Storage system to deliver 75% of household electricity from solar panels
The UK's first green energy storage system that can be installed as part of a new domestic PV system or retrofitted will be unveiled tomorrow.
Solar ENLES claim their storage system, called ‘Sunbat’, will enable domestic users to meet up to 75% of their electrical energy needs from solar PV by storing electricity during the day.
The device is available in storage capacities ranging from 9.6kWh to 15.8kWh and can be powered by lithium or lead-gel batteries.
An intelligent energy management controller lets users know how their stored energy is used and also manages charging cycles to prolong battery lifetime.
Solar ENLES managing director Alison Courtnell said: “As feed-in tariffs continue to decline and grid energy costs continue to rise, many people are looking for ways to consume more of the energy they generate for themselves.
“[The storage system] will enable them to use their energy more wisely. We believe that there is a lot of demand for green energy storage – SunBat has the potential to boost the sales of PV systems in the UK.”