May 20

Should Your Solar Panel Installation Include a Battery?

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Considering a subjective need is always a complex task. When it comes to whether you should include a battery during your solar panel installation, the question is much simpler. In fact, it alleviates your old headaches of looking over your utility bill. As energy costs rise, battery storage can certainly help you save money for your business while benefiting the environment. This blog seeks to set out how exactly that’s possible with Naveco Power.

What is a Solar Battery?

A solar battery, like any other battery, stores energy to be used when required. Battery storage without a solar energy system merely stores excess energy when it is not used (such as at night.) It discharges the energy when you need it most during the day, like in the morning or at lunchtime. Your energy will be more efficient and save you and your business money on your utility bill.

A solar battery storage unit is about the size of a refrigerator, or multiple (depending on need and energy consumption). It does the same thing as a regular battery, but it is typically installed outdoors, and stores excess solar energy. This excess is created by your solar panels in times like the morning, and is used in the afternoon when you use the most power. This flattens the curve of your energy consumption, and thus your energy bill, which is based upon your enterprise’s peak energy consumption.

This lowers what is called demand charges. These are charges allotted to your utility bill based on the peak amount of energy you use in a certain period. In doing this, the battery, paired with a solar energy system, is much more efficient regarding your overall utility costs.

​More Money in Your Pocket

The energy created when it is not needed is stored to be used when you consume the most electricity. Costs for solar panel installation are becoming lower and lower, and these kinds of systems are being tested in our region. Therefore, it becomes much more sensible to use a solar energy system in tandem with a battery. It is the most efficient and economically sound option when it comes to reducing your overall utility costs.

​​Naveco Power offers an innovative solution to provide energy savings at a lower cost while being a "one-stop-shop" for all of your solar needs.

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Net Metering

This sort of commercial energy storage is becoming more and more popular, and you shouldn’t miss out. On top of all the money you’ll save, you can save even more through net metering. Net metering allows you to discharge any leftover energy onto the grid. This allows you to make money from your renewable energy system at a set price, paired with a battery for peak efficiency. These are the main reasons as to why you should consider using a solar energy system paired with a storage battery, all offered by Naveco Power.

A More Efficient Outcome for Your Solar Panel Installation

Not only will you help the environment, but you’ll aid your bottom line in many ways; as mentioned above. By combining a battery storage system during your solar panel installation, you maximize the efficiency of your generated power through renewable energy. This could lead to big savings in your energy costs, or even a profit. All of this can be done in a manner that barely affects your business’s space as well, which is certainly convenient. Power is stored for when you need it most, which will typically be the times when you use more energy. Therefore, the system will keep your lights on when the rest of your street experiences a power outage. If you’re looking to optimize your solar usage, pairing it with a battery storage system could be your best option.

About the Author

Oriana Cordido has a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in International Relations and Economics. She is currently responsible for providing knowledge and awareness about solar energy, and creating solar proposals for customers wanting to reduce their energy bills. You might be reading this blog if you're curious about how your business can save money. If this is something you've ever thought about, she's your go-to girl!

She has considerable experience in the field of social entrepreneurship as she was the Team President and Co-Founder of Enactus UNB which is an international non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring students to improve the world through entrepreneurial action. ​ ​

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