Solar Battery Installation for Energy Storage
Solar batteries allow grid-tied solar energy users to reduce their dependence on utility companies. In the case of a power outage, having a backup of stored renewable energy can go a long way. The cost-saving solar power systems we design for home and business owners don’t often incorporate solar batteries, but they are great additions. As innovative components like the Pika Islandling Inverter and Harbor Smart Battery are developed, our professionals will continue to help customers integrate them into solar power installations.
For the majority of solar systems, excess energy generated by the sun is sent back to the grid. Most utility companies use net metering, which means that they’ll give a credit for that extra power in monthly bills. With solar storage systems in your home or business, excess power from your solar panels is delivered to a solar battery. The battery only sends energy to the grid when it’s full. In the case of power outages, your home will draw power from the battery. You will only continue to use energy from the grid when the battery is empty.
Batteries like the Coral Smart Battery typically differ in their power capacity. Capacity makes the difference of a solar battery powering essential appliances for a few hours - or up to a full day. Companies like Pika and Generac will also differentiate warranties around how much of battery’s capacity is maintained over time.