Today more than ever, conscientious people are deeply concerned about energy conservation, reducing the carbon footprint, and preserving non-renewable resources. And, regardless of political views on energy or climate change, we all want to reduce what we pay out for escalating energy costs. 

There are great reasons to go with solar power

  • You get a reliable, uninterrupted energy supply.
  • You find shelter and insulation from the storm of constantly rising costs for public utilities.
  • You help preserve Mothership Earth by using a renewable, clean energy source.
  • You let the feds help cover the cost of installing solar by using the 2022 tax incentives and save 26%!

When “Protection Meets Savings,” that’s a real win-win!

“When I go solar, do I need to include battery storage?”

If you want to have the capability of going totally off the grid, then battery storage is absolutely required. Battery storage gives you true independence. Solar backup or battery storage enables you to 

 

  • Keep the power on even when your system is tied to the grid. You see if you had no battery storage available to you, when the main utility grid goes down you are essentially without your solar power as well. Without a battery during the night your solar installation is idle.
    • In order to function, you have to pull and pay for power from the main utility company. With a battery you instead tap into your storage to power lights, appliances, computers, wifi, phones, and all the other things you normally use during daylight hours.

 

  • Enjoy true off the grid independence. Because you have a battery, you have power anytime you want or need it. Store the excess power you originally create instead of pushing it onto the utility grid. You see, when you push power to the grid, the utility company pays you cents on the dollar for it and then later when you need power from the grid, they charge you full price! It of course makes better sense to keep what you made instead of selling it to the power company at a reduced cost and then having to buy it back later at full price! You keep what is yours.

Solar battery backup keeps becoming more and more competitive.

solar battery storage example

With each passing year solar battery technology improves and the storage capabilities get more and more efficient. Today most solar storage batteries are lithium-ion, but the scientific community is aggressively pursuing other possibilities, always looking for better and less expensive options. Another nice trend is that as production has increased over the years, the price for batteries keeps dropping. 

Solar batteries work just like any others for phones or home use. 

Your solar panels generate DC power. An inverter grabs that and converts it to AC so your HVAC system and home appliances can use it. The unused power that is generated is captured by your battery cells. Once the battery is fully charged, excess power can be cast off to the main utility grid where you earn power credits or in some cases get paid. 

There are a variety of companies making battery banks or storage cells. Currently Tesla Powerwall is quite popular. There are other companies like Generac PWRcell, Enphase Encharge, and LG Chem to name a few.

 

As with most batteries, when considering solar cells, you will want to consider cost, capacity, power, and how long they will hold their charge. Obviously, the more battery capacity you have the more you get to use your self-generated power and avoid buying power. Additionally, because of the costs involved with solar battery panels, you should always take a look at reliability and the various warranties offered. 

 

BENEFITS OF RENEWABLE ENERGY WITH A TESLA POWER WALL

USE MORE OF YOUR SOLAR

Most homes use a fraction of the solar energy they produce. Instead of sending it back to the grid, The Tesla Powerwall stores surplus solar energy during the day and uses that energy when the sun is no longer shining.

SECURE ENERGY INDEPENDENCE

Power your home with the solar energy stored in Powerwall to reduce your reliance on the grid and lower your electricity bill saving you money. Utilizing time-based control, Powerwall will charge during low rate periods when the electricity demand is lower and will discharge during more expensive rate periods when electricity need is higher.

 

PROTECT YOUR HOME

Our Powerwall by Tesla  protects your home during a power outage, keeping your lights, Wi-Fi, and refrigerator running. If the grid goes down, the stored energy will continue to power your home as well as charge your Powerwall.

 

How good is solar power, really?

Solar power is so good that both public and privately owned utility companies across the U.S. are rapidly moving into it by building their own solar farms and installing storage capabilities. They want to participate in it so badly that they offer installation subsidies to homeowners. 

Nevada Energy continues their serious journey away from non-renewable energy and the pursuit of renewable sources like solar, hydro, wind, and geothermal power. 

As of 2021 33% of Nevada Power’s total energy came from renewable sources, helping place our state 6th in the nation for per capita generation of renewable solar energy.

Take out the doubt and contact Sol-Up Solar about the latest in solar backup and batteries. The information is accurate and it’s always free. Sol-Up Solar wants to help you help yourself save money and achieve energy independence.