Battery Storage for Solar

Battery storage is now a crucial aspect of the renewables business following the removal of the FIT subsidy. Battery systems also help with the intermittent nature of renewable energy.

Without the subsidy, it is important to use as much of the solar power you generate as possible. For many, this will mean installing a battery storage system to compliment your solar panels, and helping you maximise self consumption and reduce electricity bills.

With affordable battery storage systems now available, any surplus energy generated by your solar panels during the day (which would otherwise have been exported)  can now be stored for use when the solar panels stop generating and electricity demand in the home increases  – usually when people get home from school and work. Battery storage therefore helps to maximise self-consumption and cut your bills.

Battery storage is not just ideal for new solar installations, it can also be added to existing systems.

We have been installing battery storage systems since 2016 and have customers who are now only buying approximately 25% of the annual electricity demand.

As with all our installations, we only offer quality products from leading international manufacturers which whom we have a long established relationship and have been accredited.

Most systems come with a 10 year warranty and all come with a comprehensive web based monitoring platform that enables you to monitor and manage the system.

There are a wide range of Solar Battery Storage options on the market and SogoSolar would be pleased to give you a no obligation consultation on battery storage solutions from the following leading manufacturers:

  • Tesla
  • Sonnen
  • LG Chem
  • Enphase

 

Tesla Powerwall

The Tesla Powerwall is currently the best known battery storage solution for residential and small commercial applications. It looks great and with its 13.5 kWh of storage capacity is big enough for most UK residential applications. The Tesla Powerwall can also provide back-up power in teh event of a grid outage.

SogoSolar Ltd is proud to be an accredited  Certified Installer and has been installing the Tesla Powrwall since 2016. For more details of the current Tesla Powerwall battery please click here.

Watch this short video of an early Tesla Powerwall installation we carried out in 2016 (NB this installation was the first generation Tesla Powerwall which has now been superceded by a more powerfull 13.5 kWh unit) and to download a case study click here. 

Sonnen Battery

Sonnen are a German manufacturer and the leading European manufacturer of grid tied residential battery systems.  Sonnen battery systems are modular and as such you have a choice of storage capacity ranging from 5 kWh to 15 kWh.

Sonnen also offer a Hybrid unit which combines the inverter for a solar PV system together with the battery for a battery storage system. Hence just one ‘box’ needs to be installed.

We are an Accredited Installer for Sonnen and have been installing Sonnen battery systems since 2017.

We also installed the first 3 Sonnen Hybrid systems in London in 2018.

For more information on the Sonnen battery range click here.

Below is a comparison table of the Solar Storage batteries:

Battery Comparison Table