What if the Power Goes Out?
With a battery backup, you’ll be covered. We all want security and peace of mind – even when the power goes out. We are pleased to now offer multiple battery and installation options. If you live in a place with frequent power outages, solar batteries can give you power when the grid goes down.
Use Solar Energy Throughout Day and Night
The LG Chem and the Sonnen Battery can be used to maximize consumption of solar energy at home, rather than sending it back to the grid.
Most solar panel systems are connected to the grid and still rely on grid energy when they are producing below capacity. Solar energy production is often the highest in the afternoon, and at this time energy demand is typically low. With a battery, you can store extra electricity during the afternoon, so the energy does not go to waste. Then, the electricity can be used at night when there is a higher electricity demand.
Thus, batteries allow you to use more solar energy overall, and make your home less dependent on the grid. This makes them more environmentally friendly, since they use less energy from fossil fuels. Also, if you do not have a net metering policy, batteries will also save you money on your electric bill.
Incentives and Tax Credits
As long as you are using your battery to store solar energy, the federal tax credit applies to battery installations. This means that you can deduct 26% of the cost of your battery system from your taxes. For more information on commercial tax credits, visit this page from Energy Sage.
Where do I put my battery?
Batteries are often stored in a garage or utility room and can be kept out of sight. They are usually 4-5 feet high, 2 feet wide, and 6 inches deep. Also, if you end up expanding your solar panel system you can always buy more battery storage.
Contact us today to get a FREE quote on battery back up options and find about the utility incentives for battery storage!