Battery storage technology ready to deploy
Here are Edwards Solar Plus we recently were involved in the installation of a distributed energy storage solution (DESS) for a remote standalone property near Northam. The owners are in the process of completing their newly built property which is situated on the back of an 100 acre farming station and due to its isolation from the nearest town. The cost to supply grid energy to the property boundary was hugely inflated and would then require the couple to install private consumer poles to extend the incoming utility feed which almost doubled the cost of the supply installation.
They evaluated all of their options and eventually came to contact Solar My World who through a detailed design plan and their direct importation connection with solar/battery manufacture BYD, who supplied a 3 phase 8kWh DC coupled DESS unit which is a completed integrated enclosure which houses the systems DC charger, AC inverter, batteries and full monitored control equipment to have a complete understanding of how your system operates at any time of the day including what energy is being drawn from the loads of the property. This allows the owners to make wise decisions of what appliances to use during the day and night to extend their full battery capacity plus make use of the solar PV energy produced for panels during the day.
Edwards Solar Plus with our trained in-house CEC standalone accredited solar installers carried out a East and West split 7.5kW array PV panel installation on the property and then installed the DESS system in a position of the property to best suit the system requirements according to the manufactures manual and allow the customer to gain easy access to the 9″ LCD monitor at the front of the unit for optimal control of the system at all times. The new PV array was connected back to the DESS unit with its 2 MPPT incoming connections and an out going UPS circuit was wired back to the properties main switchboard to supply the local circuits from the load side of the AC inverter which could be fed from PV energy generated during the day or battery energy stored for night use.
The technology is ready and so are we….
The interest is growing everyday for not only solar photovoltaic technology which can produce the maximum amount of energy for us in the most efficient way but now we are searching for ways that energy produced can be stored to be consumed at a later time when the photovoltaic process is no longer available i.e night-time or during cloudy days.
Now there has been technology around for years which has the capability to store energy produced but it is not until now that the technology has had a chance to catch up and manufactures leading the charge have been able to produce enough levels to reduce the overall cost with consumer demands. Well luckily for the next generation them days are fast approaching and we could not be any more excited about it.