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Energy storage renewable integration

All over the world, businesses are assessing their current level of energy usage and are looking for ways to decrease their carbon footprint. Fortunately, battery energy storage systems offer an efficient and cost-effective solution.

Used in conjunction with renewable energy sources such as thermal or wind power, battery energy storage allows you to utilise the energy produced by renewables instead of putting it to waste. Discover more about our energy storage renewable integration below. 

Why is energy storage important for renewables?

So, why is energy storage important for renewables? There are a number of explanations. Some of the most significant factors include:

  • Irregular supply. With solar, wind and hydro power - comes more irregularities. For example, the sun does not shine at night so there will always be a lack of energy produced during that time. Also, wind power can fluctuate , causing an increase in demand on grid power which they have to source from elsewhere, i.e. fossil fuels.
  • May not be able to keep up with peak demands. In a similar vein, renewables may not be able to keep up with producing enough energy during peak periods. This also adds pressure on the grid to find another source of energy, which may be in the form of fossil fuel.
  • Can be used for tasks that normally require fossil fuels. By adding battery energy storage systems into the mix, any extra stored energy can be used for onsite tasks that may normally require the use of the grid power or onsite diesel generators.

Instead of having to rely on the grid for energy, adding off grid energy storage systems means your business can make the most of any renewable energy produced. Therefore increasing efficiency, saving costs and helping to protect the environment. 

Other benefits of energy storage to your business

So, the benefits of energy storage to your renewables is undeniable. But how else can it help your business?

  • Reduce downtime. There will be times when unpredicted outages take place, leading to revenue damaging downtime. However, if you have off grid energy storage systems installed onsite. You can use any unused stored energy to keep your business up and running.
  • Increase the efficiency of existing technologies. One of the most significant examples of this is by running your generators at the correct load and therefore reducing the level of emissions produced.
  • Boost revenue. Got stored energy that you definitely don’t need to use? You can go on to sell this in order to add a new stream of revenue to your operations.

Want to find out more about how energy storage works, the other benefits and its importance?

Use our visual guide, What is energy storage: a guide to integrated renewables or get in touch with our team today.