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Battery storage guide

Energy generated from solar systems, or from the grid, can be stored in batteries, which helps businesses and households to efficiently manage their energy use.

Battery storage technology is generating a huge amount of hype and market interest. With the use of battery storage technology businesses can combine their energy efficiency and productivity goals with clean energy.

How can battery storage be of value to your business?

You can save money, reduce your peak demand charges and increase your use of clean energy with a battery storage system.

The following guides and tools can help you work out whether battery storage is right for your business.

Battery storage: an overview

This overview document gives a helpful snapshot of what you’ll want to know about battery storage, including:

  • how battery storage systems work
  • why it helps to install battery storage systems
  • the benefits of investing in battery storage
  • where to start.

Battery storage: a detailed guide

This document will help you understand:

  • your energy use and needs
  • how different battery types work
  • how to use battery storage systems to save money and increase consumption of renewable energy
  • installation requirements, risks and safety considerations.

Investment decision tool

This tool will help you work out whether battery storage is right for your business.

You can get a quick snapshot of your energy use, tariff and the typical return on investment from a battery storage system.

This data can help you decide whether a battery storage system would be worthwhile for your business.


Minimum system requirements:

  • Windows 7 operating system or later
  • Windows Microsoft Office Excel 2010
  • Tool not supported on Microsoft Office for Mac.

We will be updating this tool in response to market changes and your feedback on its usefulness. Please email us your comments.

Price estimate template

Are you planning to ask battery storage suppliers for quotes?

This price estimate template suggests questions you can ask if you want a more comprehensive quote and to compare battery suppliers and solutions.


Battery storage training

We offer training courses on battery storage to help you understand:

  • your electrical infrastructure
  • your energy usage
  • how battery storage might help with your business’s productivity.

Post-training support is also available, which is helpful as you evaluate your needs and install battery storage systems at your site.