How BESS and solar work together to maximise value from your energy investments

A Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) may help your business unlock greater energy value, especially when combined with solar power generation. Below, we explore some of the ways that a BESS, in tandem with solar, can benefit your business, as well as how to overcome a few of the most common barriers to investment.

A BESS can create stability in your business energy consumption patterns

While adopting solar could help your business realise some immediate savings, without a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS), the benefits of solar are limited to the energy you can use, or export to the grid for an increasingly modest solar feed-in tariff.

Energy stored in a BESS can be used to reduce your reliance on the grid during peak periods or avoid peak demand network charges. Shell Energy can help you understand when to lower your energy grid consumption and switch to the energy stored in your battery to get the most out of your investment.

To learn more about the benefits of a BESS for your business, get in contact with our expert energy solutions team here.

Unlock access to additional revenue opportunities through Demand Response

Demand Response programs allow large energy users with flexible loads and on-site generation assets or storage to reduce their energy consumption from the grid during periods of high demand and be paid for it, depending on which program you choose to participate in.

Installing a BESS to work in tandem with your solar infrastructure can provide a way for businesses who had previously been unable to participate in Demand Response programs to do so, by unlocking greater energy value.

To learn about Demand Response, and how our experts can help you access these programs, read more here.

BESS and solar form two cornerstones of a Smart Energy Hub

Smart Energy Hubs can help unlock even further value from your energy by consolidating separate energy projects into one solution designed to optimise supply, generation, energy management, and demand flexibility. BESS and solar can be included in a Smart Energy Hub, an innovative solution created by Shell Energy to optimise your energy efficiency and costs.

“Shell Energy BESS deployments involve extensive work at the early stages of a project to make sure that we offer maximum value to the customer,” Raman Dandona, Head of Solar and BESS Projects at Shell Energy, said. “This includes detailed assessment during the feasibility stage to scope the practicality of the battery deployment and sizing itself. We make sure that customers are aware of the risks, limitations and strengths of the site and can make an informed decision accordingly.”

Learn more about Smart Energy Hubs and how they may benefit your business here, or reach out to our expert Energy Solutions team here.

Not sure how your business can access or benefit from a BESS?

Assistance with funding a BESS project

We understand that the cost of investing in a BESS can be a significant barrier for many customers. Our Energy Solutions team can help identify grants that may be available to your business to help fund a BESS project. We also offer eligible customers the option for Shell Energy to install, own and operate the BESS for you, meaning you can harness the benefits of a battery without the high upfront cost.

Get in touch today to learn more.

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