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BATTERY WASTAGE

April 30, 2018
By Capell Aris

Installing a battery storage capacity alongside a rooftop solar panel array is unlikely to provide any financial benefit.

It is impossible to run one’s house purely on solar energy since the sun doesn’t always shine. To avoid reliance on the electric grid and possibly electricity generated from fossil fuels for power when the sun doesn’t shine, various battery technologies have been developed to work in concert with roof top solar arrays to provide seamless non-carbon generated electric power when the sun isn’t shining. This study, examining the effectiveness and cost of battery storage and solar power in the United Kingdom finds it is not cost effective.

Article Tags
Energy Climate Change
Sub-topic
Energy: Solar