( + )FAQ

Basic info

EnergyCloud’s Home Battery is used to store electrical energy so it is available for later use. The source of this energy can for example be rooftop solar PV system which converts sunlight into usable electricity. You can use this stored energy whenever you need it, even if the sun does not shine.

By generating and storing electricity you will significantly reduce your dependence on electricity suppliers. You’d be achieving partial or complete energy independence.

Yes. A good reason to store energy from you PV (photovoltaics) is cost savings. The energy you produce is not only free, but you do not pay any kinds of distribution fees for it either. Energy storage is environmentally friendly and helps reduce carbon emission.

Yes. The base unit is the most suitable one for houses (single-phase EnergyCloud HOME 7 with a battery capacity of 7.6 kWh). Installation makes sense even if you do not have photovoltaics attached to the system. Instead of utilizing sunshine you can charge batteries from the grid during low rate periods and discharge them during expensive periods.

Payment, Price, Finance

Yes. Country governments usually support energy storage systems.

Installation of EnergyCloud’s Home Battery “behind the meter” usually does not affect your feed-in tariff or green bonus resulting from existing contracts. It depends on specific conditions of each country.

Technology

No. EnergyCloud’s Home Battery can be charge without solar panels. Instead you can charge it from the grid during low rate periods and store it for later use when electricity is expensive. Another option is to use a wind or hydro power as an alternative energy source. Though storing energy generated by a PV solar system is the most common solution.

No. Installation of EnergyCloud’s Home Battery does not require a change of energy supplier.

There are many differences. The EnergyCloud concept is so-called “all-in-one”. This means you do not have to worry about whether the system components are compatible or not, you do not have to install an external inverter or any other parts and components.

The EnergyCloud’s Home Batteries are equipped with a LiFEPO4 battery cell type, which is significantly more secure and longer in life than other technologies. Other key differences are in efficiency or sufficient power and overload.

Installation

No. Despite of the ease of installation, this job is carried out by accredited technicians – EnergyCloud’s partners. These are regionally based certified companies that perform the battery storage system installation, test it and issue an audit report.

There two types of warranty – either minimum of 10000 cycles or 5 years – whichever comes first. The actual lifetime of LiFEPO4 cells tested in laboratory conditions is 20 years. These tests are still ongoing.

Generally speaking, the higher the battery capacity, the higher your energy independence. If you’re looking at batteries purely as an investment, the best strategy is to install a battery bank large enough to be useful but small enough to be utilized often and to its fullest capacity. EnergyCloud will be happy to help you out with the choice of capacity and overall solution. Finally, the performance of PV solar system and your expected consumption are assessed and an optimal solution proposed.

That depends on the capacity you choose. For example the HOME 7 battery dimensions are 0.8m (width) x 1.3m (height) x 0.3m (depth) + side handling space.

( + ) Check energy from anywhere

You can view your home energy consumption online on your phone or see a detailed analysis on a computer. Home Battery control unit monitors the processes and automatically adjusts them accordinging to specified rules. These rules can be customized based on parameters such as power requirement, consumption schedule and current electricity prices.

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