Are you looking to invest in solar energy? Are you unsure of what the right solar power system would be for you?
At AW Electrics we appreciate that understanding solar panel and battery storage options can be overwhelming.
To simplify things, we have created this comprehensive guide to help you get to know your solar panel and battery storage options and learn how to maximize efficiency for maximum savings!
Before you begin shopping around for solar panels and battery storage, it’s important to determine your energy needs. First, calculate the total watt-hours required per day from the watts of appliances used daily.
Then, add up the estimated watt-hours from all sources over a given period of time. This will give you an idea of how much energy you need and make it easier to choose an appropriate solar panel and battery solution.
Battery storage is an important part of any solar panel setup. It helps store the energy you collect during the day and use it at night or on cloudy days.
Knowing which batteries to pick can be difficult, so it’s important to understand your options first.
Lithium-ion batteries are currently the most popular choice, due to their long lifespan, high capacity, and excellent efficiency.
Once you know what type of battery you need, compare different models in terms of capacity and energy output.
Battery storage is also eligible for 0% VAT when bought at the same time as your panels. If you decide against a battery, then change your mind later down the line, you will pay 20% VAT on a battery for a retrospect fit.
Solar batteries are typically installed in a garage or loft space. For households that do not have these locations as options, other watertight, cool, well ventilated indoor spaces can be considered.
Location factors include:
Once you have taken the plunge and committed to the financial and environmental benefits of green, clean solar energy, you’ll want to get the most out of them!
At AW Electrics, our qualified solar installers ensure that your system is properly installed and configured to meet your specific needs and to maximise its performance.
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