How can we store energy or heat to let us use it at our convenience?
I’m Jon Mullen the Energy Evangelist and we’re talking about #SaveEnergySaveMoney.
This is the biggest technical challenge when we are starting to generate either electric or heat energy. Up until a couple of years ago there were no facilities to store energy, or the solutions were only available if you were able to build your own system. But in the last 2 or 3 years we now have access to battery storage. This means that we can generate electricity from our PV solar panels on the roof while we are out at work. And then when you come home your battery system can be charged up and ready to provide you with power throughout the night and next morning. Through the use of thermal, or heat batteries we can store the heat generated by an air or ground source heat pump. Heat batteries have been available for a very short time and the first commercial tests by energy suppliers have only started to happen in the past year, so expect to hear a lot more very soon. Both of these battery systems have been the missing step to help store energy for the longer term. Imagine being able to store your energy which you generated during the summer months and only starting to use this excess over the cold winter months. However you will have to pay a lot for storage and intelligent management of your energy intensive devices.
This is a real market changer which we will see in the next few years. If you want to know more come and talk more at any time.
I’m Jon Mullen the Energy Evangelist. Come and find out how to #SaveEnergySaveMoney at EnergyEvangelist.co.uk