The next generation of renewable energy technology for the home combines the efficient energy conversion of free solar energy (the solar effect was first discovered by Edmund Bequerel in 1839). Solar panels save home owners money by generating renewable energy for your home. Solar panels only generate electricity during the daylight hours. So by storing spare electricity using battery smart storage to use in the evenings and early morning when most people use most electricity save you money.
Solar Panel Technology
Modern Solar PV panel system consists of a series panels each of which consists of photovoltaic material sandwiched between two semi-conductive materials. When sunlight hits the panels, the semi-conductive materials energise, producing a direct current. This direct current is then passed through an inverter, where it is converted to alternating current, providing the same power as you draw from the national grid. This renewable / green electricity can then be used to power your domestic appliances. panels today can be up to 20% efficient in converting sunlight into electricity.
The latest advancement to this model is the introduction of domestic storage of solar electricity in a battery for later use within the home.
Smart Battery Technology
A battery works by storing electrical energy in the form of chemical energy, which can then be converted back into electricity. A battery consists of two terminals, (anode and cathode, separated by an electrolyte). Whilst the battery is charging, the electrons flow from the cathode to the anode, and whilst discharging they flow in the opposite direction. This causes a current, allowing you to use your solar energy when you need it, instead of when it’s generated.
This shift enables all the solar power a home generates to be stored and used (and any excess to be exported back to the grid), saving money on grid power particularly at peak energy times such as early morning and early evening, which have higher charges.
Battery storage is not just a chemical cell charging and discharging, but many such as Prime Hybrid Energy battery storage systems are smart battery systems. That means that the battery is part of a system monitoring your energy needs. It does this using historical usage and forecasting how much energy you need now, and in the near future to work out how much energy to store away.
The results for customers are significant in reducing a home’s dependency upon the national grid. Current smart solar and storage systems can result in a home being grid neutral for up to 8 months a year.
Solar panels with battery storage is the latest way to save and make money while improving your home creating green renewable energy. Solar panels with battery storage, secure your home energy needs.
Improve your solar panel energy saving by upgrading your solar panel system with SMART battery technology with to optimise your renewable energy.
Working with Afore Batteries Absolute Solar can provide solar and smart battery storage to save you up to 70% of your electricity needs. Absolute Solar can make you grid neutral for up to 8 months per year. Cutting your energy bills and your carbon footprint for your home. Solar panels with SMART BATTERY Storage: future proofing your energy needs. Smart battery storage can save your solar panel energy and allow to use it when you need it most.
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A decade or so ago Solar panels were THE home improvement to have. You just needed a south facing (ish) roof with limited shade and you could start to reap the benefits of free electricity from solar panel arrays all topped up by the Government’s Feed In Tariff (FIT) payment. Going green at home starts with solar panels but now includes looking at the whole home, not just adding solar panels.
With around 1,000,000 homes now fitted with solar panels across Britain, the sight of solar panels adorning south facing roofs becoming common. There is a vast range of choice over what type of solar panel to have (solar envy if your neighbour had black panels and you didn’t), the market is changing.
The model was simple and effective, the customer saves money, the government pays you to make it economical while the volume and familiarity of the technology becomes mainstream and as the price of electricity keeps going on up then people will offset those increases by investing in solar electricity.
Start with Solar Panels PV
A good solar panel array will provide people with around 25% to 30% of their electricity needs and the subsidy payments which brought the payback period down to under ten years , supplement the cost of the system. As the costs have fallen, a system now costs 75% less than early systems so the subsidy (FIT payments) have fallen until in April this year the FIT payments have ceased altogether.
Solar panel arrays (groups of solar panels working together as a system provide scalable electricity increasing as you increase the number of panels. For a small one-bed house a system of 1.5kW will provide you with the optimum system size to meet one person’s daily needs. For a typical family of four, a typical system will be a 4kW system. This is usually fit to a south facing roof and connected to an inverter (turns DC into AC) which feeds the generated electricity into the house, replacing your external supply of electricity as your primary supply. Your utility mains electricity supply becomes your secondary system, which comes into play when your panels are not producing enough energy.
Add Smart Battery Storage to Solar Panels
The technology has not stopped developing and nor has the need for it to do so. Electricity costs have kept increasing and with the advent of new home technologies, more computers and connected (IOT) technologies so homes have become more power hungry. Not to mention our obsession with having everything on standby ready to operate at a click of a switch, all of which adds to our electricity costs.
Add in the outdoor living space: barbecue, speaker systems and outdoor lighting and home demand for electricity is on the rise. Solar panels with battery storage, saves all the Solar Panel PV energy you generate and saves it until you need it, which is most often in early mornings and early evenings.
Make your Home Green with Solar Panels
Then there is the elephant in the room, your next (or next but one) car will be at least a hybrid, or a fully electric vehicle (EV). that’s going to need to be fully recharged overnight (no you can’t just do it at work and get them to pay). But it is going to take electricity to make it work and we need that electricity to come from renewable sources if we are going to be genuinely reducing our carbon footprint.
That all means that even if we do our bit to reduce our current consumption, (think LED lightbulbs, turning the TV off at the plug and not running the underfloor heating 24/7) then homes will need to use generated electricity far better.
The industry has developed new solutions in home renewable technologies, primarily around getting more out of your solar panels. By adding smart batteries to existing (retrofit) or putting in a solar and storage solution homes can become far less dependent upon their utility provider. This enables home owners to achieve grid neutrality for over half the year.
Solar Panel PV and Battery Storage
Solar and Storage saves your electricity to a battery which is monitoring your demand and ensures it saves as much electricity as you need to reduce your external demand for mains electricity. The smart monitoring systems actively manage your storage to maximise your own independent electricity usage.
Most homes do not use that much electricity during the day, their main usage is at night (retired people use more but even they still use more during the evening) and early next morning. Kettles, cookers, TV’s, lights etc all consume a lot of electricity, so storing your daytime over generation to use during the evening and next morning electricity demand, makes a huge impact on your costs.
Making your HOME Grid Neutral
A solar PV and battery storage system can make you grid neutral for over 8 months a year, that means that outside November, December, January and February you can be fairly sure that you will be grid neutral. Solar and storage solutions therefore take the 25% saving of solar panel systems up to closer to 70% saving for a typical home owner. Coupled with that is that you can still export excess electricity to get a payment (SEG payments) and that the cost of a solar and storage system is far less than a solar panel array 10 years ago results in a return of investment of around 7 years, which is what people achieved under the old FIT payments.
When looking at energy savings to be made do look at solar and storage using smart battery technologies. Absolute Solar have partnered up with Prime Hybrid Energy Systems to offer their extensive range of solar and storage solutions for people looking at installing, or upgrading their home renewable energy.
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Your renewable energy options have never been bigger or smarter. If you want to add value to your home, reduce your utility bills and do your bit for saving the planet, then call Absolute Solar on 0116 2313 980 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will explain your options further.
Is the ideal show to see and learn about going carbon and grid neutral. The latest technologies enable homebuilders and homeowners to build or renovate their homes to reduce their carbon footprint and their energy bills by introducing the latest proven solar technologies.
Carbon and Grid Neutral Home
Electricity generation and Storage
Using solar and storage systems you can generate your own electricity when the sun shines, store and use it when you need it. Smart storage systems, called dynamic storage ensure your home is using stored and generated energy first, taking you off-grid when possible. With Prime’s hybrid dynamic energy system you can be off-grid for 8 months a year. No bills just free electricity when you need it from your own roof solar panel array feeding a 2.8KW smart battery system running your home. Becoming grid neutral is as simple as that, see they system with a live demonstration on stand at the show today and over the weekend at Absolute Solar stand J180.
Hot Water: When you need it
The second major home cost is in generating hot water for heating and running hot water. Evacuation tubes traditionally provided hot water when the sun shone on them, but people needed hot water in the early morning and evening.
Absolute Solar now installs the most advanced thermodynamic hot water system in the world which converts sun and air warmth into hot water at a constant 55C using the latest technology.
This innovative new system by ENERGIE works 24/7/365 producing instant, constant, and FREE hot water (outside the north pole). A system which uses both the sun and the air temperature to convert heat into hot water.
Homebuilder & Renovation Show NEC 28th to 31st March
Like to see how and what it does then come along to the National Homebuilders & Renovation Show at the NEC this weekend 28th to 31st March.
Homebuilding & Renovation Show NEC 28th to 31st March 2019
Absolute Solar are exhibiting at this national show where last year over 100,000 people came and learnt about how to build, renovate and upgrade their homes with renewable technologies, lowering their costs and saving them money.
This year Absolute Solar joins the event, showcasing its high profile green technologies in renewable solar electric energy generation systems Prime Hybrid Energy and solar hot water system Thermodynamic Solar Hot water system from Energie.
Both these unique systems provide innovative solutions for home owners in generating renewable energy with highly efficient generation coupled with dynamic management systems which provide energy when you need it.
Prime Hybrid Energy System
Prime’s Hybrid Dynamic Energy System is the most advanced solar and storage system on the market, able to generate and stress electricity coupled with a management system which delivers off-grid capability for up to 8 months a year in the UK.
A 4KW solar panel array coupled to the latest 2.8KW battery and converter integrated system provides your electricity when you need not when you generate it. With a high discharge rate and my Cloud energy display customers can see how this dynamic system manages their energy enabling owners to be off-grid or grid neutral . We have live demonstrations of this system on the Absolute Solar stand J180.
Thermodynamic Domestic Hot Water
Is the latest development in hot water and heating systems, providing hot water 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year. It is the most advanced hot water system in the world able to provide 55C water all year round, day and night.. Using a small solar thermal panel, this system is changing the way domestic customers benefit from free solar energy.
It can be linked to a solar panel system to further enhance the hot water it provides and to make it cost neutral to run, and can save up to 85% of the cost of heating a home.
Like to learn more including how we can fit for free your Dynamic Solar electricity them call in to Absolute Solar at the National Homebuilding and Renovation show stand J180 to learn more.
Looking to build a new house or home, or upgrade your existing one? Then come the the National Homebuilding & Renovation Show at the NEC 28th to 31st March 2019 to see our range of carbon neutral technologies which enable you to go green, lower your bills and do you bit for the environment.
National Homebuilding & Renovation Show NEC March 28th to 31st March 2019 visit Stand J180 for Absolute Solar
There are many reasons why homeowners go for home solar energy generation, but improving the environment and cutting energy costs are the two most common reasons people choose to change their primary energy source.
Even with Feed in Tariffs (FiTs) are coming to an end, the top-up source of income for solar panel owners in selling back un-used energy to utility suppliers, solar power has never been such a cost effective power source.
Solar power is a great home efficiency upgrade and for home owners wanting to reduce their carbon footprint and is seen as the most sensible investment to make in improving your property’s value.
Motivations for adopting renewable energy sources may vary from pure economic through to environmental, here’s our list of the drivers of change in people buying solar panel systems.
Solar Panels Lower in Cost
The cost of solar panels arrays have halved in the last few years as volume has increased, technology has improved and the industry has become more efficient. Ten years ago systems were between £12,000 and £15,000 to install, improved systems today cost between £6,000 to £8,000 (for a 4KWp system). With a 25 years lifespan for the panels the ability for a good return on investment has never been better.
Making direct savings to your electrical bills by replacing bought electricity with electricity your panels generate, reduces your electricity bills. The Energy Saving Trust estimates a typical 4kWp system can knock up to £220/yr off a typical family home’s bill.
Savings depend on system size, electricity use, whether you’re at home during the day to use the energy you’re producing and other factors. If you can use more energy during the day when the panels are generating, you’ll save even more as you’ll need less electricity from the grid.
Insure against Rising Energy Costs.
Energy prices are one of the fastest rising costs everyone faces. In 2018a total of 57 price increases were announced, and despite a government cap, announced price rises for 2019 already show a 10% increase in energy costs from the main utility suppliers.
2019 Announced Energy Price Rises
Ofgem price cap
By investing in solar power you are insulating yourself against these price rises by installing your own home generating power source.
Join The Green Revolution
While 10 years ago solar panels were a rarity, today they are the mainstream choice for home improvement. As we decarbonize our economy so solar panels, the primary source of home renewable energy become the standard feature people expect to see on homes.
Within the green revolution, the introduction of domestic solar power is now well underway, the next major shift is mass introduction of clean energy cars, vans and public transport systems to the market. For electric cars to be really green then you need to be generating your own green electricity to charge them, otherwise you are using carbon sourced electricity to power a green car. Going green starts with solar panels, a typical 4KW solar panel system replaces four tons of carbon emissions per year, the same as planting 100 trees annually.
Solar panels 20 years ago were about 6% efficient in transferring free solar energy into electricity, today they can be 21%. The majority of domestic solar panels are between 11% and 19% efficient. The best monocrystalline panel systems range between 15% to 19% and polycrystalline solar panels are less efficient (and lower cost) at between 11% and 15%.
With the introduction of improved efficiency there has also been improvements in all the associated technologies most notably in inverters. Coupled with these improvements so developers have developed integrated battery technology systems to generate and store electricity. Innovative brands such as Prime Hybrid Energy have created an highly advanced integrated energy generation and management system supported by smart software which manages your electricity generation and storage enabling a home to be grid neutral for up to 8 months a year.
Taking control of your energy sources and supply, enables home owners to manage all their energy needs. The development of integrated smart homes and highly energy efficient electrical appliances enables owners to take ownership of every aspect of their energy usage allowing them to control and adapt their energy consumption.
Controlling what you use based upon what you generate is growing in importance to many homeowners, achieving what is called grid neutrality and Absolute Solar has innovative new energy generation solutions enabling customers to become grid neutral using smart energy systems combining solar panels, with battery storage and cloud based energy management tools which support homes becoming grid neutral for most of the year.
Going green has never been so popular as customers now select smart AAA+ appliances which can be monitored, turned on and off and programmed to perform to meet people’s needs form their mobile phone or laptop. Being green is a powerful driver of consumer behaviour and one, which is increasingly important to customers decision making criteria.
If you are looking to install solar panel system then contact Absolute Solar to learn more, or see our website for further details www.absolutesolar.co.uk
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