Property developers are always looking for ways to make their homes more appealing to buyers, so they sell out before the foundations have been laid. 

One of the ways to do this is by installing a battery energy storage system (BESS) on the site, which stores energy from renewable sources so it can be used when required later on. 

BESS works by accumulating energy and releasing at times of peak demand, which helps to maintain a consistent power supply for users. It works this out through high-tech software, which knows whether it is best to store the power or release it to the grid. 

The benefit of this commercial electrical installation is that it allows solar and wind energy to be used instead of fossil fuels, helping future homeowners save money on their electricity bills. 

At the same time, being able to power the properties by green energy will help to slow down climate change and protect the environment for longer. 

This will help the country achieve its net zero carbon emission target of 2050 more quickly, as well as show that the developers are doing their bit to reduce carbon output. 

By storing the power, this means even when it is not sunny or there is no wind, the properties can still have electricity, as it has been collected in the BESS. 

Director of National Grid Ventures in the US Prescott Hartshorne stated: “Storage enables further renewable generation, both from an operational and reliability perspective. It’s also a key piece of our utility customers’ ongoing evolution and transition to renewables.”

According to the National Grid, BESS could save the UK £40 billion by 2050, as well as having a significant positive impact on climate change.