Solar Batteries are considered a type of Energy Storage System, meaning they store excess energy created by your solar panel system. You can find out more about how they work here.
So, what are the benefits of Solar Batteries?
Solar batteries are charged when your PV (photovoltaic) panels are producing more energy than a building is using up. This means that you will now have access to an energy source that does not rely on the powerplants in your area. Thus, if a power outage would to occur in your area, solar batteries will continue to provide your building energy to keep running. Thus, solar batteries are a great idea if you want to live off the grid! With just a one-time cost for the battery, you can free yourself from high energy costs.
PV panels in combination with solar batteries provide a building with more independence on powerplants in your area. Depending on what type of powerplant your state utilizes, you may actually be lowering your carbon footprint! Some powerplants rely on the burning of fossil fuels to produce electricity! This includes burning coal or natural gases. By lowering your reliance on it, you are lowering your carbon emissions and making the planet greener.
3. Time of use tariff
Some facilities may be affected by Time of Use Tariff (TOU). TOU indicates that a facility’s price of electricity is different depending on when it is being used, indicating that the price can change depending on the time of day. TOUs have peak pricing, or high prices, when electricity demand is high. If you have a solar battery, you can avoid this higher pricing by relying on your battery for energy during peak pricing.
Now, why wouldn’t you want a solar battery?
1. Depending on where you live, not much money may be saved
If your state or building is unaffected by TOUs, then installing a solar battery will not necessarily help you save money. Though you are still relying less on power plants, prices of electricity remain stagnant which leads to no money saved. It is best to reach out to us to seek help in calculating if the investment in a solar battery will yield a better return.
Sometimes, your household may not be the correct fit for the installation of a solar battery. Solar batteries must be installed in a ventilated and cool environment to prevent the unit from getting too hot. And unfortunately, not all houses may have an area that fits these requirements for installation. Again, reach out to us to check if you want to be consulted regarding these conditions.
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