With increasing unpredictable weather and depleted resource concerns, Demand Power has watched the popularity of battery energy storage systems (BESS systems) soar during our time in business.
Nowadays, there is a huge demand for renewable and sustainable forms of energy, and many businesses have turned to BESS systems. Ultimately storing energy until it is required, most BESS systems use lithium-ion batteries that are not only affordable but versatile too.
While industry has become more aware of BESS systems over the years, there are still some lingering misconceptions about their value and how they work. Carry on reading this Demand Power blog that dispels five of the biggest battery energy storage myths around.
MISCONCEPTION #1 – BESS SYSTEMS ARE TOO EXPENSIVE
Battery energy storage systems are an important technology for helping to make renewable energy sources more reliable and cost-effective. In short, battery storage helps to minimize the need for other, more expensive, and potentially more harmful sources of energy.
You should know that the technology behind BESS systems is becoming increasingly cost-effective. Not only that but these systems are also being used to reduce Commercial and Industrial (C&I) enterprise’s energy bills too. Lastly, there are many financing and incentive options available to help make them more affordable.
MISCONCEPTION #2 – BATTERY STORAGE WILL BE BAD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
Firstly, the use of battery storage for energy is beneficial for the environment. BESS systems help reduce carbon dioxide emissions by providing a reliable source of renewable energy. Battery energy storage also helps reduce the need for fossil fuel-based power sources, which generate more emissions.
Additionally, battery storage helps reduce energy loss during transmission, as energy can be stored and used when required. Finally, BESS systems can help reduce energy costs as they can be charged during periods of lower demand and used when electricity prices are higher. To sum up, battery storage is an important tool for C&I businesses to reduce their environmental impact.
MISCONCEPTION #3 – BESS SYSTEMS ARE UNRELIABLE
A reliable battery storage system is essential for any renewable energy solution. After all, it ensures that energy is available when needed and helps to avoid expensive peak rates. To ensure reliability, battery energy storage systems employ sophisticated algorithms to optimize their performance.
These systems are designed to handle a wide range of conditions and can operate for extended periods of time. This is without needing to be serviced or replaced. Many batteries have a lifespan of 10 to 20 years and can provide reliable energy storage and backup power for an entire home or business.
Additionally, BESS systems are versatile and can be customized to fit specific needs and requirements. With the right setup, these systems can help reduce energy costs and provide a reliable source of energy.
MISCONCEPTION #4 – BATTERY STORAGE REQUIRES A LARGE AMOUNT OF SPACE
One of the major advantages of battery energy storage systems is that they do not take up a lot of space. This makes them ideal for commercial and industrial businesses. You should know that the individual components of BESS systems can be easily stacked, allowing for a more compact unit.
This means that instead of one large and bulky unit, multiple smaller units can be used to achieve the same goal. Like we mentioned before, most battery energy storage systems use lithium-ion batteries, which are both lightweight and compact. They have a modular, small, and efficient design. Hence, they are ideal in industrial areas where space is limited.
MISCONCEPTION #5 – BATTERY ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS ARE DIFFICULT TO USE
Battery energy storage systems provide a great way to store energy for later use. They are easy to use because they require no installation or maintenance. You simply need to plug in the battery, and it will immediately start storing energy.
Battery energy storage systems are very flexible, allowing you to easily adjust the amount of energy you store. Finally, the investment in training for their usage is negligible too.
CHOOSE A BATTERY STORAGE SOLUTION NOW. SPEAK TO DEMAND POWER TODAY.
So, there you have it. With renewable and sustainable forms of energy most certainly in-demand, deploying a battery storage system, and hiring Demand Power, can help your business succeed. Our industry experts have decades of experience dedicated to smart energy solutions, so speak to them today. Get ahead of your stakeholders and contact Demand Power Group Inc. (“DPGI”) now at 1-855-336-2638.