Where Can Solar Batteries Be Installed?
With electricity bills soaring, domestic solar batteries are becoming increasingly popular as a means of storing the excess energy generated by solar panels. A convenient and efficient way to harness solar power, even when the sun isn’t shining, solar panel batteries can be positioned in different areas within the home without being obtrusive or difficult to access.
In this article, we’ll explore some suitable – and unconventional – locations for solar battery installation.
One option for installing solar batteries is in a garage. This is advantageous because the battery and the inverter can be installed in close proximity, which minimises voltage loss and optimises the efficiency of your solar power system. Garages are usually accessible, secure, and well-ventilated spaces for housing a battery, making them a convenient choice for many homeowners.
Although unconventional, a wardrobe can be a suitable location when installing solar batteries. While this may seem to be an unusual choice, the compact and sleek design of modern solar batteries allows them to be neatly tucked away out of sight. A wardrobe is an inconspicuous solution that keeps the battery hidden from view while still allowing access for maintenance or monitoring.
Lofts are ideal locations for solar battery installation. While there can be concerns about high temperatures in loft spaces, it should be noted that the ambient temperatures in most UK lofts do not typically reach levels that would cause problems for solar batteries. However, proper ventilation is advisable to prevent excessive heat buildup. By ensuring adequate airflow, you can maintain optimum operating conditions for your solar battery in the loft that will enable it to perform at its peak and maximise its lifespan.
A utility room can also serve as a suitable location for a solar battery as it is an easily accessible area within the home. Placing the battery near the central consumer unit is advisable for efficient energy distribution and to reduce energy loss. Also, a utility room provides the necessary infrastructure, such as electrical connections, to accommodate the battery and any associated equipment.
Things To Consider
When deciding on the solar battery location, it’s important to consider several factors, including:
- Accessibility: the solar battery needs to be easy to access for routine maintenance and inspection.
- Ventilation: solar batteries should be kept out of direct sunlight to prevent damage, in a well-ventilated position.
- Proximity to the main electrical system: siting the battery close to the electrical system will reduce the length of the connecting cables and minimise energy loss.
- Security: Choose a place that reduces the battery’s exposure to potential risks, such as fire or flooding.
Consulting a professional solar battery storage installer can help you to determine the best position for your solar battery, based on the design and layout of your property.
Get In Touch For Expert Advice
For expert advice about all aspects of domestic solar batteries or power, please call Orion Technical Services on 029 2271 0772 or send us a message, and one of our helpful team will reply.
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