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As more homeowners look for ways to reduce their carbon footprint and lower their energy bills, solar and battery storage systems have become an increasingly popular option. At Electrify Wales, we’re dedicated to helping homeowners understand the benefits of these innovative systems and make informed decisions about whether they’re right for their needs. Our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page on solar and battery storage provides answers to some of the most common questions we receive about these systems. From how they work to their cost and maintenance, we’ve got you covered.m
Solar panels work by converting sunlight into direct current (DC) electricity. This electricity is then sent to an inverter, which converts it to alternating current (AC) electricity that can be used to power your home or business.
Most solar panels are designed to last for 25-30 years or more. However, their efficiency may decrease slightly over time.
Yes, solar panels can still generate electricity on cloudy days. However, their efficiency may be reduced compared to sunny days.
Solar panels require very little maintenance. You may need to clean them occasionally to remove dirt and debris, but otherwise, they should continue to generate electricity for many years with little intervention.
The cost of solar panels can vary depending on factors such as the size of the system, the type of panels used, and the installation costs. However, with government incentives and falling technology costs, solar panels are becoming more affordable than ever before.
In most cases, solar panels will not work during a power outage unless you have a battery storage system in place with backup capabilities. This is because solar panels are designed to feed excess electricity back into the grid, and without a battery, they cannot store electricity for later use.
Yes, in the UK, homeowners can benefit from the Smart Export Guarantee, which allows them to earn money for excess electricity generated by their solar panels. Additionally, the Government allow the installers to charge 0% VAT for energy saving products which includes Solar Panel systems and accessories.
Yes, solar panels can increase the value of your home. Studies have shown that homes with solar panels installed can sell for more than those without, as they are seen as a valuable and desirable addition to the property.
Battery storage is a system that allows you to store excess electricity generated by your solar panels for use later, such as during times when your energy demand exceeds what your solar panels are currently generating.
Battery storage systems work by storing excess electricity generated by your solar panels in a battery, which can be used later when your energy demand exceeds what your solar panels are currently generating.
Battery storage can help you save money on your energy bills by allowing you to use stored electricity during peak demand times when electricity is most expensive. It can also provide backup power during power outages, and reduce your reliance on the grid.
The lifespan of a battery can vary depending on the type of battery and how it is used. However, most batteries used for residential energy storage are designed to last for 10-15 years or more.
The cost of battery storage systems can vary depending on factors such as the size of the system, the type of batteries used, and the installation costs. However, with government incentives and falling technology costs, battery storage is becoming more affordable than ever before.
Yes, battery storage systems can increase the value of your home. They are seen as a valuable and desirable addition to the property, as they provide backup power during outages and reduce reliance on the grid.
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