Commercial Battery StorageReduce expensive demand charges with a commercial battery storage solution

With our range of Commercial Battery Storage solutions, our energy services team will provide a full feasibility review for battery storage and ascertain a sites full potential for onsite storage including load shifting and site resilience.

This service offering includes both capex, lease, and a fully funded service offering, as we look to build a value revenue stack that works for your unique business circumstances.  This can be load shifting during peak times or looking at ways to enhance onsite generation revenue, or simply the need for additional onsite capacity when its either to costly or not available from the grid.

The latter is problematic when it comes to those businesses looking to add EV charging facilities onto an already high-capacity site, and often find that additional capacity simply isn’t available.

Then in partnership with a host businesses’ site management team, we will develop a deployment strategy to install Commercial Battery Storage solutions at any proposed sites.

This will then provide a peak shifting service and charge when energy prices are low, before discharging when they are at their peak to generate savings across the business.  A small proportion of this energy is then used to provide ancillary services to the grid to create the revenue that funds the energy storage devices.

Catalyst is not limited to its free battery solution; it provides consulting services for a wide range of battery storage solutions from the leading market participants.

Our consultative approach also provides the methodology for getting the best out of battery storage by mapping a sites requirement to optimise peak time avoidance, revenue generation and load shedding techniques.

After reviewing the commercial viability of batteries and the lack of readily available funding that can be deployed, we soon realised that batteries provide the ideal vehicle to dramatically reduce peak period costs, whilst at the same time providing energy security and access to revenue generation schemes.

Although the technology is already viable, the current price point puts them out of the reach of those organisations that could benefit most from them. We aim to address that issue by securing the appropriate renewable funding streams that allow us to provide large-scale solutions at no cost to our clients.

Commercial Battery Storage

> Reinforce or reduce your onsite electrical requirements

> Generate revenue by offering ancillary services to the grid

> Increase the sites demand capacity without the need from the grid

> Provide backup power

> Capture excess exported energy from wind or solar

“Catalyst is not limited to its free battery solution, it provides consulting services for a wide range of battery storage solutions from the leading market participants”

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Fully Funded Commercial Battery

In the right commercially viable situation we can provide access to a fully funded commercial battery solution.

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Boost Your Site's Energy Resilience

Protect your operations and equipment from brown outs and black outs.

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Avoid Peak Charges

Balance your sites peak demand requirements and off-set high grid demand costs with using stored battery power.

The Future of EnergyUnlocking the Power of Commercial Battery Storage

As the world moves towards a sustainable future, the energy landscape is evolving rapidly. It’s no secret that renewable energy sources like solar and wind are leading the charge, but what happens when the sun isn’t shining, or the wind isn’t blowing? This is where commercial battery storage comes in.

Commercial battery storage systems have the potential to revolutionise the way we consume and store energy. By harnessing excess energy generated from renewable sources, these systems can store it for later use, ensuring a reliable and consistent power supply.

Not only do commercial battery storage systems provide a backup solution for intermittent renewables, but they also offer numerous benefits. From reducing utility bills and improving grid stability to supporting the growth of electric vehicles, the opportunities are vast.

In this article, we’ll delve into the future of energy and explore how commercial battery storage is unlocking its potential. We’ll discuss the latest advancements, the challenges faced, and how this technology is reshaping the energy landscape. Get ready to witness the power of commercial battery storage and its pivotal role in shaping a greener and more sustainable future.


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    Benefits of Commercial Battery StorageCommercial battery storage systems offer a multitude of benefits

    Commercial battery storage systems offer a multitude of benefits that go beyond simply storing energy. One of the key advantages is their ability to reduce utility bills for businesses. By storing excess energy during off-peak hours and using it during peak demand times, businesses can significantly lower their electricity costs. This not only saves money but also promotes energy efficiency.

    Moreover, commercial battery storage systems play a crucial role in improving grid stability. As renewable energy sources become more prevalent, their intermittent nature poses a challenge to grid operators. However, by storing excess energy and releasing it during times of high demand, commercial battery storage systems help balance the grid and ensure a reliable power supply.

    Additionally, commercial battery storage systems are instrumental in supporting the growth of electric vehicles (EVs). With the increasing adoption of EVs, the demand for charging infrastructure is rising. Commercial battery storage can provide a solution by storing renewable energy and supplying it to EV charging stations, enabling a greener and more sustainable transportation sector.

    In summary, the benefits of commercial battery storage systems are manifold. They reduce utility bills, improve grid stability, and support the growth of electric vehicles, making them a crucial component of the future of energy.

    The Role of Commercial Battery Storage in Renewable EnergySolar batteries storage is a game changer

    Renewable energy sources such as solar and wind have gained significant traction in recent years. However, their intermittent nature poses challenges in terms of reliability and grid stability. This is where commercial battery storage comes into play.

    Commercial battery storage systems act as a buffer, storing excess solar energy generated by renewables and releasing it when needed. This ensures a consistent and reliable power supply, even when the sun isn’t shining, or the wind isn’t blowing.

    Moreover, commercial battery storage systems enable the integration of renewables into the existing grid infrastructure. By storing excess solar energy during periods of high generation and releasing it during peak demand, these systems help balance the grid, reduce strain on conventional power plants, and promote a greener energy mix.

    Furthermore, commercial battery storage can mitigate the issue of curtailment, which occurs when renewable energy sources generate more electricity than the grid can handle. By storing the excess energy, commercial battery storage systems prevent wastage and maximise the utilization of renewable resources.

    For those companies with existing solar PV, battery storage for solar can optimise the potential gain, be this by increasing the onsite use of excess renewables or allowing for additional revenue streams that can lower the overall energy costs.  Not to mention the increased carbon emissions reduction that can be achieved.  That’s why battery storage for solar panels is an increasingly popular technology.

    In conclusion, commercial battery storage plays a pivotal role in enabling the widespread adoption of renewable energy sources by addressing the challenges associated with intermittent and grid integration.

    Peak Shaving and Load Shifting

    > Peak Shaving – Helps organisations avoid exceeding their agreed kVA capacity or provide additional capacity when no more is available.  This is particularly relevant for those organisations looking to add energy intensive equipment such as EV charging to a site but are struggling to increase their kVA to support this.  These transmission charges are part of using the grid to delivery energy to your premises and are an ever-increasing expensive element of your company’s energy bill. By offsetting your peak load demand with energy stored in the battery will flatten your demand at these peak points and ultimately create substantial savings on your energy bill.

    > Load Shifting – Put simply this is about balancing your onsite supply and demand requirements or optimising your onsite generation. For those sites with onsite generation such as solar PV or gas CHP for example, its about managing the electrical load profile of your business to even out its distribution.  By doing so the business benefits from cheap energy at certain times whilst capturing excess exported power generated from renewable technology.

    For example, your business can reduce energy costs by charging the solar battery storage when energy is cheap say at night when the tariffs are lower, or during the day with excess onsite generation from solar or wind generation. This spare power can then be shifted to periods when energy is more expensive from the grid, during the day and peak demand periods.

    By operating an onsite generation battery storage solution in this way will typically flatten out a company’s demand for energy from the grid, giving you savings and helping to further lower your carbon emissions.

    Battery storage revenue streams

    In addition to either load shifting or peak shaving, a battery solution also allows an energy trader to select from a menu of revenue opportunities. These revenue opportunities are available by helping to stabilise the National Grid during times of distress.  To optimise the earning potential available, we can work in real time to select the highest paying solution that gives the best return for our clients, allowing us to select from the following schemes.

    > Capacity Markets: In the UK, commercial battery storage solutions provide the ideal technology to support the capacity markets, and as such provide a high financial incentive for doing so.

    > Fast Frequency Response (FFR): Commercial and PV battery storage systems can provide a fast frequency response service to the grid at time of high stress on the grid and help generate an additional layer of income.

    > Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR): Commercial and PV battery storage units can respond quickly to grid events and help to provide an additional layer of revenue for a business.

    > Peak Demand Avoidance: Companies can use a commercial battery to hep avoid winter peak demand period charges by reducing grid demand during time of high grid demand.

    > Energy Export: It is also possible to sell excess energy back into the grid, again ideally at time of high demand and low supply, when the price exceeds the general market price.

    By reducing your peak demand consumption, this will also save your business money on its distribution charges levied by you electricity supplier during peak demand periods.


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      How much does commercial PV battery storage cost?

      It all depends on the size of the system, and if you consider capex, finance, or a fully funded solution. Small commercial battery can be a few thousand pounds, with large scale battery storage going into the hundreds of thousands, or even millions of pounds.

      What is commercial battery storage?

      Commercial battery storage involves using rechargeable batteries to store energy on a larger scale, typically in commercial or industrial settings. These systems can store excess energy from renewable sources such as solar PV or wind during off-peak times and discharge it during peak demand periods, reducing costs and enhancing grid stability. By providing backup power during outages and enabling load shifting to save on electricity costs, commercial battery storage plays a key role in transitioning towards a more sustainable and resilient energy infrastructure.

      Is solar battery storage worth it?

      Whether solar battery storage is worth it depends on various factors including your energy usage patterns, the cost of electricity, and the size and efficiency of the battery system. Solar battery storage can offer significant financial benefits by allowing you to store excess solar energy generated during the day for use during times when the sun isn't shining, or electricity rates are higher. Additionally, solar battery storage can provide backup power during grid outages, enhancing energy security.

      Which battery is best for storing excess solar PV?

      The best battery for storing excess solar photovoltaic (PV) energy depends on various factors such as your specific needs, budget, and preferences. Currently, lithium-ion batteries are the most commonly used and widely available option for solar PV storage due to their high energy density, efficiency, and relatively long lifespan. Within the lithium-ion category, different brands and models offer varying capacities, performance characteristics, and warranties, so it's essential to research and compare options to find the best fit for your requirements. Additionally, emerging technologies like flow batteries and advanced lead-acid batteries are also being explored for solar PV storage, offering potential alternatives with different benefits and drawbacks.