Home Solar Batteries
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Solar Battery Backups
Whether you’re a homeowner interested in living off the grid or a business looking to reduce utility costs, solar energy is a practical and eco-friendly solution that many Californians can benefit from.
However, relying only on solar panels can leave you without power during power outages, rolling blackouts, or overcast days.
By installing a solar battery system, you can store the solar electricity generated during the day and consume it later at night. Not only can this lower your utility bills, it’s also a great way to lower your reliance on the electric grid and shrink your carbon footprint. Plus, when the power goes out, you have a backup energy source to keep things running smoothly.
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Benefits of Installing a Solar Battery
Even if the sun is shining, solar customers who are connected to the grid will still experience power loss during an outage unless they also have a battery. Solar batteries can automatically detect the loss of power and switch to stored energy, ensuring that your home remains powered.
With a solar battery you produce power, store it, and then use it later when needed. No need to worry about net metering policies or peak usage rates. As long as your system is designed to meet your homes needs, you won’t be buying power from anyone.
Solar batteries can be paired with smart panels that optimize your energy usage. These panels monitor energy production and consumption and automatically change your power usage according to your needs.
Having a solar battery system improves your ability to monitor your energy consumption. With this you can identify energy habits and make behavioral changes to optimize your home’s energy needs.
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How Solar Batteries Save You Money
Avoid Peak Hours
California’s utility companies use time-of-use rates, which means they charge more for energy used during peak ours. By storing your energy with a solar battery and using it in the evenings when people consume the most, you can significantly lower your electricity bills.
Net Metering? Non Issue
Net metering allows you to earn credits for excess solar power sent to the grid. But California’s new policy, NEM 3.0, lowers the compensation for this excess power. Pairing your solar panels with battery storage is a smart decision for customers looking for a better return on their investment.
Need Fewer Panels
Your roof’s condition, size, layout, and positioning in relation to the sun can all impact how many solar panels you can fit on your rooftop. Adding a solar battery to your solar energy system means you can enjoy the same amount of power using fewer panels.
Tax Incentives Available
Both businesses and homeowners may qualify for tax incentive programs like the Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) or California’s Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) to help reduce the upfront cost of installing a solar battery.
How Do Solar Batteries Work?
Solar battery backups work by storing excess energy generated by solar panels during the day, which can then be used to power your home in the evening, on cloudy days, or during a blackout.
With traditional net metering solar, you use the utility company as your energy source for evenings and inclement weather. This is an excellent arrangement–but it can fall short when utility companies charge you extra for prime time usage, or reduce the credit you receive when excess energy your system produces is pushed back to the grid.
With a solar battery you’re in control. You produce excess power during the day, and you use that same power when you need it later.
Frequently Asked Solar Questions
Have questions about solar batteries? Here’s some common questions you might have. Have more? Contact the solar experts at Citadel today!
Solar batteries are a valuable investment for Californians as they can reduce utility bills by adjusting power usage to cheaper times under the state’s time-of-use system. Solar batteries can also serve as a reliable backup energy source when major utility companies implement forced outages to reduce the risk of fires.
California homeowners and business owners who install solar energy storage systems may qualify for the federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) or the California Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) rebate.
Yes, you can run your house on a solar battery, but the size of your solar power system and the capacity of your battery will determine how long it can provide power.
Solar batteries can work during a blackout if they’ve been designed for backup power. Most grid-tied solar systems automatically shut off during a blackout to protect utility workers, which means the battery may not work unless it has an automatic transfer switch to disconnect from the grid. It’s important to check the specifications of your solar battery to see if it can provide backup power.
When solar batteries are full, excess power can be sent back to the grid if your system is connected to it. In some cases, homeowners may be able to credit their excess power back to the utility company for future use.
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