Aug 19 What Is a Solar Battery?
One of the most common questions we receive from our customers is whether or not their panels will power their home during a power outage. Our answer depends on whether or not your panels are connected to the grid. Most of our customers’ panels are indeed connected to the grid, which results in a no. Because of this, we want to make sure our customers are educated on the different options if this is a problem for you and your home. If you want to make sure your panels are still working when the power goes out you may want to invest in a solar battery.
How Does a Solar Battery Work?
A solar battery has many benefits. However, most homeowners do not feel the need to get one because it is not necessary for your system. The way that a solar battery works is by storing energy produced by your panels in order to use this energy later to power your home. This makes it so that in times when the grid is not up-and-running, your battery will kick in to help power your home. This energy that the battery stores is only excess energy that is being collected and not used to power your home on a daily basis.
Benefits of a Back-Up Battery
Another benefit to this is that you could use this power when the sun is not shining. This back-up battery ensure that you always have excess energy to draw from, all while still saving you money on your monthly electric bill. Even for homeowners without a solar panel system, back-up batteries are sometimes necessary in order to prevent flooding. Because of this, we want to make sure that if you have already invested in a battery, you can still use this same technology when you have you solar panels installed.
Switch to Solar Now
Switching to solar brings so many benefits for homeowners. Some od the savings that come with your switch to solar include up to $20,000 over your 20 year lease and also up to 40% on your monthly electricity bill. These numbers are far from small. We want all of our customers to be able to obtain all of these savings, while finding the best options for their home. We hope with all of this information we can guide you through you solar experience with trusted professionals.