For years solar power has been exploding in popularity in Southern California. But when it comes to a battery backup system homeowners don’t necessarily know how they work. When considering switching from traditional electric power to solar power, many homeowners find solar batteries one of the most misunderstood elements of a solar power system. It’s understandable as most homeowners don’t have a degree or specialty in science and engineering. Not to worry, the energy experts at Sunpro Solar are demystifying solar batteries so you understand exactly what you’re getting and what you can expect:
Batteries Allow for the Generation of Solar Power to Turn into Electricity
When Southern California homeowners install solar panels on their homes, they do so to dramatically reduce their electricity bills. Over time, solar panels can definitively pay for themselves. With proper maintenance and care your panels can last approximately 25 to 30 years. However, the potential to receive electric bill credits from using your solar battery backup is also appealing.
When going solar your system will be properly “sized”. Typically just the right number of panels are installed to generate enough power for your house. Your system will also include an inverter, and a performance monitoring system. This allows you to track exactly how much energy you’re generating. Smart battery technology will also show you the stored energy in the batteries for evening use.
In order to create electricity or energy to power your home, solar panels collect energy from the sun. This energy passes through an inverter. The inverter converts it into a form of electricity used to power your home. A solar battery backup system stores the electricity, so when the sun goes down at night you are still to access that energy to power your homes. Just because the sun has gone down, it doesn’t mean that homeowners are living like our prehistoric ancestors by firelight.
Making Your Batteries Work for You
Typically, your panels and solar battery system is tied to the electric grid. In California, this could be Edison, for example. When your home solar power system is collecting more energy than you can consume as a homeowner, you’re energy neutral and reducing your carbon footprint. You’re also eligible to make some money. Excess energy from your solar batteries sent back to the grid can make you money in the form of energy credits towards future energy bills or a check cut to you. It’s not a stretch of the imagination that this is a major caveat for homeowners considering the installation of a full solar system, from solar panels to solar batteries, and more.
If you are a homeowner in Southern California who has solar and is ready to explore the options available in a solar battery backup system then give the energy experts at SunPro Solar a call at 951-678-7733 today.