Switch to Solar with Battery Backup
Solar energy is the future, and retaining that energy is guaranteed to maximize savings and energy independence for your family.
Battery and Solar Together
Due to changing legislation and regulations around solar energy, it is becoming less and less efficient to send extra power back to the grid. Switching to solar energy is best done with a battery backup system. Leveraging this battery backup, homeowners can maximize the amount of energy that is created and stored, providing a resource to both power your home and charge your vehicle.
Battery Backup System
A battery backup system is simple. Instead of ‘selling’ your extra, unused power back to the energy grid, a solar energy battery backs up the extra power into an available bank. This power bank can then be leveraged for use in many different ways. These could include:
for Your Home
your Electric Vehicles
your Pool and Spa
Not sure what options make the most sense for your specific needs? Discover why an increasing number of homeowners are making the switch to solar power.
Monthly Energy Savings
Most often, customers are looking for ways to reduce their monthly energy bills. In today’s environment of constant rate hikes, enjoy the long term savings of switching to solar.
Break free with solar. Produce your own electricity, reduce your reliance on the grid, and enjoy financial savings on your energy bills. Solar puts the power in your hands.
Power Outage Avoidance
Solar power isn’t just about saving money. It’s also about staying powered when the rest of the neighborhood goes dark. Paired with a home battery, your solar panels can keep essential appliances running during power outages.
Embrace solar energy and make a tangible difference to our environment. By switching to solar, you contribute to reducing carbon emissions and supporting a cleaner, greener future.
Boost your property’s value by going solar. Potential homebuyers appreciate energy-efficient homes, making solar an investment that can benefit you when it’s time to sell.
Hear from recent customers of The Energy Company on their experience switching to solar.
Frequently Asked Questions
Looking for more information or have a specific question? Check out some common questions and misconceptions with solar energy, solar panels and batteries.
What is a Solar + Battery Storage system? </h3 >
A Solar + Battery Storage system combines a solar panel system with a battery storage unit. This setup allows you to store excess solar power generated during the day for use during the night or when the sun isn’t shining.
Why should I consider a battery storage system for my solar panels? </h3 >
A battery storage system can allow you to use your solar-generated power even when the sun is not shining, enhancing your energy independence. It can also provide backup power during grid outages, increasing your home’s resilience.
How does a battery storage system work with solar panels? </h3 >
When your solar panels produce more electricity than you need, the excess is stored in the battery. When your panels aren’t producing enough electricity, you can draw from the battery instead of drawing power from the grid.
What types of batteries are used for solar storage? </h3 >
The most common type of battery used in our solar storage systems is Lithium Iron-Phosphate. This is due to its superior chemistry which allows it to operate at lower temperatures, enhancing safety and efficiency.
How long can a battery store energy? </h3 >
The duration of energy storage depends on the size and capacity of the battery, as well as your home’s energy use. Our batteries are designed to maximize their energy storage capacity and deliver power efficiently, making them last as long as possible.
Can a battery power my entire house? </h3 >
The capacity of the battery and your home’s energy usage determine whether a battery can power your entire house. Essential backup power systems can support critical loads like lighting and selected appliances, while whole-home backup systems have the capacity to power everything in your house. The choice between these two options depends on your specific needs and the capacity of your solar + battery storage system.
What happens to the battery when it’s fully charged and solar panels are still producing electricity? </h3 >
Once the battery is fully charged, any excess solar electricity is usually sent back to the electrical grid, if you have a grid-tied system.
What is the lifespan of a solar battery? </h3 >
The lifespan of a solar battery depends on the type of battery and how often it’s used. However, many solar batteries are designed to last for 10 years or more.
Are there incentives for adding battery storage to my solar system? </h3 >
Depending on your location, there may be local, state, or federal incentives for adding a battery storage system to your solar panels.
Can I add a battery to my existing solar system? </h3 >
Yes, it is generally possible to add a battery storage system to an existing solar panel system. However, the process involves additional equipment and installation, which should be handled by a professional.
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