What are the benefits of on-site energy storage?
There are many benefits to on-site energy with different benefits being relevant to each industry. The main four elements on-site energy storage provides is efficiency, flexibility, resilience and insight. All these elements should result in reduced costs and more environmentally friendly practice.
Off-grid energy storage and power resilience
The off-grid energy infrastructure provided by on-site energy storage can be vital for businesses that rely on continuous energy supply. For large businesses, or companies with sensitive equipment and expensive materials, even a small disruption to power could result in massive revenue loss.
Through power resilience technology such as an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) businesses can have a reliable backup to protect their site from a power cut. These power supplies can be charged with the unused energy supplied to the site, or overnight, so you don’t have to worry about charging them and can always be assured they will be ready when you need them.
Maximising and storing renewable energy
There is an ever increasing demand for renewable and green energy, with more and more businesses aiming for carbon neutrality. Having on-site renewable energy generation is a great step towards this goal but it creates the inherent problem of storing the energy generated.
On-site energy storage can help maximise renewable energy storage by collecting energy throughout the day and letting sites use it when needed. Systems can also be designed to be energy efficient, reducing energy loss and allowing businesses to get more out of the same level of generation. It’s important to note that renewable energy can work alongside other forms of generation resulting in greater overall energy efficiency.
Energy optimisation and voltage regulation
On-site energy storage allows businesses to have more control over their energy output. With low voltage optimisation technologies, you can optimise the voltage level supplied to your site, providing reduced annual electricity consumption and costs. This is especially useful for industries which rely on large amounts of electricity and continuous use of electrical equipment.