Why Install Backup Batteries for your Solar Panels?
Solar panels are able to provide power to the house only when the grid is up and running. Because of net metering, excess power can be sent to the grid for credit. During a power outage, by code, solar panels must become inoperative so that they don’t accidentally send power to the grid and injure a lineman who is making repairs. Solar is allowed to continue providing power during outages only when that power can flow to home storage batteries.
Your home’s energy consumption varies a lot during the day, so some of your solar energy usually ends up going unused by you. Solar batteries store the electricity produced by your rooftop solar panels so that you can use it at other times. This adds valuable flexibility to your solar system, allowing you to use your stored solar energy during grid outages, when grid electricity is more expensive, or simply when the sun isn’t shining.
You can cut your electricity cost dramatically by adding Time of Use billing:
1. Store electricity in your batteries from your solar panels, or from the Grid at Off-Peak hours and rates.
2. Use your solar panels, plus your stored electricity during all On-Peak hours.
3. Add an unending supply of Off-Peak rate electricity to your solar production at a fraction of your present rates.
Use clean energy when you need it
Sonnen gives you a modular way to store your electricity. You can start as small as 2.5KW and grow, choosing to power essential home systems, or the whole house plus your pool.
The Enphase Encharge 3 System
The Enphase Encharge 3 is an all-in-one AC-coupled 3.36 kWh battery storage system with integrated Enphase Microinverters and BMU that is reliable, smart, and safe. As a fully integrated AC battery system, the Enphase Encharge 3 provides the lowest lifetime energy costs with backup capability for both new and retrofit solar customers. Monitor your Enphase Encharge system from anywhere with the mobile app. Limited Warranty: 70% capacity, up to 10 years or 4000 cycles.
Rooftop solar WITH a battery backup is the solution for you.
If you are looking at a brand new rooftop solar installation with battery backup, the PWRcell Energy Storage System from Generac can give you that battery backup that will keep your home powered 24/7 using the sun.
GENERAC generators are preferred by 7 out of every 10 homeowners who invest in home backup power.
For 100% assurance of power during extended times of cloudy weather during power outages, backup your solar and battery installation with a permanently installed Generac generator. It will turn on automatically on the infrequent occasions that your solar and battery system may not be providing sufficient electricity to satisfy all your household needs when the grid is down.