Storing Solar Batteries
A common question we get asked here at Deege Solar, is where can you store your solar batteries. The simple answer is anywhere. From our 12 years of experience in installing solar batteries across the UK, we have seen our fair share of locations.
Finding a place to store your solar batteries is similar to finding a location to store a new boiler. Most property owners opt for installing their battery storage in a garage, loft space, cupboard, or cabinet. Somewhere neatly out of the way. On the flip side, with the advancement in the technology, some customers want their solar batteries installed on display. Products such as the SolarEdge Energy Bank, have made owning a solar battery something to show off.
The modern technology of lithium-ion solar batteries, means that the profiles are slim (a couple of inches), sleek and lightweight. Solar battery storage can be left to stand alone, or alternatively be mounted to a wall or installation board, depending on the weight. To find out the exact specifications for our Solar Battery’s options, simply download the datasheets from our solar battery page.
Things to consider when choosing where to store your solar battery
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Can Solar Batteries Be Installed Outside
Yes, some Solar Batteries can be stored both indoors and outdoors for example, the SolarEdge Energy Bank and Tesla Powerall 2. This information is often provided on the batteries’ datasheet. A datasheet provides the complete specifications for a product. On the Tesla Powerwall’s datasheet the information simply reads “Environment, Indoor and Outdoor Rated”, however other datasheets may not be as clear. Alternatively, other battery brands such as Growatt and GivEnergy provide each solar battery with its own IP, “Ingress Protection Rating”.
An IP Rating signifies the amount of protection a Solar Battery or any other electrical component has from external elements such as water or debris. For example, An IP20 rating means that the battery is touchproof and is resistant to dust, however has zero protection against liquids, meaning its the perfect indoor only solar battery. As the battery will be unable to withstand exposure to the outdoor climate without damage. As a Solar Battery comes in a housing, for the battery to be suitable for outdoor installation (without shelter), the IP rating should be IP65 or higher. With the UK’s high level of rain, it would always be safer to install your solar batteries’ indoors, protecting it from the elements which could potentially cause damage. If you are unsure whether the solar battery of your choice is suitable for outdoor storage, simply ask your installer. They will be more than happy to advise.
How Much Does A Solar Battery Cost?
If you already have a Solar Panel system installed, without batteries, in order to add battery storage to your system they would have to be retrofitted. Retrofitting solar batteries includes installing a controller to manage the system’s flow of energy. This type of battery installation will as a result be more expensive. It’s worth noting that there are quite a few ‘hybrid’ systems which combine an inverter and solar battery together. Alternatively, you may wish to just upgrade your existing solar storage, for which no controller is required. Although Deege Solar are Essex based Solar Panel Installers we install both Solar PV systems and batteries Nationwide. All our prices for both retro fitting and upgrading solar storage can be found transparently on our website.
Solar Battery Installers
If you are considering installing a solar battery and would like some advice on where to store your battery storage or which solar battery is the best, give Deege Solar a call today on 01322 479369. Alternatively, send us a enquiry and we will reply to you as soon as possible. If you are interested in the cost of installing a solar battery, feel free to visit our solar batteries page.