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Solar Batteries

Imagine never having to rely on the National Grid for your electricity needs ever again with your very own Solar Battery Storage System installed by the solar energy experts at NXTGEN Energy. We are MCS Certified Battery Storage Installers. This makes us 1 of only 10 solar solutions companies based in Essex that can now install your solar battery storage to MCS Certification Standards.

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Solar Battery Storage

A solar battery is a device that can store the electrical energy produced by solar panels. Solar Panels are devices that convert sunlight into electricity using the photovoltaic effect, but they only work when the sun is shining. A solar battery allows you to save some of the electricity produced by your solar panels for later use, such as during the night or on cloudy days. This way, you can reduce your dependence on the National Grid for your energy production and make the most of your renewable energy source.

A solar battery can also help you avoid paying high electricity rates during peak hours, or even earn money by selling excess electricity back to the National Grid. By adding a solar battery or two or three to your solar panel PV system, you can increase your energy efficiency and environmental benefits and ultimately save more money. We are MCS Certified Battery Storage Installers and only 1 of 10 companies in Essex with an MCS Certificate to install battery storage on to your solar system.

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About Our Solar Battery Storage

We won’t settle for second best so neither should you. This is why we don’t align ourselves with a battery unless it meets our high standards. Be assured that all of our Solar Batteries are:

  • Solar Compatible: Our Solar Batteries work in harmony with Solar Panels technology so you can store your excess solar power.
  • Safe: Our Solar Batteries have full electrical and temperature protection for your safety.
  • Smart: You can use an app to monitor and control your Solar Battery Storage with your smartphone on Apple iPhones or Google Android phones.
  • MCS Certified Battery Storage Installers: We are now MCS Certified for Battery Storage, so we can install your solar batteries to MCS Standards.

Ways To Install Your Solar Battery

Retro Fitting

A battery storage system can help you store the excess electricity generated by your solar panel system. This way, you can use your own renewable energy whenever you need it, even when the sun is not shining. If you already have a solar panel system installed, you can add a battery storage system to it. This is called retro fitting. To do this, you will need an AC coupled control management system, which is a device that regulates the flow of electricity between the Solar Panels, the battery, and the grid. This ensures that the battery is charged and discharged properly and safely.

Upgrading Your Storage

A solar battery upgrade can help you store more of the electricity produced by your solar PV system. If you already have a solar PV system and a battery storage system, you can add another solar battery to increase your storage capacity. This can help you meet your energy needs more easily and use less electricity from the National Grid. By storing more of your own renewable energy, you can become more energy independent and save more money on your electricity bills.

Choose Your Perfect Solar Battery

At NXTGEN Energy, we provide a wide range of high-quality solar batteries at affordable prices. The prices include installation and VAT for any location in the UK. We do not charge any extra fees for our services. We can install solar batteries as an upgrade to your existing battery system or as a retro fit to your solar panel system. You should be aware that the VAT rate for installing a battery with a solar panel system is 0%, but the VAT rate for retro fitting a battery storage system is 20%.

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What is the difference between IP65 and IP20 Solar Battery Storage?

IP65 and IP20 are ratings that indicate the level of protection that a solar battery storage has against dust and water ingress. IP stands for Ingress Protection, and the two digits represent the degree of protection against solid particles (such as dust) and liquid (such as water). The higher the number, the better the protection.

IP65 means that the solar battery storage is dust-tight and can withstand water jets from any direction. This rating is suitable for outdoor installation, without shelter, as it can resist harsh weather conditions. 

IP20 means that the solar battery storage is protected against solid objects larger than 12.5 mm, such as fingers, but not against dust. It also has no protection against water. This rating is only suitable for indoor installation, in a dry and clean environment.

Therefore, the difference between IP65 and IP20 solar battery storage is that IP65 can be installed outdoors or indoors, while IP20 can only be installed indoors in a clean and dry environment. IP65 also offers better protection against dust and water than IP20.

Solar Battery Secrets – Force Charging

You can save more money when using your Solar Battery Storage with a technique called Force Charging

Force charging is a feature that allows you to charge your solar battery storage from the National Grid eletricity supply, instead of from your solar panels. This can be useful if you want to take advantage of cheaper electricity rates during off-peak hours like Economy 7 where your day rate maybe 45p per kWh whereas your night rate may only be 18p per kWh, or if you want to ensure that your solar battery is fully charged for your household use the next day.

Force charging can be enabled or disabled using a controller device that is connected to your solar inverter and your solar battery storage or through a smartphone app on Apple iPhones or Google Android phones. You can also set a daily or weekly schedule for force charging, such as during the night or early morning, depending on your electricity tariff and usage patterns.

Force charging can help you save money and reduce your carbon footprint by using more of your own renewable energy and less of the grid electricity.

Solar Battery Storage FAQs

Looking for more information on Solar Battery Storage – here are some of the common questions we’re frequently asked.

If you still have questions, feel free to reach out to us on 01268 928 690, via our Contact Page, or via email at info@nxtgen.ltd and ask, we are here to help.

 

How much battery storage do I need for my solar?

What size solar battery do you need? The average 3-bedroom household needs 6kWh solar battery storage. If you live in a house with one or two bedrooms, you’ll likely need solar battery storage with 2-4 kWh of capacity. And if your household has four or five bedrooms, start by looking at 9kWh solar batteries.

How long does a 6kWh solar battery last?

Typically, 6kWh solar battery storage can last approximately 12-hours when you’re only running a few appliances, such as your TV, fridge, and even a few lights. However, it will drain quickly if you add the use of heavy-duty appliances, such as air conditioners, washing machines or dishwashers.

What happens to solar power when batteries are full?

Should the solar battery storage become full, it will stop absorbing power from the solar panel system. The solar panels will continue to generate voltage, but that voltage will not be used or stored until there is available energy demand in your home, or there is battery space.

What is the difference between IP20 or IP65?

IP20 and IP65 are ratings that indicate the level of protection that a solar battery storage has against dust and water ingress. IP stands for Ingress Protection, and the two digits represent the degree of protection against solid particles (such as dust) and liquid (such as water). The higher the number, the better the protection.

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The work’s been done to an incredibly high standard. The cabling is really neat, the system is performing fantastically well, and we can’t believe how much money we’ve saved already. So, generally a big thank you to Stuart, Kelly and everyone at the NXTGEN team, who have done a really, really good job from start to finish.

We really couldn’t be more pleased.

Matt Alexander

NXTGEN Energy Customer, Essex, UK

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