Renewable technology can reduce your energy bill by up to €800 per year

Research shows that installing a home battery can reduce energy bills by as much as 85 percent, saving up to £796 a year.

A home battery should significantly reduce the energy people buy from the grid each year, but these savings will depend on the capacity of the home battery, the extent to which they use it and their energy consumption.

Although energy prices are falling, bills are still higher than many are used to.

As a way to save hundreds of people every year, Brits are being urged to consider renewable technology as a way to reduce their energy bills.

Renewable technology is on the rise among UK homeowners, with more than 1.7 million low-carbon technology installations across the country, according to the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS), which oversees industry standards.

Solar panels remain the most common option, with more than 183,000 purchased last year alone.

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Experts believe that a home battery can reduce your energy bill by as much as 85 percent when combined with solar panels


Thomas Farquhar, co-founder of Heating eGB News explained that home batteries, along with other renewable technologies such as solar panels and heat pumps, are very effective not only by saving money, but also by reducing our CO2 emissions.

He said: “The savings depend greatly on which system you replace, the size of your property and whether you combine it with other technologies such as solar.”

Experts believe that a home battery can reduce energy bills by as much as 85 percent when combined with solar panels.

According to British Gas, the average annual electricity bill for a medium-sized three-bedroom home occupied by two or three people is now £937 – meaning a home battery and solar panels could save them up to £796 a year.

Christelle Barnes from SolarEdge said: “It is absolutely possible to save 85 percent, and in some cases even more if you are smart, but there are customers who are saving 30 percent. It depends on your usage, the size of the system and whether you have a battery.

“There is no one-size-fits-all approach. The word we use is ‘flexible’. This is a flexible technology that can adapt and evolve as your energy needs change.”

A home battery is an investment a household can make for future savings. Prices range from £2,500 to £10,000 and more. In general, more expensive models charge faster and have more energy storage.

People will also need to buy an inverter, which communicates between the National Grid, their battery and the associated software.

This can amount to €500. It converts direct current (DC), generated by solar panels, into alternating current (AC), which can be used at home.

Farquhar explained other types of renewable technology that Brits can invest in that would fit within a larger budget.

He said: “Solar panels can be used in conjunction with home batteries. Panels capture the sun’s energy and convert it into electricity.

“Heat pumps are an energy-efficient, low-carbon way to heat your home. They do this by taking heat energy from a colder space, usually outside, and raising its temperature.

“A heat pump provides heating and hot water and can work in combination with radiators, underfloor heating or other water-based heating systems.”


However, he warned that all renewable technology comes at a cost and that there are financial support schemes, such as the Boiler Upgrade Scheme, that can help people make these changes in their homes.

The Boiler Upgrade Scheme provides grants to people who install a low carbon heating system in place of existing gas or oil heating. People can apply for up to €7,500 for the costs of a heat pump.

The subsidies can only be used to replace fossil fuel heating systems, such as gas, oil or direct electric heating, and not to replace existing low-carbon systems.

Farquhar concluded: “Some homeowners are reluctant to make changes if they can’t have solar panels, batteries and a heat pump, but we believe that every little change is a good change, so we would encourage people to do what they can. can afford. time and wait no longer.”