There are a number of benefits associated with battery storage. Battery power can be used as a back-up power supply to deliver improved energy security. It can also be used to power microgrids.
Microgrids are independent power supplies that can be used for local energy generation when a site is cut off from the main power grid. This is particularly useful during power cuts or when weather or other crises interrupt power supply.
Battery storage can also be used to support Electric Vehicle (EV) infrastructure. To help reduce energy costs, batteries can be charged overnight using cheaper grid electricity or during the day from excess solar power generation from elsewhere in your energy system.
There are a range of different types of battery energy storage, which are suitable for different scenarios.
This type of battery can be used for many applications. They are generally lightweight and have a high storage capacity. Lithium-ion battery storage is typically used for load shifting/peak shaving and to help generate revenue from grid services, including capacity market and frequency response contracts.
This type of battery relies on a liquid electrolyte and discharge times are only restricted by the size of the electrolyte storage tanks. Flow batteries are perfect for situations where limited power output and long discharge times are required. These batteries are more expensive to install but are very long lasting.
These batteries are a tried and tested solution with many uses. Typically, they are heavier and less energy dense than modern alternatives, but they can offer a cost-effective solution.
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