In a world that is starting to see more frequent blackouts and increasing energy costs, renewable energy and independence from the grid is becoming more popular than ever. With an ESS system this is becoming a more accessible option for the general public.
What is an ESS system?
An ESS, energy storage solution, is a system which allows you to store and hold energy in a battery for use at a later point. The most basic ESS system would be made up of an inverter, batteries and a method of charging the batteries. One of the most popular methods for charging the battery is an inverter/charger. An inverter allows you to convert the energy stored in the batteries to a usable 230V, however an inverter/charger hybrid model will also allow you to charge the batteries from mains power.
What are the benefits of an ESS?
As well as storing energy made from a renewable power source, you can also charge the battery during times of the day when the grid is offering energy at cheaper tariffs, with new dynamic tariffs that vary throughout the day. This allows you to charge your car batteries from the grid throughout the night, when energy is cheaper, and during hours of peak grid usage you can switch to using energy you already have stored. Additionally, an ESS system will also act as a backup during potential blackouts.
Will an ESS save me money?
As mentioned previously, one of the biggest benefits of an ESS system is that you can charge your batteries during hours of the day when the energy costs aren’t as high. Additionally, a renewable energy source such as solar panels can be added into the system, with the addition of a solar controller, meaning that the reliance on the grid and money spent on electricity will be reduced. Although the initial price may seem quite high you should think of this as an investment. Ultimately, the money saved on energy will outweigh this.
Why should I invest in an ESS?
Overall, the benefits of an ESS system include less reliance on the grid, reduced energy costs and an uninterruptable power supply and with the addition of renewable energy sources you can become completely self reliant. At BMS Technologies we offer a wide range of options for domestic settings, from kits personally designed by our in house tech specialists to all the individual components needed to design your own.