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How Do Solar and Batteries Work?

A solar battery, also known as a solar energy storage system or solar battery storage, is a device that stores excess electricity generated by solar panels. It allows homeowners and businesses with solar PV installations to store surplus energy for later use, typically during periods of low or no solar production such as at night or on cloudy days.

Storage and Usage:

Solar batteries work by storing the excess electricity produced by solar panels in a chemical form, typically in rechargeable batteries. This stored energy can then be utilised when the solar panels are not generating sufficient electricity to meet the demand.

Types of Batteries:

Solar batteries are available in different types including lithium-ion, lead-acid, and flow batteries. Lithium-ion batteries are the most commonly used due to their high energy density, longer lifespan, and faster charging capabilities. They are also more compact and require minimal maintenance compared to other types.


In addition to providing backup power during grid outages, solar batteries offer several benefits such as maximizing self-consumption of solar energy, optimizing time-of-use rates, reducing electricity bills, and reducing reliance on fossil fuel-generated electricity. They also support grid stability by balancing the supply and demand of electricity, especially during peak periods.

Residential & Commercial Installation & Maintenance

We install solar panel systems designed for efficiency and aesthetics. The panels will complement your home’s curb appeal without sacrificing performance. We back our equipment with long warranties that protect your investment.

Seamless Installation Process:

We understand that having a hassle-free installation experience is crucial. Our team of skilled technicians will handle the entire installation process with utmost professionalism, ensuring minimal disruption to your daily routine. Sit back, relax, and let us take care of everything.

Our Installation Process

How Do We Install the Panels?

The Clenergy PV-ezRack® SolarRoof™ Pro is a roof-mounting solution suitable for most types of residential pitched roofs. Using our innovative rail Z module and roof hooks pre-assembled with our unique Cross connection clamp, SolarRoof™ Pro is one of the most versatile rooftop solutions in the world, delivering a very fast, safe, and cost-effective solution.

How Do We Install the Electrics?

  • Every project is carefully thought out. Before we start any work, we discuss cable runs, disruption, and any potential issues. Once we have agreed on the best cable runs and compliance, we begin to install.

  • We always install surge protection and a separate consumer board for the solar to contain the new circuits.

  • We complete all work using trunking or conduit to hide cables and keep the work protected. Our work is very neat and we always tidy up prior to leaving your home.

  • Installs can be in lofts, outside, and garages. Every project is different and requires a different approach.

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We are GLOW™

We’re passionate about being energy-efficient, and saving our customers money on their ever-growing energy bills.

We’re eco friendly and we’re doing our bit, by offering efficient electric heating systems, across the UK

GLOW™ are a family ran company with an office in the Midlands and another in Norwich which allows us to cover a large part of the UK, (see the bottom of this page for the ares that we cover)

We are proud to be a Which? Trusted Trader , which means that we are monitored to ensure high standards are met and great customer service is offered

GLOW™ supplies and installs, economical and high quality electric storage radiators and instant hot water systems, in your home or office, that will help you to save you money on your bills, whilst looking stylish and contemporary too