Solar Battery Storage – The #1 Supplier of Solar Batteries in Marbella, Spain



#1 for Solar Panel Batteries in Marbella, Spain

Solar battery storage, or solar panel batteries, gives you the added benefit of storing your solar energy. The battery storage allows you to use the power that’s been collected throughout the day, at night when the panels are not generating power. This always gives you a free green renewable energy source, and they will also help reduce your consumption surplus electricity from the grid and further protect your home or business from future energy price rises.

The technology surrounding solar batteries has advanced dramatically, over the last few years and it takes generating your electricity to the next level. If you already have solar panels installed on your property, or you plan to install solar PV panels in the future, battery storage must be considered a greener and more cost-effective solution.

Benefits of Battery Solar Storage

As the cost of solar home batteries reduces and the cost of electricity increases, a solar panel system with an integrated home battery system will save you hundreds of euros yearly. Solar batteries and a high return on investment can both save money and add value to your property.

There are many reasons a solar battery is a good idea to supplement your solar PV set-up:

  • Storing energy for later use – Use more of the solar power generated by your panels. Store electricity for use at night. Many clients have added Battery Storage to Underfloor Heating and Cooling systems, so these can run through the night.
  • More savings on energy costs – As you’ll be using stored electricity generated by your solar panels you won’t need to use it from the national grid/energy provider.
  • Increase your energy independence – Become independent from the national grid and inconsistent energy providers.
  • Further, reduce your carbon footprint – As you are using more renewable energy you will become less reliant on the carbon alternative. Solar Batteries can also be connected to Solar Thermal Water Heating Systems.

How Much Does a Solar Battery Storage System Cost ?

Is Investing in Solar Batteries Economically Viable? Several key factors influence the cost of solar batteries, such as the battery’s chemical composition, lifespan, storage capacity, and usable capacity. Given these variables, the typical cost of solar battery storage systems in the UK falls between €1,200 and €6,000.

Moreover, considering that a solar battery’s lifespan is typically 5 to 15 years, you may need to replace the battery more than once during the operational lifespan of your solar panels, which is usually 20-30 years. This recurring cost can add to the overall expenditure of installing a comprehensive solar panel system.

However, if your lifestyle means that you are often away from home during peak sunshine hours, investing in a home battery storage system can be quite beneficial. The best solar batteries around can store excess energy produced during the day for you to use after sunset when you are home.

In a nutshell, while solar battery storage systems come with a notable upfront cost, the returns on your investment can be substantial if used optimally. With solar batteries, you have the opportunity to achieve 100% energy independence and become self-sufficient in your energy usage.

If you’re interested in reaping the benefits offered by solar battery storage systems, we invite you to fill out our form by clicking the button below. We will provide you with up to three customized quotes from our trusted solar battery suppliers and installers. Please note that this service is entirely free and carries no obligations.

How Do Solar Panel Batteries work?

The solar battery stores any unspent generated energies, throughout the daylight hours and stores that for usage, when the panels are not generating power.  If you had a solar panel system, without a battery, you would be using the power of the national grid, in the evening. This is why adding a battery to an existing solar system now, or purchasing a solar panel system with a battery, can save you thousands of euros in energy suppliers in the future.

Can Battery Storage be added to my system?

Can Battery Storage be added to my system?

The simple answer is, yes.  Our qualified fitters can add battery storage to your existing solar panel system, the setup of your solar panel system will determine the complexity involved with adding the battery storage PV system.  Most installers will install solar panels to add storage later. If this is the case with your system, should be a simple process to add battery storage products next to the inverter.

If your solar panel system was not designed with battery storage in mind, then there are a few options available to you.

  • Option one – The first option is to replace the inverter with one that works with battery storage.
  • Option two – A full system replacement based on performance and age.

Battery Storage Options

There are many solar battery storage options on the market, from well-known and leading brands including Tesla & Samsung and they all come with different levels of power cut amount of useable capacity of storage, usage capacity, warranty, and life spans, which is reflected in the price. There are also lithium-ion options available. Compared with traditional batteries, lithium-ion battery charges much faster and last longer. It also has a higher power density for more battery life, and it comes in a smaller package. You can also add batteries to Solar Carports.

Where to install Solar Batteries

The first consideration of whether you should install the battery is where you live and how much electricity you use. Batteries can be installed internally or externally.

  • Do you live near the sea (Within a mile)?
  • Do you get heavy rainfall?
  • Is your climate typically quite moist?
  • Do you live near a desert where the sun shines consistently?

If your answer is yes to any of the above questions, then we would recommend installing the batteries indoors if possible.  We all want your battery and wiring to last and perform for as long as possible. Exposing them to an outdoor environment may affect the performance and the lifespan of the battery.  Most, but not all batteries can be installed both indoors and outdoors. It’s important to speak to the experts at Solares Energies, and we can talk you through your options. – Also, take a look at our Solar Panel Installation page. 

What to consider for a install location

  • Accessibility – One thing to consider when choosing where to store your solar battery, is its accessibility. Access for any future solar panel and battery maintenance work is needed.
  • Future-proofing – If you are considering adding extra battery storage in the future, make sure you have space.
  • Aesthetics – If the battery is in an external area, or a visible area, it needs to look good.
  • How much energy can be stored?

It's That Easy

Refer a Friend

Renewable Energies Spain

Take advantage of our refer-a-friend scheme. Refer a friend and you'll both receive 75€.

*Payments are made after installation*

solar battery storage
Solar Batteries
Solar Battery Storage Company
Solar Battery Storage Company Marbella

Solar Battery Storage

Our Solar Battery Storage FAQ section is designed to provide detailed answers to all your questions about solar energy storage. We understand that the world of renewable energy can be complex, and investing in a solar battery storage system is a significant decision.

That’s why we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions covering a range of topics from how solar battery storage systems work, their benefits, costs, and maintenance requirements, to environmental impacts, and much more. – Also see our Commercial Solar Panels page.

This section serves as a valuable resource for anyone considering a switch to solar power or looking to enhance their current solar setup with a battery storage system. It’s part of our commitment at Solares Energies to ensure our customers are well-informed and confident in their solar energy decisions.

Solar battery storage systems, such as those provided by Solares Energies, work by storing the excess electricity or energy generated, by your solar panels. The stored energy is converted from DC electricity (direct current) generated by your solar panels to AC electricity (alternating current) for use in your home. If your solar panels produce more electricity than you use during the day, that excess energy is stored in the battery. This means that instead of sending this excess power back to the grid, you can store it and use it later when your solar panels aren’t producing electricity, such as during the night or on cloudy days.

The process of energy transfer and storage in dc battery systems is managed by a smart inverter, which regulates the flow of electricity. It will direct surplus solar energy to the battery and ensure that the battery discharges power when needed. A solar battery storage system is typically paired with a solar panel system but can also function with other renewable energy generation systems.

Battery Capacities

The capacity is measured in kilowatt-hours (kWh). 1kWh is 1000 Watts used for 1 hour. So, in theory, a 1kWh battery would run 20 LED bulbs for around 9 hours, or a typical modern fridge for around 6 hours of continuous running.

Many battery systems have a fixed energy storage system capacity starting at around 2kWh to 14kWh but some systems allow you to add capacity by building extra battery modules onto the system to increase the energy storage.

Solar battery storage systems present numerous benefits. First and foremost, they provide you with a degree of energy independence by storing excess solar power for later use, reducing reliance on the grid. This is particularly useful during nighttime, cloudy days, or during power outages.

Secondly, by using stored solar power instead of drawing from the grid, you can significantly reduce your electricity bills. In some places where net metering is not available or where electricity prices are not favourable, a solar battery can lead to additional cost savings on energy bills. Thirdly, solar batteries can provide backup power, improving your home’s resiliency. In regions where power outages are common, having a solar battery can keep your lights on and appliances running. Finally, by using more of your solar power and drawing less from the grid, you are reducing your carbon footprint and supporting a sustainable future.

The average lifespan of a solar battery can vary significantly depending on the type of solar battery installed, how often it’s cycled (charged and discharged), and the conditions it’s kept in. On average, you can expect modern solar batteries like those supplied by Solares Energies to last between 10 to 15 years.

The capacity of a battery does decline over time with repeated charging and discharging. Solar batteries are often warranted for a certain number of cycles or years, whichever comes first. Solares Energies offers comprehensive warranties to give you peace of mind about the durability and longevity of our solar batteries.

The amount of energy a solar battery can store is measured in kilowatt-hours (kWh). The required capacity of a solar battery depends on your household’s energy needs. For instance, if your solar panels produce 5kWh of excess electricity each day that you want to use at night, you would need a battery that can still store energy of at least that much.

It’s important to remember that usable capacity might be less than the total capacity due to the battery’s Depth of Discharge (DoD). For example, if you have a 10 kWh battery with a DoD of 90%, you should only use 9 kWh of the battery to ensure its longevity. At Solares Energies, we work closely with our clients to assess their energy needs and select a smart battery, with an appropriate capacity.

The cost of a solar battery storage system varies based on several factors, including the battery’s capacity and brand, whether it’s an AC or a DC-coupled battery system and the complexity of the installation. The cost can range anywhere from €4,000 to over €10,000.

At Solares Energies, we offer a variety of options to fit different budgets and requirements. While the upfront cost of solar panel installation can be substantial, the savings in electricity costs over time can offset this. Moreover, certain areas offer financial incentives for solar battery storage, which can help to reduce the costs further. It’s important to consult with our team of experts to get a precise quote based on your specific needs.

 Yes, it is technically possible to go completely off-grid with a solar battery storage system, but it generally requires a larger, more expensive setup with multiple batteries and solar panels to ensure your energy needs are covered at all times, including during periods of low solar production or high energy usage. It’s also wise to have a backup generator for emergencies.

Here at Solares Energies, we provide customized solutions for those who wish to be entirely independent of the grid. However, for most households, a hybrid system, which remains connected to the grid but also uses battery storage, is often the most practical and cost-effective solution. This provides the benefits of self-consumption of solar power while having the grid as a backup when needed.

Solar batteries typically require minimal maintenance. Most modern solar batteries, like the ones Solares Energies offers, are ‘maintenance-free’, meaning they are sealed and do not require water levels to be checked or replenished. However, it’s essential to monitor the system to ensure it’s working correctly and efficiently.

Your solar battery should be kept at a moderate temperature and cleaned of any dust or debris. Overcharging or deep discharging should also be avoided to increase the battery’s lifespan. At Solares Energies, we offer systems that can be monitored remotely to keep an eye on your system’s performance and take corrective actions when necessary. We’re also always available for support and maintenance services when needed.

There are several types of solar batteries available on the market, including lead-acid, lithium-ion, saltwater, and flow batteries. Each type has its advantages and disadvantages.

Lead-acid batteries are the most traditional and usually the cheapest option, but they tend to have a shorter lifespan and lower DoD compared to other types. Lithium-ion batteries, on the other hand, are much more energy efficient, have a longer lifespan and higher DoD, but are more expensive. Saltwater batteries are environmentally friendly and do not contain heavy metals, but they’re relatively new and less efficient. At Solares Energies, we predominantly recommend and install high-quality lithium-ion batteries due to their longevity and efficiency, but we work closely with each client to find the best solution for their needs.

The size of the solar battery you need depends on your household’s energy usage, your goals for solar electricity self-consumption, and the size of your solar panel system. Firstly, analyze your electricity bills to understand your daily energy consumption. Consider whether you aim to store just a little excess solar power for use in the evening or if you want to go fully off-grid.

Also, the size of your solar panel system will impact how much excess power you can generate and store. If you have a smaller system, a smaller battery may suffice. If you’re unsure, our team at Solares Energies is here to guide you through the process and help you find a solar battery that suits your unique requirements.

The length of time it takes to charge a solar battery from your solar panels depends on a few factors, including the size of your solar panel system, the amount of sunlight available, and the capacity of your battery. On a sunny day, a typical solar panel system can fully charge a solar battery within several hours.

However, note that in Marbella, Spain, where Solares Energies is based, the region enjoys more than 300 sunny days per year, making it an ideal environment for efficient solar power generation. Therefore, you can expect relatively quick charging times for your solar battery most days of the year.

Yes, one of the significant advantages of having a solar battery storage system is its ability to provide power during a blackout or power outage. While solar panels alone shut down during power outages for safety reasons, a solar battery system can disconnect from the grid (an operation known as “islanding”) and provide power to your home independently.

This makes solar batteries an excellent solution for places with unstable grid connections. However, it’s essential to note that not all solar batteries have this capability, and some may require specific inverters. At Solares Energies, we can provide you with a solar battery system designed for blackout protection and a solar inverter, ensuring that you have power when you need it most.

Absolutely! Adding a solar battery to an existing solar panel system is not only possible, but it’s also a popular choice for many solar panel owners who want to make the most of their solar energy. The best solar battery ever will store excess power generated by your solar panels for use when the panels aren’t producing clean energy themselves, such as at night or during less sunny periods.

At Solares Energies, we specialize in integrating battery storage systems with existing solar installations. We can assess your current solar installation setup, recommend a suitable battery solution, and handle the complete integration process, ensuring you get the most from your solar investment.

Solar batteries, like all manufactured products, do have some environmental impact due to the resources and energy required for their production. The degree of impact can vary depending on the type of battery. For example, the extraction of lithium for lithium-ion batteries can have environmental implications if not managed responsibly.

However, when used in conjunction with solar panels, solar batteries enable higher self-consumption of clean, renewable energy, reducing reliance on fossil fuel-derived electricity from the grid. This transition to renewable energy is crucial for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and mitigating climate change. At Solares Energies, we supply energy companies with high-quality batteries from manufacturers who are committed to responsible sourcing and minimizing environmental impact.

Yes, in many countries, there are financial incentives or subsidies available for solar battery storage systems to encourage the uptake of renewable energy. These can include grants, tax credits, loans, or feed-in tariffs. However, the specifics vary by location and are subject to change over time.

In Spain, the government has introduced measures to promote renewable energy usage, such as eliminating the “sun tax” and introducing a self-consumption model that can benefit solar battery users. Our team at Solares Energies is well-versed in current regulations and incentives, and we can guide you through available opportunities to ensure you benefit from any applicable incentives.

Over time and with repeated charging and discharging cycles, the performance of solar batteries, like all batteries, will degrade. This means they will store less energy than they did when new. The rate at which this happens depends on the quality of the battery, how often it’s used, and the conditions it’s kept in.

Typically, after 10 years, a high-quality solar battery may still retain 60-70% of its original capacity. Solar battery manufacturers often provide warranties that guarantee a certain level of performance for a specific period. Solares Energies offers solar batteries from reputable manufacturers with strong warranties, ensuring that you get a reliable, long-lasting storage solution.

Solar battery storage systems come with numerous safety measures. For example, they have built-in systems to prevent overcharging or excessively discharging, both of which could harm the battery’s lifespan and performance. Furthermore, solar batteries work and are enclosed in protective casings to guard against physical damage.

Systems are also equipped with safety disconnects that allow for the system to be rapidly de-energized in case of maintenance or an emergency. It’s also important to ensure that your system is installed correctly by a qualified professional. At Solares Energies, all our installations are carried out by certified professionals to ensure safety and adherence to all relevant standards and regulations.

The warranty terms for a solar battery storage system vary depending on the manufacturer. Generally, warranties for solar batteries can range from 5 to 15 years, covering certain performance levels and operational issues.

For example, a warranty may guarantee that the battery will retain a certain percentage of its capacity for a certain number of years or cycles. At Solares Energies, we ensure that our customers are provided with batteries from reliable manufacturers who offer comprehensive warranties, and we always clarify the terms and conditions of these warranties so that you are fully informed.

Solar batteries should be disposed of properly at the end of their life due to the specific materials they contain. This usually involves taking them to a recycling facility where valuable materials can be recovered and harmful substances can be safely managed.

It’s not recommended to dispose of solar batteries with regular household waste. At Solares Energies, we can guide you through the process of correctly disposing of or recycling your solar battery at the end of its life, ensuring both environmental responsibility and compliance with local regulations.

While solar batteries are generally robust and designed to withstand various weather conditions, extreme temperatures can affect their performance and lifespan. Both very high and very low temperatures can reduce a battery’s capacity and efficiency.

In hot climates like Marbella, it’s crucial to install the battery in a location where it won’t be exposed to extreme heat, such as an insulated garage or a shaded outdoor area. Conversely, in colder climates, batteries may require additional insulation or heating. At Solares Energies, we consider these factors when installing your solar battery to ensure optimal performance.

Solar batteries are designed to operate within certain temperature ranges for optimal performance. High temperatures can lead to faster degradation, while low temperatures might temporarily decrease the battery’s capacity.

However, modern solar batteries typically come with thermal management systems to mitigate these effects. In hot climates like Marbella, a well-ventilated installation location is recommended to help dissipate heat. In colder climates, insulation might be required to keep the battery at an efficient operating temperature. Here at Solares Energies, we account for these climate factors in our battery installation and selection process to ensure you get the best performance possible from your system.

Solare Panel Battery Storage | Solar Batteries

heat pump
Renewable energies spain
Renewable energy solutions spain

We supply, install and maintain solar panel systems and solar battery storage.

Improve energy efficiency and reduce your carbon footprint by installing an electric boiler.

We supply, install and maintain underfloor heating and cooling systems.

We supply, install and maintain uPVC windows and doors as well as double-glazing and composite doors.

User solar thermal as a renewable resource to heat up your household water supply.

Electric vehicle chargers supplied, installed and maintained by Solares Energies.

We supply, install and maintain heat pump systems. Reduce your carbon footprint.

Air conditioning systems supplied, installed and maintained by Solares Energies.

Solar Power Battery Storage in Marbella, Spain

Sadly many companies throughout Spain are not qualified or experienced in, Solar Panel Battery Storage. Solares Energies with over 15 years of experience has the knowledge and experience in supplying, installing and maintaining solar panel systems. We have a dedicated team of electrical engineers based around the Costa del Sol area, covering the whole of Malaga, including Marbella, Estepona, Benalmadena and Manilva. – Contact us today, by using the contact form at the top of the page and ask about Solar Battery Storage