Approximately 10% of the total energy generated in Spain in 2022 came from solar photovoltaic energy. More and more households and businesses are deciding to incorporate solar panels to save on their monthly electricity bills.
However, did you know that you can store the excess energy and save up to 70% more? Virtual batteries have become the future of energy, and today we are going to tell you why.
What is a virtual battery?
You may have heard the term virtual battery and be wondering what it entails. First of all, let us tell you that it is a “made-up” term. When we talk about a virtual battery, we are referring to the contract between an energy supplier and the owner of the solar panels.
The main concept behind a virtual battery is the ability to harness the excess accumulated energy at any given time or in other properties that you own. In reality, the virtual battery does not physically exist; it is not a specific system, but rather a way to record the generated but unused energy. Hence, all the unused energy generates a credit in favor of the consumer who has acquired the virtual battery.
If a user can capture and store a sufficient excess of energy with their solar panels, they have the opportunity to achieve significant savings on their electricity bill on a regular basis. It may even be possible for the electricity bill to cost €0!
How does a virtual battery work?
Solar panels capture all the energy from the sun and convert it into electricity.
The energy is transformed into direct or alternating current to adapt to your home.
You import electricity from the grid during hours when your production is lower than your consumption.
When the energy production exceeds the usual consumption, the excess is stored in your virtual battery.
Advantages of virtual batteries:
- Achieve 100% savings on energy consumption.
- You can store your excess energy without any limit on the amount or duration.
- No maintenance required.
- If you have accumulated enough excess energy, you can achieve €0 bills.
Until now, the savings you could obtain on your bill were limited by your consumption. However, with the virtual battery, you can store the excess generated by your installation and decide when to use it. Are you ready to start saving? The Solar Costa Blanca team offers you all the tools to reduce your electricity bill.Contact us today!