If the power went out in your home today, what would you do? No lights, no internet, no TV, no freezer, and no way to charge your phone. Even opening your garage door becomes a challenge. And that expensive security system you have? Well, let’s just say it won’t be catching those pesky porch pirates anytime soon.
Losing access to usable energy is a situation no one wants to think about, but one that happens quickly and without warning. These days, losing power in your home is more than just an annoying inconvenience – it’s something that can cause immediate loss of connection, productivity, money, and even safety for you and your family.
Luckily, there’s a way to put the power back in your hands and prevent this from ever happening. By adding battery backups to your new or existing solar power system you can protect your family from sudden power outages and ensure the lights always stay on in your home.
Take Your Power Back with Solar Storage Batteries
In a recent blog post, we shared how grid-tie systems connect to the main utility grid. Solar panels feed electricity to this grid, and the utility credits your energy account for the excess power you generate. Then, you can draw on that power whenever you need it. This commonly happens at night, when the panels aren’t actively producing energy from the sun.
But when the grid shuts down, your ability to access this energy also shuts down as a safety measure. The solution? A grid-tied solar system with lithium-ion batteries for energy storage. Solar batteries offer emergency backup power when the grid goes down. During an outage, the batteries take over as a backup power source and ensure that your most important energy needs are still met. This gives you incredible peace of mind in what would otherwise be a dark and uncertain situation.
Saving Money with Solar Battery Storage
In addition to providing an emergency power source (and keeping the kids from losing their mind), batteries also allow you to save additional money on your energy bill.
Energy storage batteries, like Tesla Powerwall, allow you to store clean solar energy and use it during peak periods. Panels generate energy during the day when the sun is out, but most utilities charge higher rates during peak usage periods (typically around 5-10pm, when people are home from work and school).
By ensuring you have usable energy stored in a solar battery backup, the power is truly back in your hands. Whether it’s saving money on any given night or saving your family from an emergency power outage, solar battery storage is a smart investment for all homeowners.