How Battery Storage Can Transform Your Business’s Energy Use

These days, managing energy consumption in a business is a top priority. With the uncertainty of pricing, coupled with other costs rising all the time, it is now a massive consideration. A simple solution to help this issue is battery storage. For commercial enterprises, especially in industrial, warehousing, manufacturing and other high-usage sectors, battery storage can dramatically change how you use electricity and help considerably cut costs. In this blog, we take a deep dive into how commercial battery storage can make a real difference to your business.

What is Commercial Battery Storage?

Commercial battery storage systems store electricity from renewable sources, like solar panels or wind turbines, or power pulled directly from the grid during cheaper off-peak times. This stored electricity can be used during peak demand periods when electricity prices are higher or when your generation is lower, i.e. when the sun is not shining. To put it simply, it allows you to push and pull energy in such a way that can really help you reduce your costs.

The Benefits of Battery Storage:

1. Save on Energy Costs

Almost every business considering commercial battery storage should benefit by seeing significant savings.  Being able to store electricity from your solar panels or buying it at a lower price off-peak means you can then use it during peak times and/or when generation is lower.  This puts you much more in control of your electricity usage and keeps costs to a minimum.

2. Reliable Energy Supply

Battery storage can give you real piece of mind in situations where you need to know systems and devices are not at risk if the electricity goes off.  In the case of a power cut, this can be vital for some industries like healthcare, or those running servers etc. All businesses can benefit by knowing that things will just seamlessly go on if there are any issues.

3. Boost Sustainability

Having solar panels and battery storage in your business helps you to get the most from renewable energy.  These days, more and more customers and clients care about a company’s eco credentials and commercial solar battery storage can really help you stand out as a business that cares.  

4. Tap into Incentives

Many regions, including the UK, offer incentives for different classes of businesses investing in renewable energy and storage solutions. Adopting commercial energy storage systems can help your business comply with regulations and benefit from financial incentives..

How Businesses Use Battery Storage:

1. Peak Shaving and Load Shifting

Storing energy during off-peak hours and using it during peak times to perform peak shaving, reduces demand charges on your electricity bill. Load shifting ensures more efficient energy use throughout the day.  It’s as simple as that.

2. Integrating Renewables

Any business that already uses solar panels should really consider adding battery storage.  Storing the excess energy harvested during sunny periods and then using it during cloudy times or at night ensures a steady supply of green energy and reduces the need to purchase electricity from the grid.

3. Emergency Backup

No business wants its operation interrupted if at all possible.  Some sectors more than others and in some it is a life or death situation.  Battery storage systems provide reliable backup power in an emergency, meaning life and business can carry on regardless..

Choosing the Right System

There are several factors to consider when choosing your battery storage system, such as capacity, load, efficiency,  lifespan, and cost.  Immersa is the market leader in commercial battery storage systems, so by contacting us, you can be sure that all factors will be carefully considered when making our recommendations.  When you consult with us, we carefully analyse your usage, both now and in the future, then give a detailed report on our suggested installation including a financial model of savings and export revenue, plus funding options that usually make the decision a no-brainer, even if you don’t have the ready funds to purchase the system up front. We can install a whole system from scratch, or add battery storage to your existing rooftop solar or ground-mounted solar system.

In conclusion

Commercial battery storage can be a game-changer for businesses of all sizes, giving you financial benefits, energy freedom, and improved eco-credentials.  In a nutshell, investing in a commercial energy storage setup will help to optimise your electricity usage, save you money and raise the environmental profile of your business.  

For more information on how battery storage can benefit your business, please visit our Commercial Battery Storage page or fill out our enquiry form today to speak to one of our friendly, experienced advisors with no obligation. Discover how Immersa can help you implement a customised energy storage solution for your business.  We can also arrange financing that helps makes the decision very simple.  

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