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Solar PV Batteries

Solar PV Batteries have been becoming more and more popular, this is due to the continuous improvement of their technology. Allowing you to store excess energy that your solar panels create and cannot use straight away, solar batteries can lower your carbon emissions, decrease your electricity bills whilst still benefiting from the Feed-In Tariff Scheme.

Powervault Utility Room Solar BatteryThere are two common batteries which are usually offered, these are Lithium-Ion (usually used for electrical devices such as laptops) and Lead-acid (usually used as car batteries). Our lithium-ion solar batteries are available with various usable capacities, these are, 2kWh, 4kWh and 6kWh. Lead-acid batteries are available with 3kWh and 4kWh usable capacities.

Powervault Lithium-ion Solar PV batteries are best suited to customers who desire a long lasting technology which will not need replacing for 17 – 20 years. Whereas Lead acid batteries are for customers who want lower upfront cost and the option to upgrade to a lithium-ion battery when the lead acid battery has reached the end of its life, this is usually 5 – 7 years.

Here at Snug Network we like to provide only the best, therefore the Solar PV Batteries we use are of the highest quality. There are many economic, environmental and installation benefits to using Powervault Solar PV Batteries. Customers can benefit from up to a 20% reduction in energy bill costs, continued receipt of customers’ Feed-In Tariff in full, security against rising electricity tariffs and the possibility of reducing energy bills by a further 10% when programmed to store off-peak or economy 7 electricity. Other benefits include:

  • Lowering carbon footprint by 300kg of CO2per year
  • Batteries are recyclable
  • Compatible with all Solar PV systems
  • Can easily be retro-fit to existing Solar PV Systems
  • Installation can be completed in under an hour
  • Online portal for customers to track household energy performance and demand

The UK suffers from hundreds of power cuts every year, in 2014 alone there were over 500 outages, resulting in over 1 million people being without power. The Powervault solar batteries are able to provide emergency power in the unfortunate event of a power cut. Customers will be able to power appliances such as lights, computers, WIFI routers, boiler control, phone chargers and more, by plugging them into the Powervault’s emergency socket. During a power cut the Solar PV battery can offer a maximum continuous output of 1200VA.

All Solar PV Batteries installed by Snug Network members feature a 5 year warranty which covers faulty parts including batteries. If within the 5 years you experience issues and the solar battery is deemed as defective it will either be repaired free of charge or replaced in return for the faulty product. To find out more benefits of solar PV batteries watch this video.

Lead Batteries cost approximately £3,220 whilst Lithium cost approximately £4,375.

For more information regarding Solar PV Batteries fill in the enquiry form, phone 0800 840 6813, email [email protected] or even tweet us @snugnetwork and one of our experienced team will be happy to help your further!

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