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The Benefits of Battery Storage

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Adding a Battery Storage option to your Solar System will dramatically improve the functionality, providing you with the benefits of battery storage, including the ability to keep your home or business powered up in the event of a grid outage. Pairing a battery with your solar system allows you to store the energy that your solar system produces, enabling you to use this energy anytime—whether it be at night or during a power outage.

Is The Tesla Powerwall the Only Battery Option?

Whether or not you’ve heard of a Tesla Powerwall, you have probably heard that Tesla is one of the world’s leaders in the solar and storage realm. Tesla now includes Powerwalls in every system they sell. More on that later.

While the Tesla Powerwall is the most popular, other fantastic options exist as well! These options include Enphase, Storz, and more. Enphase is a leader in the solar energy and storage market that has been around for over 10 years. The Enphase battery pairs extremely well with their microinverters, allowing for seamless communication between your solar system and battery. Another option for battery storage is the Storz Power system, which couples very well with DC systems. The Stroz battery is one of the leaders in attaining minimum conversion loss, allowing you to maximize your battery’s charging.

At Good Faith Energy, we offer each of these solutions! Every home, business, and customer is different and has different needs & goals. We are always here to help you make the educated decision and customize a best fit solution for your home’s needs.

Why is Having a Battery Backup Important?

You may or may not be aware, but in the event of a grid outage a solar system will lose power without being paired with a battery. Solar systems are tied to the grid, meaning if there’s nowhere for excess energy to go the system is required to shut down. By adding a battery to the mix, you now have your own unique microgrid! Your home can now run on power from the panels and stored battery energy. If you are concerned about having power during an outage, you really ought to anticipate picking up battery backups.

How Many Batteries Should I Buy for My Home Solar System?

Every Solar System is different, and every customer has different priorities with regards to energy consumption. This is why it’s important to know what your actual usage is. At Good Faith Energy, we audit your past year’s usage to design a system tailored specifically for you. We then like to help you decide what your future consumption may look like as well. Are you planning on buying a pool, electric car or both? These are the types of questions that need to be answered in order to anticipate the correct offset for your system in the years to come. The last thing you want is to get a “Complete Offset Solar System” and then have to pay an additional electricity bill to cover the new pool or cars you purchase in the future.

Stay tuned to learn more about Home and Commercial Battery systems and how they integrate with your solar system.

Have a question or concern about Home Battery or Business Battery solutions? Interested in getting a quote on a Tesla Powerwall, Enphase Battery, or Storz Energy installed at your home or business? Please contact us and ask for one of our Energy Storage experts.

Fact checked by Jacob Petrosky – 4/25/2024