How Battery Backup Systems Save You Money
When you hear solar batteries, it’s easy to think of something similar to a car battery installed in your home. However, today’s solar batteries are similar to a cell phone or laptop battery based on components, not size. The home battery of today uses lithium-ion technology. They are a safer and more efficient way to store energy per square foot and weight. Not to mention these battery backups save money when paired with a solar panel system.
What Types of Different Batteries are There?
Solar batteries come as AC- coupled or DC- coupled. For AC- coupled batteries, the solar energy stored during the day passes through a grid connect inverter. This converts the energy from DC to AC before the battery inverter converts the power to DC power and stores it. When the energy is needed later, the inverter converts it back to AC power.
DC-coupled solar batteries directly send power to a battery charger. This regulates the charging of the batteries. Because solar panels produce DC power and batteries store DC power, there is no need to convert the power.
How Residential Solar Batteries Work
Throughout the day, your residential solar power system collects energy from the sun and then sends that energy to its batteries for either storage or immediate use. SunPower systems integrate with various kinds of solar batteries allowing more freedom for homeowners.
The battery’s intelligent software manages the power source that your home is connected to. You could draw power from the solar battery or from the grid. So on a cloudy day, if your battery is not full, you may be drawing power from the grid to keep the lights on in your home or to power your water heater. When your battery is full, it now powers your home and not the electric grid. This allows them to save money by not drawing power from the grid provided by the electric company. Similarly, these batteries can help offset peak energy usage at night when people are home from work.
Solar Batteries & Future Energy Needs
As homeowners’ energy needs change, they can scale up their solar power systems to meet their changing energy needs. This includes adding more solar panels and batteries to meet these changing energy needs. If a homeowner suddenly makes an electric vehicle purchase and needs to charge it, their residential solar power system will be able to meet the increase in demand for energy.
With the power of a battery backup system, homeowners can become less reliant on grid power, lowering bills. When more energy is generated and then stored, credits can be acquired from your electric company. Battery backups save money! The answer to energy independence and significant savings is in the form of the clean renewable energy of solar and smart battery technology. To schedule, your free consultation with one of our experienced energy consultants call 951-678-7733 today or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org