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Store excess electricity to make homes more resilient

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Battery storage plays a crucial role in modern energy systems, offering a means to store excess electricity and release it when needed. Battery storage makes homes resilient, powering them after outages with minimal delay. If your utility offers dynamic time-of-use rates or demand charges, you can use your battery system to save on energy costs. You can charge your battery with a solar array and even some cars.

Potential Energy Savings

Battery storage systems contribute to load balancing and peak shaving. During high electricity demand, batteries can discharge to provide additional power, reducing the strain on conventional power plants and preventing costly electricity spikes.

How They Work

The process of battery storage begins with the charging phase, where electricity from renewable energy sources or the grid feeds into batteries. The batteries store this energy by transforming it into a chemical state. When there is an electricity demand, the chemical energy is converted back into electrical energy, making it available.

  • They integrate intermittent renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind, into the power grid. Since renewable energy generation depends on weather conditions, you often produce excess energy when demand is low. Battery storage allows this extra energy to be stored for later use, ensuring a stable and reliable power supply even during low renewable energy generation periods.
  • Battery storage also plays a crucial role in enhancing grid resilience. In power outages or emergencies, battery systems can provide backup power, supporting critical infrastructure and essential services.
  • They can help in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change. By facilitating the integration of renewable energy sources and minimizing the reliance on fossil fuel-based power plants, battery storage systems contribute to a cleaner and more sustainable energy landscape.

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