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How does battery storage work?

By now, it’s likely that you’ve already begun to weigh up the numerous benefits of investing in a battery storage system. You might still wonder how they work, despite all the benefits of owning a battery storage system.

Don’t worry, you’re not alone. In this guide, we will look at some of the more technical aspects of a battery storage system, specifically libbi, and break down some of the complicated jargon for you.

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What is a battery storage system?

Put simply, a battery storage system works in the same way that a rechargeable battery of any kind does, just often on a larger scale like that of an electric car for example.

Unlike charging your phone or car, and the battery running low when you’re scrolling through social media or driving to work, you can use the stored electricity to power the kettle, watch TV or keep the lights on in your home.

A battery storage system can allow you continued access to electricity in the event of a blackout. It can also help by storing excess energy which is generated by solar panels to ensure you don’t need to rely on the grid.

However, even without solar panels a battery storage system, like libbi, can save you money by storing electricity produced in off-peak times when your tariff might be cheaper. You can then use this stored cheaper electricity during peak times to help you keep on top of your energy costs.

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How does a battery storage system store electricity?

This is where it can get a little more complicated and the idea of having a giant battery in your home can also seem quite alarming. However, libbi’s battery uses lithium iron phosphate technology which is completely safe and stable; making it the ideal home battery storage system.

libbi utilises Intelligent battery software to coordinate energy production. Smart control systems ensure that the battery is not overcharging or discharging ineffectively. Energy is released from the battery storage system during peak times which keeps costs down and electricity flowing.

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Why should I have a battery storage system?

There are a multitude of different reasons why you should have a battery storage system, one of which is the savings you could see on your energy bills. You can also be sure that you’re utilising any of the spare renewable energy that your home is generating either through wind or solar panels.

However, did you know that choosing to use a battery storage system plays a vital role in assisting the whole grid? When energy demand is high, your household can avoid relying on the grid altogether, especially with libbi’s smart controls which communicate with grid controllers.

So not only will you be seeing financial and environmental benefits for your own home, but you could be a pivotal part of keeping the grid running smoothly and mitigating future blackouts.

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Which battery system is right for me?

This is a tricky question, ultimately every home will have slightly different requirements and there are a few things you should take into consideration. Such as:

  • What is my current energy usage?
  • What are my home’s power needs?
  • What do I think my energy consumption will be in 5 years?

When it comes to future-proofing your battery storage system, libbi’s modular design means that you can scale up or down based on your changing needs. Each 5kWh module produces enough energy to keep an average 3-bedroom home’s lights running for 144 hours.

As well as utilising the smart controls, libbi can also be connected to your myenergi app so that you can remain in control of your battery storage. This also means that you can manage libbi from anywhere in the world right from your mobile phone .

If you’re still unsure about how much battery storage you need, give us a call today. We would be more than happy to discuss all of your battery storage needs and further questions.

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So that we can best serve your requirements, we need some additional information to connect you to our growing network of libbi installers.

Due to the technical nature of battery installation, the more information you provide here, the clearer the installation process will be, and may negate the need for further questions, ultimately making the quotation process quicker and easier.

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This part of the questionnaire is to better understand the installation process, location and positioning of the battery to assist the installer, in presenting you an accurate quote to install. The more information you can provide here, the easier and quicker it will be for our network of installers to quote upon.

This section ideally requires you to be at the property, and we’d recommend a tape measure, camera phone, notepad, and pen.

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