Battery Storage
Solar Power Battery Storage is even more important today with the rising costs of electricity, so here are some of the things you’ll gain from investing in a backup battery storage system.
  • Your lights will be on when the power goes out!
    • One of the best features of a battery backup system is power in your home when the grid fails. The battery will automatically turn on and you will be able to use the free stored energy where you need it without doing a thing!
  • Your home will have its own power plant when you need it most!
    • Your internet will be working, you can watch tv, medical devices will stay on, and your food will stay cold in the refrigerator.
    • You can select a whole house backup system, or a partial backup whereby you only backup the most critical circuits in your home.
  • It helps you save money!
    • Energy stored in the battery allows you to have free energy during the times of the day when the utility company charges the highest rate! You can use this energy when you want. For example: at night after your solar panels have stopped producing energy! Or, during peak hours of the day, you can use your stored energy instead of drawing from the grid when grid prices are highest.
    • Through the apps associated with your battery, you can use the energy when you need it most!
    • With the Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC), you will get the 30% tax credit for your Solar Power Battery Storage!  Read More!
      • The ITC will cover:
        • Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Panels
        • Energy storage devices (batteries) with a capacity rating of at least 3 kilowatt (kWh) hours
        • Solar and battery equipment costs such as inverters, mounting hardware, and wiring
        • Labor costs for installation including fees related to permitting and inspections.
      • And, adding battery storage doesn’t affect your current NEM status!
  • Energy Independence! Read more!
    • Your battery allows you to have access to free stored energy for more hours of the day. Even when the sun is no longer is out, you can use your own power!
    • You will also give less energy back to the grid (at a ridiculously lower rate than what you bought it for!)
  • It’s less expensive to charge your EV with your stored energy!
    • Your home solar + battery system will charge your EV for much less than straight off the grid.
      • With free stored energy, your EV will charge for free!
      • The cost to charge your EV at home is approximately 15 cents per kWh, compared to a public/workplace charging station at 35 cents a kWh plus a $1.00 fee. A fast-charging station is approximately 50 cents a kWh with a $2.00 charging fee.

However, with a backup battery, you’ll be able to charge it after the sun goes down with free battery energy.

  • Increased property value, while reducing our reliance on fossil fuels!
    • In 2014, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory conducted a study that showed buyers are willing to pay a premium of $12,000 to $15,000 for a home with a solar and battery storage system. https://emp.lbl.gov/news/59401/berkeley-lab-illuminates-price-
    • Solar energy is clean energy without the use of fossil fuels.
      • California has long led the effort to create progressive environmental policies that will help save money as well as clean our air and protect our waterways. With the purchase of a solar and battery system, you are supporting this endeavor.

At the end of the day, your peace of mind is what’s most important. That’s why investing in a backup battery storage system is so important. You are investing in a more self-sufficient and sustainable lifestyle. The solar power battery storage contains the free energy from your solar panels, allowing you to use it when it best suits your needs. The battery will be there when the utility company is not!

And all of this leads to energy independence and most importantly,
your peace of mind!