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Benefits of a Solar Battery System

If you are thinking about getting solar for your home or business, you may want to get a solar+battery storage system to get the most out of your solar panels.

Solar panels can reduce your electricity bill. But when you combine solar panels with a battery backup system, you can save more, backup your home, protect your home from power outages or inclement weather, reduce reliance on the utility grid, avoid peak energy charges and ensure your home’s energy security.

In this article, we will discuss how solar batteries work and the benefits of a solar+battery system.

How Solar Batteries Work

As solar panels become more popular, people who install energy storage systems are finding that these unique batteries allow them to make the most of their solar panels and save the energy produced for foggy, snowy, or cloudy days, when panel output is reduced, or during power or grid outages. Some people simply turn to solar batteries to disconnect from the grid entirely.

Today’s solar batteries work like any rechargeable battery: they’re recharged by the sun’s power. When the weather is bad or the solar panels aren’t actively producing power, your home’s system draws on the power stored in the batteries.

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In other words…

– During the day, PV solar panels will power your home and charge your battery.

– At night, batteries will power your home with stored energy.

1)Making the Most of Your Power

Most homeowners use the majority of their power in the early morning and evenings, before and after working hours.

Solar energy systems collect the most amount of power during the most direct sunlight hours such as midday. Having a battery connected to your system means that homeowners can actually store the extra energy produced during peak sun hours instead of feeding it back to the grid.

With the combination of solar and storage, any excess solar energy that is produced during the day can be stored in your battery. You can use the solar that’s saved in your storage battery to reduce the amount of energy that you use from the grid during expensive peak hours when utility rates are the highest.

Adding a battery to your system means making the most of the power you are producing already! 

2) Reduced Electric Bills

One of the biggest benefits of energy storage systems is that they will help you save on your electricity costs. Back up your home with a battery system and you’ll avoid the fees associated with electricity retailers, create self-sufficiency, and save the electricity you generate. All these are huge bonuses!

3)Protect your home from power outages

With a solar panel battery, your lights, computers, and appliances stay on. No scrambling in the dark for a flashlight. No need for a gas-guzzling generator.

When power outages occur, your solar battery will reliably power your entire home.

4) No Noise or Air Pollution

Unlike generators, solar panels and battery storage systems don’t create noise pollution that will bother your neighbors. This is a unique benefit, and is a great way for anyone who currently has a generator to update their system.

5) Weather

Michigan is known for its various seasons and weather.

Whether it’s rain, snow, or cloudy days, having a battery backup system will ensure that your home stays powered through any weather condition.

Solar panels with a battery backup system is a must have for homeowners looking to reduce or eliminate their electric bill and to become energy independent.

Solar Solutions of America Inc are certified installers of Generac and LG Chem batteries.
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To learn about the Generac PWRcell solar and battery system click here.

To learn about the SolarEdge solar and battery system click here.

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