The Benefits of Battery Storage
Adding a Battery Storage option to your Solar System will dramatically improve the functionality as well as provide you the ability to keep your home or business powered up in the event of a grid outage. Pairing a battery with your solar system will allow you to store the energy that your solar system produces. You can 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. Powerwalls are now included in every system purchased from Tesla. More on that later.
Although the Tesla Powerwall is the most well known, there are other fantastic options 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 the power produced from the panels as well as the energy that is stored in your battery. If you are concerned about having power during an outage, you really ought to anticipate picking up an extra battery or two (depending on your usage).
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 like to run an audit over your previous 1 year usage history to ensure we design a system that’s specific to 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 give us a call and ask for one of our Energy Storage experts.