Unlocking the Bright Side of Solar Batteries: 7 Compelling Advantages You Need to Know The combination of solar panels and solar batteries has emerged as a crucial technological development in the race toward a more ecological and energy-efficient future. In addition to revolutionizing how we use energy, this pairing of solar energy generation and battery storage offers several substantial advantages for customers and the environment. At BT Commercial, we can assist you in determining the best system for your needs. The integration of batteries into a solar panel system has the advantage of programming the timing of the battery charge and energy usage through a software application available to users. We provide an easy-to-install and modular design battery: The "Huawei Luna" Battery. It is straightforward to install and offers flexible configuration options, intelligent power management features, reliable performance, and comprehensive support to enhance your solar energy projects. "The Huawei Luna Battery" is divided into compartments of 5 KW modules, allowing for easy expansion of storage according to client needs. The space required for battery installation is minimal due to modular installation (stacked on top of each other). Another advantage of the Luna battery is its compatibility with the Huawei Backup Box, which can control the inverter's grid-tied or off-grid state. In the event of a grid failure, the inverter automatically switches to the off-grid state, supplying power to off-grid loads in backup mode. When the grid recovers, the inverter seamlessly returns to the grid-tied state without the need for additional settings. This ensures that in the event of a power failure, the system will identify the interruption and switch to battery backup mode automatically. Here, you can find more compelling advantages of solar batteries in conjunction with solar panels: Energy Storage: Batteries, when combined with solar panels, store excess energy from the sun rather than exporting it to the electricity grid. These batteries are used during periods without sunlight, such as at night. This reduces dependency on the power grid and allows users of solar-powered systems to maximize their investment even after sunset. Increased Self-Consumption: Batteries enable increased self-consumption of the solar energy produced. Excess electricity can be utilized within your home or place of business rather than being exported to the grid. This can result in substantial savings on your electricity bills, as rates for electricity consumption and exportation often differ. Reliable Backup Power: In the event of a power outage, solar panels and batteries work together to offer dependable backup power. Battery solutions can keep your lights on and your devices operating during a blackout, providing you with comfort and peace of mind. The extent of this backup power depends on the size and capacity of the installed batteries. Peak Demand Management: Battery-stored solar energy can be used when the electricity grid's demand is at its highest. By reducing the need to generate power from polluting sources during peak demand, relieves pressure on the electrical infrastructure and can aid in grid stability. Cost Savings: Installing solar panels and batteries requires a one-time investment, and the savings realized over time can be substantial. You can lower your electricity costs through solar generation and storage, ultimately increasing the return on your investment. Reduced Carbon Footprint: Utilizing solar power instead of fossil fuel-based electricity lowers greenhouse gas emissions and reduces your carbon footprint. This supports a cleaner environment and contributes to the fight against climate change. Increased Property Value: The installation of a solar energy storage system can increase the value of your home. Potential buyers may view it as an investment in sustainability and energy efficiency, which can enhance the market value of your property. In some cases, banks are offering green loans to support these initiatives at 0% interest.
Capturing the Power of the Sun: Exploring the Key Components of a Solar Panel System Solar panel systems have become increasingly popular as renewable energy solutions for both residential and commercial purposes. By harnessing the power of sunlight, these systems offer a clean and sustainable alternative to traditional electricity sources. In this article, we will explore the main components that make up a solar panel system and their roles in generating clean, renewable energy. The following are the primary components of a solar panel system: Solar Panels Solar panels serve as the foundation of every PV system. They are composed of linked solar cells, typically made of silicon, which act as semiconductors. When sunlight strikes these cells, electrons are excited, generating a direct current (DC) electrical charge. The solar cells are positioned between a transparent front cover, usually made of glass, and a protective back sheet. The panels are enclosed to shield them from environmental elements such as moisture, temperature fluctuations, and physical damage. BT Commercial offers a wide range of high-quality solar panels to meet your renewable energy needs. To explore our range of solar panels and find out more about our services, please visit our website at https://btmalta.com/product-category/products/alternative-energy/. Inverters While homes and businesses utilize alternating current (AC) electricity, solar panels produce DC electricity. Inverters play a crucial role in converting the DC electricity generated by solar panels into AC electricity that can be directly used within the building or connected to the power lines for grid integration. This allows electricity to be exported or used for homeowner consumption, maximizing the benefits of the PV system. In addition, inverters optimize power output, monitor system performance, and ensure electrical safety. BT Commercial proudly offers new generation string Huawei inverters for your solar panel system. Huawei inverters are known for their advanced technology, high efficiency, and reliable performance. With Huawei inverters, you can maximize the power output of your solar panels and ensure optimal energy conversion. Structure Solar panel systems require a sturdy and reliable structure to securely support the panels. Racks, rails, and brackets are commonly used components in the system's structure. These parts are designed to withstand various weather conditions, including wind, snow, and seismic activity. Proper engineering and installation of the structure are essential to position the panels at the optimal angle and orientation for maximum sunlight exposure throughout the year. Tilt is also an important consideration for ensuring year-round electricity generation. Optimizers Optimizers are utilized in certain PV systems to enhance overall system performance. These electronic devices are installed at the module level and are typically attached to the back of each solar panel. Optimizers regulate the voltage and current to maximize energy production from each panel, thereby optimizing the system's overall output. Additionally, optimizers enable panel-level monitoring, providing valuable information on the performance of each module and identifying potential problems or inefficiencies. They are particularly useful in shaded areas where sunlight exposure may be limited. By understanding the key components of a solar panel system, individuals interested in utilizing solar energy can make informed decisions regarding system design, installation, and maintenance. Solar panel systems offer a sustainable and eco-friendly way to generate electricity, reducing reliance on conventional power sources and contributing to a greener future. BT Commercial also offers optimizers to complement your project whenever there is a need. Our team is equipped to assess your specific requirements and provide tailored solutions to enhance the performance of your solar panel system. Contact BT Commercial to get support and book a FREE consultation! Want to know more? Visit our Alternative Energy section!
What are the benefits of solar energy? Homeowners who install solar energy systems can receive numerous benefits: lower electric bills, reduced carbon footprints, and potentially higher home values. However, these benefits typically come with significant installation and maintenance costs. The magnitude of the gains can vary widely from one house to another. Here are ten main reasons why solar energy systems are a great long-term investment: Renewable Energy: Solar energy systems produce clean and renewable energy from the sun. By investing in solar energy systems, you contribute to reducing reliance on fossil fuels, combating climate change, and promoting a more sustainable future. Cost Savings: While the upfront cost of installing solar panels can be significant, they can lead to substantial long-term savings. Solar energy can significantly reduce or even eliminate your electricity bills, depending on the size of your system and the amount of sunlight available. Over time, the savings can offset the initial investment and result in a return on investment. Return on Investment: Solar panels have a relatively long lifespan, typically ranging from 25 to 30 years or more. Additionally, most of their components can be recycled at the end of their life, reducing waste and promoting resource efficiency. In many cases, the savings on electricity bills can pay off the initial investment within a few years, resulting in a positive ROI for the remaining lifespan of the panels. Government Incentives: Many governments around the world offer incentives, tax credits, or grants to encourage the adoption of solar energy. These incentives can significantly reduce the cost of installing solar panels, making them more affordable and attractive as an investment. The Government offers grants of up to €3000 for solar panels, encouraging homeowners to adopt renewable energy. Additionally, the BOV Energy Loan provides affordable financing options for solar panel installations (Visit BOV’s website for more information). Go green, & save money today. Energy Independence: By generating your own electricity, you become less reliant on the grid and the fluctuating costs of utility-provided power. This energy independence provides stability and peace of mind, particularly during power outages or in remote areas where grid connectivity is limited. Clean Energy Production: Solar energy systems do not produce harmful pollution or particulate matter during their operation. This aspect is especially significant when compared to conventional power plants, which emit pollutants like sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and fine particulate matter that have adverse effects on human health and the environment. Increasing Property Value: Solar energy systems can increase the value of your property. Studies have shown that homes equipped with solar panels tend to sell at a premium compared to similar homes without solar installations, making it a valuable investment if you plan to sell your property in the future. Low Maintenance: Solar panels have a simple design with no moving parts. They primarily consist of silicon cells, a glass cover, and an aluminium frame. They are designed to withstand various weather conditions, including rain, hail, and extreme temperatures. Durability: They are made with durable materials that can endure outdoor exposure for several decades. Solar panels are typically installed at an angle, allowing rainwater to naturally wash away dirt and debris that may accumulate on the surface. Additionally, the smooth glass cover of solar panels often requires minimal cleaning. Occasional Inspection: Regular visual inspection of solar panels is usually sufficient to ensure their proper functioning. Checking for any physical damage, such as cracks or loose connections, and confirming that the panels are free of obstructions can help maintain their performance. Contact BT Commercial to get support and book a FREE consultation! Want to know more? Visit our Alternative Energy section!
Malta’s leader in the air-conditioning sector extends its commitment to support the Hockey Champions of the National League organised by the Hockey Association Malta for the Season 2021-2022. MALTA, Mriehel – BT Commercial signed a partnership agreement with Sliema Hotsticks Hockey Club, as an Official Sponsor of the Team. To commemorate this partnership, BT Commercial Managing Directors Oliver and Graziella Brownrigg along with Sliema Hotsticks Hockey Club President Pierre George and Hockey Association Malta President Gordon Mifsud attended the signing ceremony held at the BT Commercial offices at The Watercourse in Mriehel. Part of the management and players were also present at the event. With the signing of this agreement, as part of the partnership, from now on all Club teams, both seniors and juniors will be known and referred to as GREE Sliema Hotsticks Hockey Club. BT Commercial’s Managing director Oliver Brownrigg said: “Our support towards Sliema Hotsticks Club stems from our country’s collective passion for hockey and sports. We want to stay true to our mission of bringing people together through the power of sport. We are so proud of the team. As BT Commercial Ltd, we are glad to be part of your success. We want to continue supporting you with every step of your journey.” Once thanking BT Commercial for their support, Pierre George, President of the Sliema Hotsticks Club also spoke about the importance of having the help of sponsors, “it goes without saying that sponsors, just like water, are immensely important. Every bit of contribution helps and without their help we would struggle”. Gree Siema Hotsticks Hockey Club Read More...
We are proud to announce that BT Commercial was awarded in two categories for The Malta Waste Management, Recycling & Green Sustainable Award 2022. We sincerely appreciate and are honoured with these valuable awards! BT Commercial has taken an important step forward by successfully competing in the Green Sustainability Awards. On the 6th of May, Dynamic Events organised a Conference on Sustainable For Green Future for Collective Organisation, Hospitality and Business. Dr Miriam Dalli, Minister for the Environment, Energy and Enterprise and many other speakers were part of the conference. At the end of the conference, an award ceremony was held by the Malta Waste Management, Recycling & Green Sustainability Awards where Maltese companies, having the environment as their core value in their business, were awarded in different categories. The winners were selected by a jury of experts; Gabriella Borda ESG Advisor/Carbon Analyst, Claire Ciancio Founder and CEO of Greenroads Limited, Doris Sammut Bonnici MEA representative at EESC, Prof. Paul Pace Centre for Environmental Education & Research, University of Malta, Tonio Montebello Consultant at TMConsult - Waste Management & Business Advisor. BT Commercial was awarded two awards for “Best Initiatives in E-Waste Recycling” and “Eco Excellence Award” categories thanks to their e-waste management system, sustainable building and sustainable product strategy. View more photos (Photo credits - Dynamic events) Our Sustainable Promises E-waste management: With the help of WEEE Malta we recycle old air conditioning units, water heaters, appliances and other products. Packaging Recycling: All our product packaging is either recycled or reused. Sustainable Building: Ventilated Roof; 2nd class water plan; Skylights and shafts for natural light; air conditioning & ventilation systems incorporate a system of energy recovery; external apertures and glass offer thermal breaks; Solar glass - highly reflective to aid in the conservation of energy; parking equipped with electric car charging points; Green Roof Project under design and proposed Sustainable Products: Our goal is to reach a 10-year expectancy for our products by 2024. We strongly believe in sustainability, and strongly believe that units sold by us should maximize the product lifecycle as much as possible. We have a plan for product sustainability which means that will work and make sure we are practically possible, and that our products have a lifespan of ten years. That gives added value to our customers and also reduces unnecessary waste streams being used. For this, we have built a business intelligence system for parts re-ordering and trained our staff to use it in an efficient way. About BT Commercial BT Commercial Limited is a dynamic and diversified company and prides itself in providing products of renowned brands in the field of heating, ventilation and environmentally friendly energy solutions. BT Commercial Limited is committed to quality, integrity and professionalism as it firmly believes that this is beneficial to customers, suppliers, partners and the success of the company. The group workforce includes more than 70 direct employees and more than 200 subcontractors. Our key strategic imperative is the continuous improvement of our customer experience. We are now also supporting an international clientele. Learn more about us
BT Commercial is excited to announce that all residential wall-mounted and floor-standing air conditioners now benefit from a 7-YEAR WARRANTY. As a leader in the air conditioning industry in Malta, BT Commercial redefines the customer-centric approach. BT Commercial is offering a 7 - YEAR worry-free WARRANTY when purchasing any residential air conditioning system. This industry-leading 7-year warranty brings in greater levels of quality assurance and value across the board for BT Commercial customers. BT Commercial strongly believes in the quality of its products and stands behind all of them with a promise that the products will always perform to the customers’ satisfaction. Our warranties offer long-term protection of products thus the customer will have peace of mind when it comes to the coverage of parts and service. The scope of the new 7-YEARS warranty includes No personal contribution by the customer to any repair costs. Long Term obligation by the company to cover product failure within the warranty period Parts sustainability and availability within the warranty period and post-warranty period. Best Support during Warranty period and after expiry.
BT Commercial is proud to be supporting the Sliema Hotsticks Club once again. The club has put its stamp on history, winning the National Hockey League championship for the fifth time. We are delighted to announce that BT Commercial Ltd and Sliema Hotsticks Club have extended their partnership for two more years. All Club teams, both seniors and juniors, will be known and referred to as GREE Sliema Hotsticks Hockey Club. BT Commercial through our CSR strategy will definitely continue to support sports initiatives which will be considered part of our universal culture. “I am proud of the team" says BT Commercial Managing Director Oliver Brownrigg, “As BT Commercial Ltd, we are glad to be part of your success." Read more: GREE Sliema Hotsticks: www.sliemahotsticks.com TVM Sport: Hockey: GREE Sliema Hotsticks inkurunati bħala champions
Our key strategic imperative is the continuous improvement of our customer experience. BT Commercial has once again become an ISO-certified company by regularly offering products and services and improving customer satisfaction via the efficient use of systems that fulfil client demands. The ISO 9001:2015 certification has been awarded to us for the importation, sales, installation and maintenance of HVAC and alternative energy products. BT Commercial's ISO accreditation is not a one-time process. The standard includes a yearly audit, which helps us maintain our commitment to quality, integrity, and professionalism since we firmly believe that this is beneficial to customers, suppliers, partners, and the company's success. Obtaining an ISO 9001 accreditation is a tough and demanding process. As a consequence, BT Commercial is even more proud to be recognized for adhering to the highest industry standards, a seal of approval that informs our clients that they can expect nothing less than constant excellence from our products and from our company. ISO (International Organization for Standardization ) is an independent, non-governmental group that sets international standards for quality. The ISO 9001 standard certifies businesses' quality management systems. This is accomplished through the use of third-party businesses that audit companies to ensure that they are adhering to ISO standards. ISO certification is a globally recognized symbol of quality for organizations that pass their rigorous inspection. Certification obtained thanks to MCCAA.
GREE Electric was placed 341st on Forbes magazine's "World's Best Employers 2021" list, exhibiting great talent attraction and high talent satisfaction. GREE is on the list for the eighth time. But who is GREE? Seeing its beginning as a small factory producing window air conditioners, with a series of marketable products, GREE secured market possibilities and began to construct the brand image, laying a solid foundation for future growth. GREE has grown into a diverse and technologically advanced worldwide industrial group, spanning the two key sectors of domestic consumer goods and industrial equipment, with products shipped to more than 160 countries and regions. The corporation employs over 90,000 people, including 15,000 research and development experts and over 30,000 technical staff. It has 14 production locations in China, Pakistan and Brazil, including Zhuhai, Chongqing, Hefei, Zhengzhou, Wuhan, Shijiazhuang, Wuhu, Changsha, Hangzhou, Luoyang, Nanjing, Chengdu. With the theme "Embrace a Zero-Carbon Life," GREE 's Canton fair this year presented high-quality products such as residential air conditioners, commercial air conditioners, and industrial goods in a scene-oriented and intelligent manner, showcasing GREE 's industry-leading core technologies for visitors from home and abroad.
BT Commercial is encouraging all team leaders to organise team-building events for their team. This time it was the turn of our stores team. The team visited Sicily. Their journey started from port Pozallo, direction to Catania volcano etna, Taormina to Palermo and back to port.