A Battery Energy Storage System or ‘BESS’ enables businesses to store unused energy on a commercial scale. Electricity grids often use this type of technology, as well as solar power systems, electric cars and smart homes. BESS can be installed either as a stand-alone technology or alongside other green energy technologies such as solar or wind.
BESS technology allows businesses to store energy at a time when they are generating more than they are using. The energy can then be distributed to where it is needed at a later time or date.
There has been a major increase in businesses seeking out renewable energy sources as we start to look to achieve net zero carbon in the United Kingdom and that has drawn attention to BESS. This technology will undoubtedly become one of the most essential technologies an organisation can have.
Battery storage facilities are similar in appearance to shipping containers. The design and siting of battery developments are tailored to minimise the visual impact. Systems can be located adjacent to existing infrastructure (e.g. substations, electricity pylons) to allow them to blend into the surroundings..
If your business is starting to look into assessing its net zero targets, battery energy storage is a perfect solution to start improving your energy efficiency and helping reduce your energy bills in the future.