Top 7 things you need to know before installing a solar battery in your home

By Guste Feb 22, 2018

As the cost of electricity continues to rise, more and more consumers are eager to learn about the solar PV systems and what it takes to install one at home – to the extent that solar battery systems have now become commonplace. If you’re considering this as an alternative to grid power, take the time to think over these must-know questions.

Why is it worth installing a solar battery?

The most prominent advantage is, of course, the opportunity to dramatically reduce your energy bill by using solar electricity that would have previously been sold back to the grid. Another bonus of getting a solar battery is that you reduce your carbon footprint by using more of the carbon-free electricity that you generate yourself. On top of that, the Moixa Smart Battery comes with a portal, which allows you to track your savings from both your solar panels and the battery.

How much does a solar battery system cost?

Depending on the amount of solar electricity you generate and the amount of electricity your household uses, the cost of solar battery storage can range from around £1,500 to £6,000. The bigger the storage capacity, the more it will cost. Naturally, if you have a big roof with a large number of solar panels, you will need a bigger solar battery to store all that spare solar energy. Moixa smart battery storage is one of the most cost-effective solutions on the market, with prices starting from £2950 inc VAT and installation.

How much can a solar battery storage save you?

The savings people make vary depending on their average electricity consumption, electricity usage habits and the tariff they have. What solar battery storage offers is the ability to use solar power during peak consumption times when the electricity costs are highest. If you consume a lot of electricity in the morning or evening (these are typically peak times) and have an economy 7 tariff (which would allow you to charge the battery more often), you would greatly benefit from installing solar battery storage. When combined with solar panels, the Moixa battery storage can save up to £600 per year on energy bills.

How difficult is the installation process?

The installation process is much easier than you might imagine. Your battery can be up and running in under 2 hours and it’s all handled by trained engineers. The only catch here is that you need to have space for the battery within 10 metres of your main consumer unit. However, even this can be overcome by our team of engineers. If your wall is not strong enough to support the weight of the battery, we can install it on an installation board to distribute the weight more effectively and prevent damages.

What if the battery breaks down?

Although that’s very rare, all solar batteries come with a warranty supplied by their manufacturer. For example, The Moixa Smart Battery comes with a 10-year manufacturer no quibble warranty (no quibble means you’ll get your money back, no questions asked).

What if you already have a solar PV system?

Nothing to worry about. The battery can be installed as an add-on and will only improve the cost-effectiveness of your existing solar PV system.

What if you don’t have a solar PV system yet?

We offer bundles to people who don’t already have solar. This means your solar and battery can all be installed in one go, allowing you to make the most of your savings.