Do I need a Solar Battery in 2019?

MARLENA | February 17, 2019

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If you have decided to use solar to generate electricity in your home, you've likely heard about solar batteries. Battery systems for solar energy are still a highly debated topic. Whether solar batteries are worth the cost is a question that we at Econnect Solar get asked more and more. There are opposing views out there on whether solar batteries are worth it or not. This is why we decided to give you our expert advice as accredited battery installers. This will help you to make a more informed decision.

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AIRLIGHT ENERGY is a private Swiss company that supplies proprietary solar technologies for large-scale production of electricity and thermal energy, and for energy storage. AIRLIGHT ENERGY has developed innovative and complete solutions for the markets of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP), Concentrated Photo Voltaic (CPV) and energy storage (Advanced Adiabatic Compressed Air Energy Storage – AA-CAES). In a break from traditional implementations of solar concentration systems, AIRLIGHT ENERGY has started from a diametrically opposite point of view, which makes use of the strong background in civil engineering.

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