It’s no secret that solar panel systems have become one of the fastest-growing sources of energy in the United States. In fact, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association, the solar market is expected to more than double in size by 2023!
With solar on the rise, it has also led to another type of renewable technology – high energy density battery storage that can store your extra solar energy for later use.
Perhaps the grid goes down and you experience a power outage and you want to rely on your stored energy as backed. Perhaps you simply want to maximize savings by beating the complicated rate plans utility companies make up just for solar consumers.
INTRODUCING BATTERY STORAGE
By adding battery storage, such as Panasonic and LG, you control how much energy is saved and when it’s used—so that you can realize greater savings and independence from the utility company monopoly, so your lights stay on, your phones can charge, your refrigerator stays cold and you can breathe knowing that you your family is protected.
BATTERY STORAGE EXPLAINED
When you accompany a battery with your solar system, you are able to store the excess solar electricity at your home instead of sending it back to the grid. If your solar panels are producing more electricity than you need, excess energy goes towards charging the battery. Later, when your solar panels aren’t producing as much electricity, you can utilize the energy you stored earlier in your battery for when the sun is not shining or when the power is out. By doing this, you can beat the utility company’s high peak rates which are often three to five times higher than your solar energy costs or off-peak utility rates.
And, you could have critical power at home during an outage.
Bottom line: Adding battery storage allows you to use YOUR energy on YOUR terms.
BENEFITS OF BATTERY STORAGE
By using a battery to backup critical loads, you can ensure that your family has power in the event of the grid being down.
INCREASE SELF CONSUMPTION
No matter what the utility companies do to reduce solar incentives, eliminate net metering or increase rates, solar with storage helps you become more independent, and helps reduce your utility costs.
Increase your savings by charging your batteries with your solar system, then discharging your batteries during peak usage times when energy is more expensive.
Are you ready to take back your power?
Many utility companies, including SRP and PG&E, are now offering a limited time incentive or rebate to help pay for your battery. Take advantage and learn how we can help design, finance and install your advanced system when you contact us at: 480-536-8700