak Shaving
    ESS allows a user to shift where their electricity comes from by drawing power from the batteries during the higher-cost daytime hours then recharging during the lower-cost nighttime hours. This practice is referred to as peak shaving.
  • Load Leveling   
    When power generation facilities ramp up and ramp down to keep up with the changing demand for electricity, it puts stress on the system. ESS can help flatten out the demand curve by charging when electrical demand is low and discharging when it is high.
  • Uninterrupted Power Supply
    ESS can provide near instantaneous protection from power interruptions and are often used in hospitals, data centers, and homes.

Cost recovery

With every Energy Storage Solution, we provide an estimation of the time required to recover the intial outlay of the system. With Energy prices increasing year on year, having the ability to store energy allows you to off-set the costs of relying on the grid during demand. The savings produced by this reduction in dependancy along with any additional energy generation are calculated to provide an estimatated break-even point before the system is saving money.

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