Is it Better to Have More Batteries or More Solar Panels?

Posted on 01 July 2023

Is it Better to Have More Batteries or More Solar Panels?

Owners of residential solar panels often ask whether it is more beneficial to spend money on extra solar panels or solar power batteries. By choosing to buy more solar panels, you can generate more power for your home, which allows you to run more, larger appliances. By choosing to purchase a battery, however, you can store excess power for later use. Here, Solar Power Direct discusses which is better to spend your money on, while weighing up the pros and cons of both.

Purchasing More Solar Panels: Pros and Cons

Solar panels for houses are a great way to reduce your reliance on power from the grid, as well as decrease the volume of ‘dirty’ energy that you use. By choosing to install extra residential solar panels, you can significantly increase the solar energy that your home produces. Additionally, the more solar panels you have, the more power you can feed back into the grid, which results in financial incentives from the government in the form of feed-in tariffs. On the other hand, the best solar panels are expensive, as are their installation costs. The more residential solar panels you have, the higher your upfront costs are likely to be.

Purchasing Solar Power Batteries: Pros and Cons

Solar panels for houses are a fantastic way to save money on electricity bills, be more environmentally friendly and make money by feeding power back into the grid. However, without solar power batteries, you are unable to store any excess power that is generated. Solar systems are reliant on sunlight and there may be times in which you are unable to generate sufficient amounts of energy to power your home. By purchasing solar power batteries, you can store excess power from the sunny days, to be used when needed. It also gives you a backup power supply in the event of a power outage. The main con is that you will no longer receive feed-in tariffs, as all the excess power is stored in the battery, rather than being fed back into the grid.

Learn more about the best solar panels on the market by contacting Solar Power Direct today.

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