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**New** Talk to us about a battery-only solution – great for customers who aren’t ready for solar. Maximise energy savings with a lower upfront cost. To find out more, click ‘Get Started’!

Should I add a battery to my solar installation?

An illustration of a person, where their face is drawn like a sun, with rays shining. They’re hugging a house. It is pencil drawn, and the person’s face and the house is filled in with Glowb’s branded gradient colours.
An illustration of a person, where their face is drawn like a sun, with rays shining. They’re hugging a house. It is pencil drawn, and the person’s face and the house is filled in with Glowb’s branded gradient colours.

A battery is a great way to make sure you’re getting the most out of your electricity production. Any extra power you produce that isn’t used by your home will stay in the battery and won’t be sent back out to the National Grid. The electricity will be used up when your home is most in need, like when you’re using a lot of power or when the sun sets.

A battery could allow you to benefit from low-cost electricity, if you have a tariff that allows you to buy cheaper electricity during off peak hours (e.g. overnight). You can then charge your battery with cheap electricity overnight and use it during peak hours.

The batteries we offer

If it makes sense, we’ll recommend a battery in your quote.

Glowb offers two types of battery – Homegrid and SolaX. Both are excellent batteries, but have different functionality and price-points.

The battery in this picture is 12kWh. 4 x 3kWh batteries priced at £4,680.00.

3kW SolaX battery starting from £1170

SolaX batteries will charge from the solar or from the grid, and are automatically programmed to optimise your independence from the grid. These batteries can also charge and discharge to the grid, so that you can benefit from cheap off-peak tariffs (and make money by selling your excess power during peak periods!). Our team has chosen SolaX as Glowb’s standard battery of choice as it is straightforward to install, reliable, and has a very user friendly app.

The battery in this picture is 14.4kWh. 3 x 4.8kwh batteries priced at £5,520.00.

9.6kW Homegrid battery starting from £3960

Homegrid batteries are AC coupled lithium-ion batteries. This type of battery is new to the UK, although very popular in the USA. As they are AC coupled, these batteries can either be installed with or without a solar PV system. These batteries also include “islanding” functionality, meaning you can use your solar and battery system in a power cut. Finally, they are modular – which means that it is really easy to upgrade your battery in the future.

How much does it cost to add a battery?

The cost will depend on the brand and the size of battery. Battery storage is measured in kWh.

SolaX batteries start with a 3kWh floor mounted system from £1170+
Homegrid is a floor mounted modular battery unit with 4.8kWh per stack (you can have up to 8 stacks). Prices start from £3960 for a 2 stack battery and go up to £13,750 for a whopping 8 x 4.8kWh stack.

We’ll help you choose the most appropriate size battery for your home, considering the size of your solar array and your energy usage (and your budget).

An overview of your solar journey with Glowb

Getting started

Keep an eye out for your solar design and quote

Accredited installation

Getting started

We’ll get to know more about you and your home via a video consultation and your free on-site survey.

Keep an eye out for your solar design and quote

A solar design, quote (with bird proofing as an optional extra) and an estimated savings calculation will be sent to you after your on-site survey.

Accredited installation

Our team will organise scaffolding and order products, it’s time to get excited for installation day!

We’ll get to know more about you and your home via a video consultation and your free on-site survey.

A solar design, quote (with bird proofing as an optional extra) and an estimated savings calculation will be sent to you after your on-site survey.

Our team will organise scaffolding and order products, it’s time to get excited for installation day!

Why choose Glowb as your solar installer?

Our mission is to make light work of solar and our purpose is to make the transition to clean, smart home energy easy and straightforward for all UK homeowners. By choosing Glowb as your solar installer, you’ll be promised a simple journey, and where it gets complicated, we’re here to make it simple.

We’re accredited

We're transparent

Warranty and guarantee

By choosing Glowb as your solar installation partner, your installation will be accredited and you’ll be protected by all the governing bodies we comply with.

There are no strings, no smokes and mirrors and no offers about to expire. What you see is what you get.

All of our installations have a 2 years workmanship guarantee and each product will have its own guarantee. If you need help after installation, our care team is for you.

We’re accredited

By choosing Glowb as your solar installation partner, your installation will be accredited and you’ll be protected by all the governing bodies we comply with.

We're transparent

There are no strings, no smokes and mirrors and no offers about to expire. What you see is what you get.

Warranty and guarantee

All of our installations have a 2 years workmanship guarantee and each product will have its own guarantee. If you need help after installation, our care team is for you.

What your neighbours** are saying about us

**ok fine, they may not live on your road, but they’re useful testimonials regardless!

5/5

“Glowb have been great and we are delighted with the finished product. The whole team (all the trades people) have been super helpful and friendly. They have also built a plan and design to suit our house which most solar companies won’t do. We are delighted with the end product”.

Jeremy, London

5/5

“An amazing solar installation company. We were absolutely delighted by our whole experience with Glowb. We had received a number of other quotations from other suppliers but Glowb stood out. We are now producing an enormous amount of energy and pretty much self-sufficient most of the time. The whole system seems to be working even better than we had hoped. We would highly recommend anybody considering a solar installation to contact Glowb”.

Clive, Staffordshire

5/5

“Glowb designed a solution for our home and usage that seemed more carefully thought out than other companies we got quotes from. The team were friendly and courteous and kept us in the loop, and we always felt that the guys on-site and those back at base were all determined to deliver the best outcome. It wasn’t the simplest installation, but everybody’s attitude, professionalism and expertise made it as stress-free for us as it could possibly have been”.

Joel, Bedfordshire

5/5

“Glowb have been great and we are delighted with the finished product. The whole team (all the trades people) have been super helpful and friendly. They have also built a plan and design to suit our house which most solar companies won’t do. We are delighted with the end product”.

5/5

“An amazing solar installation company. We were absolutely delighted by our whole experience with Glowb. We had received a number of other quotations from other suppliers but Glowb stood out. We are now producing an enormous amount of energy and pretty much self-sufficient most of the time. The whole system seems to be working even better than we had hoped. We would highly recommend anybody considering a solar installation to contact Glowb”.

5/5

“Glowb designed a solution for our home and usage that seemed more carefully thought out than other companies we got quotes from. The team were friendly and courteous and kept us in the loop, and we always felt that the guys on-site and those back at base were all determined to deliver the best outcome. It wasn’t the simplest installation, but everybody’s attitude, professionalism and expertise made it as stress-free for us as it could possibly have been”.

Jeremy, London

Clive, Staffordshire

Joel, Bedfordshire