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Everything You Should Know About ESS Energy Storage Systems

For most people, energy storage systems or ESS are new. Many people have never even heard of it before. Yet for most, once they hear what it involves, it piques their interest. This is because energy storage systems have the potential to make a big difference to homes and businesses. The recent energy crisis has made waves in the lives of many ordinary people. Energy storage systems are a way to balance out those waves and become more in control of energy use.

What Is an Energy Storage System?

It is essentially large-scale battery storage. You buy these large batteries, charge them up (or load them) and then use the energy as you like. It means you can take advantage of energy at its cheapest such a solar and off-peak grid energy. The batteries then store it for you, and you use it when you want. You can run everything from the washing machine to the cooker and lights with this energy.

Selecting the Right System

The right system is the key to this process. Use inefficient batteries, such as lead ones, and you will find you do not have enough power. They only let you use around 50% of the power in the batteries each time. You might also find the system degrades very quickly. We have tried and tested many types and found lithium-ion to be the best. EVE ESS Storage Batteries are great value and allow you to use around 80% of power each time with very little degradation. You could find that they are long-lasting and reliable, offering the right system for you.

Sizing Up Your Needs

Sometimes people think that they need a set amount of power without checking. They can then end up with too little power to meet their needs. It is best to check (or get a professional to check) your bills to understand the total amount of power you need. You must ensure that your batteries will give you enough energy for 24 hours. This allows you to take advantage of off-peak energy as it might only be available at a set time, perhaps overnight. Calculate the number of batteries you need and then base your system on that. It is best not to just guess!

Big Benefits

There are plenty of benefits to this system. The first of course is saving you money on your energy costs. As you will likely draw from free renewables and/or off-peak energy, your daily costs will be lower. Therefore, you will see a financial benefit. Alongside this is the reassurance of having a more stable energy cost. Having more power over your own outgoings may be important to you in the current financial climate.

Energy storage systems can bring you big benefits. Once you know you have the right system for your needs and it is the right size, the power is in your hands. We always recommend taking up professional advice before you invest in an energy storage system. Personal research and recommendation cannot replace expert knowledge and compatibility with your own system.

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Can you get a reliable supply for off-grid energy?

Off-grid energy can be a massive headache for those not living in a traditional city centre or suburb. If you are living in an energy independent way then sometimes energy is not so simple. It is not a case of plugging in a plug and everything works. There is often a more complex system set-up behind the scenes. With rising costs, for the vast majority of those off-grid their non-renewable fuel supplies have similarly been rising. Typically, with off-grid power it is reliability that is the issue.


For off-grid energy, solar power is such an amazing option. You need to work out how many panels you need to power your space. It may be that this is not possible given the land area you have, but it is likely you can place some panels wherever you live off-grid. You then need to buy the kit which is pricey. However, once you have the kit in place it is completely free and the equipment is reasonably long lasting. Yet there can be an issue in cold and wet months. Solar then has limits and becomes highly unreliable. The same might be said for wind power and other renewables at this moment in time.

The Diesel Generator

A diesel-powered generator is a way some people use to fulfil their off-grid energy needs. They have a generator run on diesel, which needs to be running all the time. This is not the most eco friendly option as diesel is a rather dirty fuel choice. Diesel is also reasonably costly and the cost can increase rapidly without notice. However, it is really useful and no doubt it is a reliable source of energy. It is always available after all. Yet this is for some, a less than ideal solution to the problem of getting enough energy to meet our specific needs.

The Battery Solution

Bringing the best of both worlds together is easier than you might think with a battery storage solution. A set-up of batteries like our EVE ESS batteries are a great way to get everything you are looking for off-grid. Firstly, you choose the way you want to recharge or load your batteries. If you want to load them mainly with solar then that is fine. However, you can top them up with the diesel generator if you wish. Unlike just using solar which is only available at certain times, loading the batteries means energy is available any time there is a need for it.

These days, living off-grid does not have to mean you worry about energy. Yes, it is a consideration in your decision making, but there is no need to avoid off-grid living. With EVE ESS storage batteries, the solution to off-grid energy is simple. Fill your batteries however and whenever suits and you are then free to use the power as and when suits you. With Eco Power Direct, you can find this freedom with our batteries and power sourcing solutions. We always recommend getting a professional to check your system before purchasing our batteries. Nothing can replace expert advice when making an investment in battery products.

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Get a Reliable Power Supply to Reduce Stress in 2023

A reliable power supply seems to be a difficult thing to get these days. There are risks of power cuts alongside issues with reductions in available reliable power sources. Every business and home in the country are broken down into groups. Each one could have their supply cut for a set time, with very little notice. For many this is a worrying time as everyone is so reliant on energy. Some large businesses are trialling systems to inform staff they need to go home, as energy supply is about to be cut. At times, the overall system that is in place to serve us, no longer seems reliable. How is it possible to mitigate against these issues yourself? Is there anything you can do to keep your home or business running as normal?

Portable Power?

There are ways to approach these issues yourself as an individual business or homeowner. To fix this issue, you need to consider how to get yourself a reliable power supply. One such solution is portable power that you can use to boost your home supply. It needs to be one that is suitable for such use. Many of these look like our Power Pack 520 and are a single unit you use for power. However, these do come with disadvantages for home use. Firstly, you will need additional kit to be able to plug into your home system. In addition, these are not necessarily safe for use in the home as it very much depends on your system. This can be a costly mistake if you do not go about it the right way.

Battery Boost

Solar can be a great way to get additional power. However, it is not necessarily reliable each day or in all seasons. Some people use solar to part power our EVE ESS batteries. Others use load shifting to access regular energy from the grid when it is cheapest. They can then use this power anytime they want. If the National Grid cuts off power for three hours, this will not affect you. Large-scale storage batteries like ours are a truly reliable power supply. You calculate the number of batteries you require and once set-up with your system they just work. See our example of using them in a three-bedroom house. Unbelievably, batteries that can power a house really do give you a trustworthy source of long-term energy. We offer only very high-quality batteries, which are reliable and cleaner than lead-based options you can find.

Reliable Power Package

In 2023, we need a reliable power supply more than ever. After all, with smart appliances and more energy dependent devices in our home, it needs more power. So many things do not work without reliable power in our homes. This reliance is what might lead to us considering an alternative way to get it. Eco Power Direct’s EVE ESS batteries are a reliable way to do this. Charge with grid or part grid and part solar to make a high impact in your home. You can rely on this energy. It even works out cheaper over time due to coming from solar or off-peak sources. It is a win-win situation for homeowners. Do take professional advice before choosing our batteries. Ensure they are the right option for you, before you make the decision to buy them.

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Why Energy Storage is About to Boom in the UK?

Energy storage is a technique which is not new commercially but is reasonably new to home use. There are a small number of people who have done it domestically and are basically reaping the benefits. When you store home energy in large-scale ESS batteries, you get to decide what fills the batteries. You also get the opportunity to use it whenever you want. Here are some reasons why battery use is beginning to boom.

Cheaper energy

With energy storage batteries the choice is yours as to how you charge them. You can do this with a mix of solar energy and the grid. Equally, you can just use the grid with an energy supplier that charges less at certain times such as overnight. Load-shift at the most suitable time to get the best deal. You can then use the power anytime. Consumers love the long-term cheaper energy they get from ESS batteries. This makes planning for the future just that little bit easier when costs keep rising.


This is cleaner energy, especially when paired with solar or wind power used for charging. Even if charging solely from the grid, dirty fossil fuels are not so much in need at times when demand is low. As this is when you would recharge your batteries, you can be sure your energy is better for the environment. The batteries are also lithium-ion so do not use poisonous lead to charge. This is also better for the environment and is the eco power that works for you.

More reliable energy

For most people, reliability is really important for energy supplies. Going without power for three or four hours at a time, especially during the evening, is a challenge. You will not need to experience power cuts with energy storage batteries. These ESS batteries charge on your timescale. If power cuts come, then you can just charge up at a different time. Then use the power in your batteries anytime you like. When everyone else is sitting at home with the candles on, it will just be normal time at home for you.

Manages Itself

Once the system is set-up with the batteries and cables to recharge and use the energy, that is it. It does not require constant changes or tweaking. Some batteries with a lead base need venting regularly. There is nothing like this with ESS lithium-ion storage batteries. You configure them correctly and then they just work for you. No wonder this is beginning to boom – there are real benefits to it that people can easily see.

Energy storage is facing rapid growth. Be part of the expansion. It is not hype; this really is a superb solution to energy for the future. Once set-up you can mostly just let it work. There has been a boom in expansion and a drop in the prices of lithium-ion batteries which has come at just the right time. Get reliable, high quality ESS storage batteries from Eco Power Direct.

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