Batteries dramatically expand the effectiveness of a solar energy system by allowing you to store and use your solar electricity around the clock - not just when the sun is out. By adding batteries, more of your home's overall electricity use if fulfilled by your solar array, further reducing your utility bill while shrinking your carbon footprint.
Most residential battery systems fall into two basic categories: backup loads and whole home backup. The first category requires dramatically less capacity and generally costs less than a home sophisticated grid system.
There are numerous benefits of solar batteries for residential use. First and foremost, solar batteries provide energy independence to homeowners. With a solar battery installed in their homes, homeowners can generate and store their own energy, reducing their reliance on the traditional power grid. This means that in the event of a power outage, homeowners can still have access to electricity to power critical devices or specific rooms.
Batteries also help homeowners save money on their energy bills. Solar panels generate energy during the day, and when the sun goes down, the energy usage shifts to the grid. This means that homeowners with solar panels often have higher energy bills during the night when the solar panels are not producing energy. With a solar battery, homeowners can store the excess energy generated during the day and use it at night, further reducing their reliance on the grid and lowering their energy bills.
Solar batteries also reduce the carbon footprint of homeowners. By storing excess solar energy, homeowners can reduce their reliance on fossil fuels and decrease their carbon emissions. This is a significant benefit for those who are conscious of their environmental impact and want to contribute to a cleaner and more sustainable future.
With a whole home backup system, you can add just enough batteries to offset the most expensive on-peak utility hours, or add more to keep your house operational during an extended power outage. These types of systems are highly customized and unique to each family and utility rate plan. In some cases, an upgrade to your electrical panel may also be required. Our experts will advise during the free consultation phase.
Power outages will occur with greater frequency as our national energy grid continues to age. Much simpler than a whole home system, a battery backup system will run your most critical loads – or a designated room – during a grid failure when your solar panels aren't producing. Batteries are charged by your panels during the day for use during the night. This process repeats until grid power is restored.
Sun Valley Solar Solutions is trained and fully authorized by the industry's most respected battery manufacturers. Whether you're looking for emergency backup or a more complete whole-home solution, we'll design a customized system specifically for your home and energy savings goals. Take a look at some Arizona homeowners we've already helped with their energy storage needs.
Introduced in August 2022 through the Inflation Reduction Act, homeowners can now receive a 30% energy storage tax credit. This revamped tax credit can be applied to stand-alone solar battery systems, as long as it has at least 3kWh capacity.