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Top Tips For Buying A Battery Energy Storage System for Renewable Energy

Battery energy storage systems

In today's world, where sustainability is becoming increasingly crucial, harnessing renewable energy sources is more than just a trend; it's a necessity. As businesses and individuals alike strive to reduce their carbon footprint and reliance on traditional energy sources, solutions such as battery energy storage systems (BESS) are gaining prominence. The advantages of battery energy storage systems are that, not only do they store excess energy generated from renewable sources, but they also provide backup power when needed. If you're considering investing in a battery energy storage system for renewable energy, these are AJC Power Solutions’ top tips to guide you through the process.


Battery energy storage systems: what to consider

There are a few points to consider if you are contemplating incorporating a battery energy storage system such as AJC Power Solution’ Battery Pod into your site or project, the first steps are to:

  1. Assess Your Energy Needs: Before diving into the world of battery energy storage systems, it's essential to evaluate your energy requirements. Consider factors such as the size of your site, the amount of energy consumption and any specific power needs. Understanding your energy needs will help you determine the capacity and specifications required for the battery storage system.

  2. Understand Compatibility: Compatibility is key when integrating a battery energy storage system with existing power infrastructure or renewable energy sources like solar panels. Ensure that the BESS you choose is compatible with your current setup and can seamlessly integrate with other components such as solar panels, generators or grid connections. AJC Power Solutions offers a range of equipment and products compatible with the Battery Pod.

  3. Consider Modular and Plug-and-Play Designs: Look for battery storage systems that offer modular and plug-and-play designs. These systems are easier to install, expand, and maintain, providing flexibility as your energy needs evolve over time. AJC Power Solutions' Battery Pod, for instance, is designed to be modular and plug-and-play, allowing for hassle-free installation and scalability.

  4. Evaluate Smart Features: Invest in off grid solar power systems with battery storage equipped with smart features that optimise energy usage and management. Features such as automatic power input management, load prioritisation and remote monitoring capabilities enhance efficiency and convenience, ensuring optimal performance and minimal downtime.

  5. Prioritise Sustainability: Choose battery energy storage systems that align with your sustainability goals. Opt for systems that utilise renewable energy sources such as solar power and promote eco-friendly practices. AJC Power Solutions' Solar Smart Panels and Solar Pods, for example, harness solar energy to provide emission-free power, reducing carbon emissions and fuel costs associated with traditional power provision.

  6. Consider Application Specifics: Different applications may have unique requirements when it comes to battery energy storage systems. Whether it's for construction sites, outdoor events, telecom BTS or commercial buildings, consider the specific needs and challenges of your application to ensure the chosen BESS meets your requirements effectively.

  7. Seek Professional Guidance: When in doubt, seek guidance from renewable energy experts or reputable suppliers such as AJC Power Solutions. They can provide valuable insights, recommend suitable solutions and assist with the selection, installation and maintenance of battery energy storage systems tailored to your needs.


Our solar batteries and power range

At AJC power we pride ourselves on manufacturing and supplying advanced off grid solar power systems with battery storage. Our product range includes comprehensive and highly compatible solutions, including:


Battery Pods: An energy storage system that reduces noise pollution, carbon emissions and fuel costs by storing energy for offline power provision. Battery Pods offer modular, plug-and-play design with five model sizes and various power and storage options. Power inputs and outputs are automatically managed by the Autosmart system, reducing generator running times. Battery Pods are compatible with solar power systems for enhanced sustainability. These units are suitable for diverse applications including construction sites, events, TV/film sets, grid backup, pumping, telecoms and commercial buildings.


Solar Pods: A sustainable power solution that harnesses solar energy to provide emission-free power to various sites. Equipped with a backup generator and a Victron system, they efficiently manage the power supply between solar PV, battery bank and generator, minimising user interaction. The Stage V backup generator offers reduced emissions and can run on various fuels. Additional solar capacity can be added with Solar Smart panels, eliminating the need for the backup generator by connecting to the local power grid. Compatible with Solar Smart Site products for further energy savings.


Solar Smart Panels: These panels, available in floor-standing or roof-mounted designs, are intended to enhance the eco-friendliness of temporary accommodations or containers. When used with Solar Pods or Battery Pods, these hybrid panels can power entire setups. Each Solar Smart Frame can generate up to 5kW of power, making every 32ft or 20ft cabin/container roof a renewable energy source. Assembly is simple with no installation required; units can be easily positioned using forklifts or cranes and secured with ISO corner locks. They can function independently or be connected to distribute power across larger sites. Generated solar power is utilised for heating, lighting, and plug sockets within the units, with excess energy stored in Solar Pods or Battery Pods for strategic distribution on site.


Speak to AJC Power Solutions about your energy needs


As one of the UK’s leading energy storage system suppliers, at AJC Power Solutions, we understand the importance of sustainable energy solutions. Our range of battery energy storage systems, including the Battery Pod and Solar Pods, is designed to meet the diverse needs of our customers while prioritising sustainability and efficiency. Contact us today on 01582 486663 to learn more about how our solutions can power your site with renewable energy.

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