Adding a solar system to your home can go a long way towards reducing your energy costs, and installing a home battery is the next step that will allow you to fully reap the benefits. Whether your stay tied into the utility grid or you go completely off-grid, your solar power use can benefit from a home battery to use as a backup or to store unused energy for later. The design, plan, and installation of your solar system will include a conversation about batteries to ensure we’re meeting your energy needs and goals.
The Benefits of a Home Battery
A home battery, paired with your solar installation, will store the power your system produces. This allows it to be used whenever you need it, even when the sun isn’t shining. If you experience a power outage or even a string of cloudy days, your home solar battery will provide you power.
Peace of Mind
With utility companies changing over to a time-of-use-system, your battery will allow you to change your power usage to when the cost of power is cheaper, helping you save. You’ll also be protected against potential power outages. In some cases, our customer’s have reported reducing their utility bill significantly or eliminating it completely due to the use of a battery with their solar system.
Home Battery Installation
Included in your solar energy system, the type and number of batteries will be determined based on a few factors. The first factor being your overall energy usage.
How much energy do you use, when do you use it, and can we reduce the cost of your energy use if we store it and use it later? How often do you want to use the grid for energy use? If the answer is never again, we understand. Many of our solar power system installations include a battery bank to eventually eliminate the utility grid for energy use, yet we keep the homeowner tied-in as a backup.
Nonetheless, your solar batteries are installed along with your solar system so you can go green, help the environment, and at the very least, reduce your energy bill.
West Coast Solar: The Sacramento & Bay Area Home Energy Experts
At West Coast Solar, we’ll help you get the most out of your solar system. By installing a home battery, you’ll be able to take advantage of the true savings, freedom, and peace of mind that renewable solar energy can bring, and get another step closer to net-zero living.
Don’t miss out on what a home battery can add to your solar system. Contact us or call (877) 751-2911 to learn more and schedule a consultation today!