EVs with a Battery Energy Storage System is Reducing the Demand for Oil
Electric Vehicle (EV) viability has increased rapidly in recent years. With improvements in battery energy storage systems, EVs are more efficient with a longer range. It’s possible to use an EV today in all the same conditions as a gasoline vehicle, with all the same functionality and even some improvements. EVs have become so popular globally that they are now offsetting the demand for oil with a battery energy storage system, much like how solar power on Long Island is reducing the need for oil in power generation.
Displacing Millions of Barrels Every Day
According to new estimates from Bloomberg, electric vehicles are offsetting the demand for oil by 1.5 million barrels every day. This figure has doubled in just six years.
Buses are responsible for 16% of the barrels displaced, while passenger vehicles are responsible for around 13%. The remainder is made up of two and three-wheeled vehicles like electric motorcycles and scooters.
Electric vehicles using battery energy storage systems are clearly the future of automotive technology. With costs now comparable to traditional cars, trucks, and industrial vehicles, the rate of adoption is likely to increase.
We’re Seeing Similar Things on the Electrical Grid
While New York makes extensive use of hydroelectricity, oil is still a major fuel used to get electricity to your home on Long Island. PSEG, Con Edison, and Astoria are just three of the major electric generation companies using fuel oil in New York State. While natural gas is often used as secondary fuel, oil is the primary fuel for internal combustion plants.
With rooftop solar power on Long Island, you can reduce your reliance on the grid, and offset the demand for oil.
How Efficient is Solar Power on Long Island?
Solar power is incredibly efficient. Even more so when it’s generated on your rooftop. Electricity distribution is inherently inefficient and it’s part of the reason why it costs so much to consume electricity in New York. When you have home solar power on Long Island, the electricity is converted once, and it is distributed over a short distance. It’s about as efficient of a distribution system as you can get.
Not only is there minimal loss between generation and conversion, but solar power on Long Island is also clean. You’ll reduce demand on the grid, just like EVs reduce the demand for gasoline and oil.
You can Even Add Solar Battery Energy Storage Systems
When solar panels shut down in the evening, you’ll take electricity from the grid. But with battery energy storage systems, you can reduce the amount. A battery system at home will allow you to store excess energy during the day and deploy it at night. You’ll pay even less to the utility company and outages on the grid won’t affect your home as long as you have energy stored.
Solar batteries dramatically improve the efficiency of a Long Island solar installation.
Get a Quote for a Long Island Solar Installation and Battery Energy Storage System
A Long Island solar installation is the most effective way to save money and gain energy independence. It will also reduce your carbon footprint for a more environmentally friendly home.
You can get a free ballpark quote for a Long Island solar installation today. If you like the initial numbers, we’ll schedule a site inspection and consultation, and provide you with a full cost/benefit analysis.
Long Island solar installation is affordable with the help of generous tax incentives and no-money-down financing. And your solar battery will be included in the bill as part of the system.
Long Island Power Solutions is an Experienced Solar Installer
The team at Long Island Power Solutions is ready to get started on your project. We provide detailed consultations, so you’ll have all the data you need to make an informed decision. With more than 5,000 successful installations already, we’re the best team to call for rooftop solar with an efficient battery energy storage system.