Battery Storage

Mitigate rising energy costs, help balance the grid network and support the transition to renewable energy with battery storage technology.

 

What is battery storage?

Batteries are devices with electrochemical cells that convert chemical energy into electrical energy when discharging, rechargeable batteries then reverse this process whilst charging.

There are numerous types of battery storage solutions available with differing chemical compositions, offering a range of energy densities, cell voltages, operating temperatures, and costs. These give the various battery types associated benefits and limitations, making them suitable for different applications.

Lithium-ion batteries are used in mobile phones, electric vehicles and for large scale battery storage for homes and businesses. This allows for the capture of energy from renewable sources to be used when these outputs are not available.


Why is battery storage important?

Battery storage solutions can help protect your business from fluctuating energy costs and generate revenue by helping to balance the electricity network. 

Battery systems can be used to store cheaper electricity at certain times of the day which can be used when prices are higher. This can also help to avoid some of the electricity transmission costs during peak usage periods. Battery assets can also be used to generate additional revenue by participating in grid balancing mechanisms. Demand Side Response (DSR) initiatives like Firm Frequency Response (FFR) and the Capacity Market (CM) provide payments for energy assets that make capacity available to help balance the grid, during times of peak load on the network.

Energy storage solutions are becoming increasingly important to help balance out the intermittent supply from renewable generation. Battery technologies can store excess electrical power from sustainable energy sources such as wind, solar, biomass and wave energy, and deliver it when output from these sources are low. This helps to smooth out their unpredictable supply and supports our transition away from fossil fuels towards a low carbon energy system.

There are some organisations which require an uninterrupted power supply. For example, hospitals and data centres, which utilise battery storage as a short-term backup to provide electricity to critical systems in case of power grid failures.


How are battery storage systems funded?

Battery storage can be funded directly by the end user, allowing them to reap any financial benefits from the use of the system and recoup their investment over time. Alternatively, the equipment can be funded by a third party, for example an energy supplier, whereby they keep some of the revenue generated to cover the costs of the hardware, installation, and maintenance.


How can we help with battery storage?

At Nationwide Utilities we have a decade of experience conducting feasibility studies and project managing renewable energy technology installations such as battery storage, solar PV, and EV charging infrastructure. We can determine the best hardware, installer and location for your site, generation requirements, and budget.

Get in touch with one of our renewable energy specialists today to find out more about how we can help. Simply call 0800 862 0861 or submit an enquiry via the contact form on the website with your details and we’ll get straight back to you.


Benefits of battery storage:

  • Reduce Energy Costs
  • Generate Revenue
  • Cut Carbon Emissions
  • Improve Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Help Balance the Grid

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