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With rising energy prices and environmental considerations, Vital Power is proud to offer alternative power solutions that allow organisations to take control of their energy ecosystem.

Battery storage systems are on the rise, and hundreds of organisations across the UK are choosing this scalable and bespoke product that is not only a cost saving and emissions friendly solution, but one that also opens up a new revenue stream.

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Step 2

Tell us your requirements

Our team will discuss your requirements with you, explaining the options available to you.

Step 3

Site survey

One of our highly skilled generator engineers will visit your site to map out to take note of your power requirements, where the generator will be installed, answering any questions you may have

Step 4

Delivery, installation & commissioning

Once the order has been placed, our team will then install your generator on site. We also carry out rigorous commissioning processes to ensure that your equipment is ready to support your site.

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What is a Battery Storage System?

A Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) captures energy from both renewable and non-renewable sources, storing it in rechargeable batteries (storage devices) for future use.

As a Direct Current (DC) device, a battery releases energy when required to fulfil electrical demand, thereby mitigating any gap between energy demand and generation.

The surge in renewable energy sources and the concerted effort to attain net zero carbon emissions underscores the importance of BESS for commercial and industrial use. Embracing BESS represents a big step towards greener energy practices, enabling the transition to sustainable energy solutions and furthering progress towards achieving net zero emissions targets.

How do Storage Battery Systems Work?

Battery energy storage systems (BESS) work by storing surplus energy during periods of low demand and releasing it when demand peaks. This not only helps balance the electricity grid but also reduces the strain on traditional power plants. There are several different options which are suitable for a wide range of applications, such as indoor, outdoor, and containerised.

Indoor battery storage solutions are ideal for commercial and industrial buildings.

The systems consist of modular battery racks for capacity stacking, ensuring a scalable solution for businesses looking at future planning. They are pre-configured and are easy to install at your facility.

Our outdoor battery storage solutions are perfectly designed for facilities that lack internal space for an indoor installation.

All of our outdoor systems come as standard with protection class IP65 / IP54 and are also quick and easy to install. We ensure a high safety standard in all of our products, with gas & smoke sensors, as well as fire protection systems.

If you have a large-scale application, then our containerised battery storage solutions are a fantastic option.

The system is a pre-installed battery container all-in-one solution, with a capacity up to the MWh range. Our containerised solutions have the latest cell technology and scalability with stackable containers. The systems also have in-house power and control electronics which are designed with the highest efficiency in mind.

How can battery storage systems be configured & used?

Battery storage systems can be configured and tailored to your specific requirements. There are many different configuration options available to you, but here are some of the most common:

As an energy storage solution:

In stand-alone applications, any excess energy you receive from the grid can be stored and used at a later date.

The user is in control of where the power supply is coming from and decides whether to use power from the grid, or your battery storage system. So, for example, when energy prices are high during peak times, you may choose to power your facility through your battery storage system. When prices per kW are at their lowest, you can choose to power your facility through the grid and charge your battery storage system at the same time using any excess energy delivered to your facility.

Integrated with renewable power sources:

Many businesses are opting to create their own power ecosystem using renewable energy sources.

In this scenario, a facility can integrate their battery storage system with solar panels, or even wind turbines. The excess energy generated from these sources is stored in the battery storage system, which is then used to power your facility.

As the demand for renewable energy grows, storage battery systems are poised to play a role in shaping the future of energy storage technology. By investing in innovative energy storage solutions, organisations can contribute to a more sustainable energy future while unlocking opportunities to save money and reduce their environmental footprint.

As an additional revenue stream:

The fantastic thing about battery storage systems is that they are able to generate a new revenue stream for businesses.

It’s no secret that the grid is in high demand and is only going to strain even further with the rise of electric vehicle charging and new technology introduced. As a result, the grid is able to buy your excess energy back from you to help support your local area when demand is particularly high.

Battery storage systems can be configured to send energy back to the grid, which you will receive payment for. So, if you’ve integrated renewable power supplies at your facility, once the initial upfront cost has been paid off, your site is only going to profit from selling back to the grid. A win for you, and a win for the local energy supply!

As an electric vehicle charging power supply:

Electric vehicle charging stations are on the rise, and costs of running these can rack up quickly. When prices per kW are at their highest, you may choose to run your EV chargers through your battery storage system to cut down on costs. When energy prices are at their lowest, you are then able to charge your battery storage system so that it’s ready to use once peak time comes around.

Integrated with critical power equipment:

If you have a diesel generator on site, you’ll know that there are energy efficiency drawbacks to these otherwise fantastic machines. Battery storage systems can help combat this issue and can be configured with your existing equipment.

Any excess energy produced from your generated can be stored in your battery storage system where it can be used in the event of a mains outage, when energy prices are high, or even at night if you are unable to run your generator due to noise restrictions.

What are the benefits of battery storage systems?

  • Generates a new revenue stream through selling excess energy back to the grid when demand is high.
  • Battery Storage systems are configurable to your specific requirements and can work in unison with any existing equipment on site, including renewable energy sources and generators.
  • Completely silent to run.
  • Can be housed indoors or outdoors.
  • Puts the user in control of where your energy supply is coming from.
  • Zero emissions and an environmentally friendly option for businesses looking to move to net zero.
  • Intelligently controlled and operated.
  • Performance optimisation,
  • Scalable solution that can future proof your business. 

As demand for sustainable energy systems continues to increase, Vital Power are proud to offer a solution which not only empowers organisations to take control of their energy, but also put it to good use through generating a new revenue stream.

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What Our Customers Are Saying

"Your engineer was absolutely brilliant - he got the generator working again really quickly and so I have power; he was also really professional and a real asset to your company. I would recommend your company in a heartbeat. Thank you all for helping me out in a time of need. I'm very grateful."

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"I would like to say that your company is very customer driven. To offer a service outside your normal scope to fulfil a market need is exceptional and professional. When our new generator requires a service, I will contact Vital Power again"

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"I wanted to say a big thank you for the way my generator was installed by one of your engineers. It was done extremely professional and quickly. The engineer projected a tremendous sense of enthusiasm and confidence – and his small-talk is also most interesting to hear. I was left in awe of his complete understanding of the installation requirements. He even management to iron out a difference on the auto start that the manufacturer did not tell him about. A very clean and good working in all respects, he is a tribute to your company"

Site Manager

"Everyone at Vital Power is very professional. I was really impressed with Managing Director, he worked very hard to make sure we were happy and got everything right. The engineers were superb and extremely professional when they came to inspect our cabling requirements. We couldn't be happier with the result and I couldn't fault the work at all. We're really pleased."

Site Manager (BituChem)

"Very happy with the engineer that was on site yesterday to get involved with the power switchover. All went successfully and brilliant result! Thank you."

Maintenance Manager

"Credit to Warren, he's been absolutely unbelievable. To get the generator working in the time that he has is amazing. Great work and thanks again."

Contracts Manager

"I have just received a phone call from the client in regards to the engineer’s visit yesterday. They were very impressed by him, so much so they are thinking of switching all other generators they have over to you. It’s so good to get positive feedback, thanks again for your help"

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"Your engineers are great, they are keen to help and work proactively to get things done. We were also seriously impressed with Phill Walters getting an emergency hire set to us in just 2-hours from the initial phone call!"

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