how does battery storage work uk


If you’re actively working towards making your business operations more sustainable, you’ve probably thought about solar panels. Having first emerged in the UK over two decades ago, solar panels are a popular choice when examining the reduction of fossil fuel use and lowering energy costs. 

But have you considered the role of battery storage? Potentially, you’ve never heard of the phrase.

Or maybe you’ve heard of ‘battery storage’ but have no idea what it consists of or how it can help your business.

If that’s the case, this article is for you. We’ll be getting back to the basics to examine what battery storage is, how it works, and whether or not it’s for you. 

Let’s take a closer look…

What is Battery Storage?

Simply put, battery storage allows you to store the energy generated from solar panels for later use during peak times. In the UK, it has revolutionised the shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources and is crucial in bridging the gap between electricity demands and green energy supplies. 

How does Battery Storage work?

During peak hours of sunlight, a battery storage system can capture and store any excess solar power that is generated. When there isn’t as much sunlight, the stored energy can be used and distributed throughout the power system. This is particularly useful here in the UK, where we have extended periods of rain and cloudy weather. 

Battery storage systems are much more advanced than ordinary household batteries. Charged by renewable energy sources, these systems use intelligent software and computerised controls to manage energy storage and release. This smart management ensures consistent electricity supply during peak demand periods, keeping costs low.

Lithium-ion batteries, which you may be familiar with from their use in mobile phones and electric vehicles, are currently leading the way in large-scale battery storage technology. At Ember Energy, we consider these integral in helping electricity grids maintain a reliable supply of renewable energy. 

What are the benefits of using battery storage?

  • Increase your energy independence
  • Lower your electricity bills
  • Long lifespan
  • Increase the sustainability of your operations

Why is Battery Storage crucial for businesses in the UK?

As the UK shifts towards a more sustainable future and businesses feel the pressure to amp up the sustainability of their operations, it’s clear to us that commercial and large-scale battery storage will become increasingly crucial for businesses to stay ahead of the curve.

William, from our Ember Energy Lancashire branch, says: “Businesses across Lancashire and the rest of the UK are becoming increasingly aware of the importance and benefits of integrating battery storage with their renewable energy systems. It’s not just about being eco-friendly; it’s also about being economically savvy.”

William expands, “We’ve had the pleasure of installing several battery storage units across Lancashire, and they work exceptionally well for our clients. In one instance, we were even able to save our client up to £5k a month in energy costs. The proof is in the pudding!”

For more information on how we can help your business move towards a more sustainable future and decrease your energy costs – please ring us on 07464 729 759 or drop us a message here.