With many businesses transitioning towards renewable energy sources, storing excess energy generated from renewable sources, such as solar panels, is crucial in ensuring a consistent and uninterrupted power supply.
At Applegarth, we’re here to offer you best-in-class commercial battery storage solutions to help you maximise your renewable energy generation.
Whether you’re harnessing the power of the sun or wind, our team of experts deliver innovative and efficient solutions that empower businesses to take control of their energy consumption, reduce costs, and contribute to a more sustainable future.
Why Invest in Commercial Battery Storage?
Investing in commercial battery storage is a strategic decision that offers a multitude of benefits, from environmental conservation to significant cost savings. Here’s why it’s a smart move for forward-thinking businesses:
Reduce Emissions: By storing excess energy, you’re ensuring that every bit of clean energy generated is put to use, thereby reducing carbon emissions and supporting the global shift towards a more sustainable future. It’s not just about generating renewable energy. It’s about utilising it to its fullest potential.
Avoid Wasted Excess: Solar panels, while efficient, often generate energy that exceeds immediate needs. Instead of immediately feeding this excess to the grid, battery storage allows you to keep it for peak hours. Plus, if you still have spare energy, you can strategically feed it back to the grid during high-demand times to maximise earnings.
Cost Savings: Energy costs can fluctuate, especially during peak hours. With battery storage, you can store energy when it’s cheaper and use it when prices spike. This results in direct savings on your energy bills and provides predictability in your energy expenses, allowing for better financial planning and budgeting.
Energy Independence: Relying heavily on the grid can sometimes be a gamble, especially during outages or high-demand periods. Battery storage offers you a degree of energy independence. Having a stored energy reserve ensures a consistent energy supply for your operations, avoiding costly downtimes and ensuring business continuity.
How Do Commercial Batteries Work?
Commercial battery storage systems are designed to capture and store excess energy for later use, ensuring businesses can operate efficiently and sustainably. While solar panels are the most typical use case, the principles of energy storage apply to various renewable sources.
Here’s a closer look at how these batteries function:
Energy Storage Mechanism
The primary function of commercial batteries is to store excess energy generated during periods of high production, such as sunny or windy days. For instance, solar panels only produce power (DC electricity) during daylight hours. When the energy produced exceeds the immediate demand, it’s stored in the battery instead of wasting it or sending it back to the grid.
Later, during high energy consumption or when renewable energy generation is low, the stored energy is converted from DC to AC via an inverter and released to meet the demand. This ensures a consistent power supply, even during non-productive hours.
Integration with Renewable Energy Sources
Commercial batteries are designed to seamlessly integrate with various renewable energy systems, with solar PV installations being the most popular.
When sunlight hits a solar panel, it converts the sunlight into electrical energy. If the energy demand exceeds the energy generated, the excess is directed to charge the battery. Similarly, other renewable sources, like wind turbines, can also feed excess energy into these batteries.
This synergy ensures businesses maximise the benefits of their renewable energy investments, using every watt of energy they produce.
Commercial Use Case – Charging EV Fleets
One of the standout applications of commercial batteries is supporting businesses with electric fleet vehicles. Suppose your company has several electric vehicles used for deliveries or other operations. In that case, the stored energy in the batteries can be utilised to charge these vehicles overnight, while power use in your building is negligible.
By the start of the next business day, your fleet will be fully charged and ready to go, all without incurring additional energy costs from the grid. This approach optimises energy usage and showcases your commitment to sustainable business operations.
Why Choose Applegarth for Your Commercial Energy Battery Needs?
At Applegarth, we bring a wealth of knowledge and a proven track record in commercial battery storage installation. Our team of experts is well-versed in the intricacies of designing and implementing efficient and effective storage solutions that align with your business’s energy requirements.
We understand that each business is unique, and so are its energy needs. That’s why we offer bespoke solutions meticulously designed to meet the specific requirements of your business. Our approach ensures you maximise your investment with a system perfectly aligned with your operational needs.
Finally, our relationship with you doesn’t end once the installation is complete. We’re here to provide ongoing support and maintenance services, ensuring that your battery storage system continues to operate at peak efficiency for years to come.
Power Your Firm’s Future with Commercial Battery Storage
Integrating commercial battery storage into your business operations is a smart move. It allows you to maximise the benefits of renewable energy, provides a reliable power source, reduces energy costs, and supports your firm’s sustainability goals.
If you’re ready to take the next step, we’re here to help. Contact Applegarth today for a consultation or to request a quote. Call us on 0151 649 8350 or email us at email@example.com to discuss how we can help you better power your firm’s future.