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Do Solar Panels Work at Night?
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Over the last decade or so, there has been a massive increase in interest when it comes to installing solar panels on private properties. Working out the answer to whether solar panels that work at night are in existence is a stumbling block for many potential customers. With this guide, we aim to help put together all the answers you will need to make an informed decision on whether or not to install solar panels and solar battery storage systems.
One of the questions that pops up most often is ‘do solar panels work at night?’ and we can answer that definitively right here – no they do not. But, here at Moixa we have a solution to that issue. We only deliver and install solar panels that are combined with a Moixa Smart Battery, which you can use to store solar energy to power your home during the night. We can even add a solar battery to your existing solar panels.
In the past, the cost of installing solar panels may have been too high for the average UK household.With technology improving, and the benefits of our solar storage system, we have seen an increase in customers who are keen to take back control of their energy storage and lower their energy bills at a time of rising energy costs. Not only that, but our solar energy systems can significantly reduce your carbon footprint and may even offer a way to increase the value of your property should you wish to sell or refinance in the future.
Some key solar battery questions are covered in these guides:
How Do Solar Panels Function?
Before we get on to the specifics of ‘do solar panels work in the night?’ let’s take a look at the process behind solar panels and the creation of solar electricity. Photovoltaic (PV) cells that are present within the solar panels are used to transform direct sunlight into solar energy that you can then use as electricity to power whatever you want. For some households, this is to power individual appliances throughout the house, items that need power in the back garden, or indeed to power the entire home.
How do solar panels work at night? Well, they don’t, but that shouldn’t stop you being able to use solar energy at night, and that is why the team here at Moixa decided to deliver our services in the way that we do, allowing you to utilise solar energy 24 hours per day. If you have taken steps to be proactive when it comes to using renewable energy at home there shouldn’t be any restrictions and our choice of Moixa Smart Batteries allows you to maximise the potential of solar electricity generation in your home.
How Do I Make Use of my Solar Energy at Night?
So, even though the answer to ‘do solar panels work at night?’ is no, with Moixa you have the choice of our 2kWp, 3 kWp or 4kWp solar power systems that can help you to store solar energy for later use. What does this mean? Well, it means that even though solar panels that work at night don’t exist, you can still take advantage of the solar energy that has been created by your solar panels when the sun goes down.
One of the reasons the majority of our customers wanted to change their lifestyle to include solar panels was that they wished to reduce their energy bills. If, as with many solar panel suppliers in the UK, that means having to switch back to traditional electricity providers at night, you won’t be making as much of a saving.
With the Moixa system, you can use solar energy all day round. In the same way that your solar panels power appliances during the day, it can also be used to charge the solar battery unit. When the sun goes down, you then switch to using the energy stored in the solar battery, starting all over again the next day. On top of that, your energy generated may bring you extra savings through our GridShare membership, making you further income on top of your energy bill savings.
Every Moixa Smart Battery owner is given the opportunity to join GridShare Membership. This is Moixa’s way of supporting a renewable-energy powered future by essentially adding your battery to a network of other members batteries, to create a ‘Virtual Power Plant’.
With GridShare Membership, Moixa can help balance the grid using the spare capacity in solar batteries and help the UK achieve a low-carbon future. Any household who signs up to GridShare Membership will receive a free extended warranty and a £50 annual payment for the three years of the contract. Additionally, we will also measure and review the impact of your Moixa Smart Battery being used as part of Grid Services and we will reimburse you for any savings you may have missed out on.
Why buy a solar battery?
- Battery can be added to existing solar panels
- Unused solar energy can be stored for use 24/7
- Average annual savings from £425 to £680
- New and improved 4.8kWh battery capacity
- 25-year panel warranty, 10-year battery warranty
- Free extended solar battery warranty for as long as you are a GridShare member
How Much Do Solar Panels and a Solar Battery Cost?
The cost of solar panel systems will differ from home to home, due to every household being unique. We like to offer a completely bespoke quote to each individual customer so head on over to our Receive a Quote page where we can get the process started on answering some of your specific requirements and questions before putting together a unique quote for you.
For now, here’s an example of our solar battery cost on our flexible payment terms:
- You’re quoted £4,450 for a 4.8kWh Moixa Smart Battery (inc. VAT & installation)
- You pay a 50% deposit of £2,225 followed by 12 monthly payments of £185.42 to settle the original balance.
With a 25-year guarantee on solar panels and 10-year warranty on your Moixa Smart Battery (extendable for as long as you’re a GridShare member), this is a lasting solution that allows the benefit of your daytime solar panel intake to be made use of through the night.
How Much Can I Save with Solar Energy Storage?
When you consider that we have come up with a solution for the fact that solar panels that work at night do not exist, you can start to rack up some serious solar energy benefits and, in turn, cost savings over time. Our customers experience up to 50% savings on energy bills on average, beginning from the day of installation! Over the course of a year, overall savings are between £425 and £680 depending on which of our systems you decide to install. This includes the option to sell back any surplus energy created, making money on top of those cost savings.
Do solar panels work at night? They don’t, but with Moixa we provide you with an innovative solar energy system that combines solar panels and a top-quality Moixa Smart Battery that ensures you can use solar energy during the night. We have helped over 1,000 homeowners to make the choice to switch to solar energy at home, and you can too. Speak to a friendly member of the Moixa customer service team by visiting our Contact page.
See what our customers are saying about their Moixa experience…
"Having had solar panels installed a few years ago, it felt like the right time to elaborate on my energy saving plans and I’m so glad I did!"
Moixa is a leading British technology company, making solar technology smarter in order to help our clients to save up to 50% on their energy bills.
Founded in 2006, we have been developing intelligent battery products since day one. We have always focused on making energy more intelligent and efficient for homes, supporting the move away from fossil fuels by optimising the way people generate, distribute and consume renewable energy.
Our focus is always on value for the end user, and we believe a sustainable future is one that brings benefits to all involved. Through our solar battery and solar panel bundles, we have helped thousands of households to save money. Our systems allow you to store solar power and/or cheap-tariff electricity, ready to use at a time that suits your home’s energy needs and maximises your savings.
Today, with more than 45 employees, and offices in London and Manchester, we are ready to help provide ideal renewable energy solutions to clients around the UK. Each and every home solar project we take on is marked by our core values of Innovation, Collaboration, Integrity, Quality and Passion.
Our team of friendly and knowledgeable experts are always happy to speak to individuals and families about finding just the right solar battery system to meet their home’s energy profile, ensuring you get lasting value that will carry many years into the future.
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