Maybe you already have solar panels installed on your roof and are enjoying the benefits of off-the-grid electricity. Maybe you’re enjoying your longer pool season with your solar pool heater. If you haven’t already thought about installing solar home batteries, however, you still have so many advantages to unlock.
Solar panels can decrease your energy bills, which is fantastic, but without a solar home battery, you typically cannot store the excess energy that you created for later use. Unless, that is, you add a battery system. Installing a home solar battery system that can go even further in saving you money and ensuring your home’s energy security. For more information on how you can save money and improve your home’s efficiency, keep reading, or simply call Mirasol Fafco Solar and let our team tell you!
What Is a Home Solar Battery?
Before we dive into the many advantages you receive when you install a solar home battery, let’s talk about their ins and outs. A home battery system works in a similar way to a grid-connected solar system but utilizes a hybrid inverter rather than a standalone solar deployment. Home solar batteries can store the surplus power generated by panels so that precious energy isn’t wasted. The battery can then run your home during bad weather days or power outages. Many home solar batteries can be retrofitted to your current solar energy system as well.
In a simple sense, solar home batteries put the power over the energy you produce back in your hands, so you no longer have to deal with power outages or loss of power for any reason because you are not storing all of the same energy that you created! You have less dependence on the grid, giving you full power to run your home entirely with clean solar energy.
The Advantages of Solar Home Batteries
Make the Most Of Your Power
With standard solar power setups, you install solar panels on your home and your system is plugged into the grid. If your panels, for whatever reason, don’t produce ample energy, your home draws on the grid to make up for the deficit. You would pay for this energy just like you would if you didn’t have solar panels. If you produce more power than you need, you can sell it back to the grid, which provides you with a discounted electric bill.
If you have a home solar battery, however, then the power you produce can just be stored in the battery system. On cloudy days when you aren’t able to produce as much as you normally would, you’re sill safe because the energy you need to use is all stored away in your battery system. You can pull from that energy instead of the grid, which further reduces, if not completely eliminates your dependence on the grid and reduces your electricity bill almost entirely.
Increased Energy Security
If you want your home to be resilient with its energy, then solar battery systems are the way to go. If you live in an area where the grid is unstable, or you need a greater level of certainty for your home’s power, a solar home battery will power your home for hours, even when the grid goes down. In Sarasota, most of the days are overcast, which means that unless you are saving excess energy with your home battery, then you are still relying on the grid, which can be unstable and uncertain.
No Noise or Air Pollution
One of the solutions that homeowners rely on when dealing with an unstable power grid or loss of power is their diesel generators to power their homes. These generators are extremely noisy and they produce a large number of greenhouse gases. While this alternative may cost less, it is an irresponsible way to power your home. A solar home battery relies on clean energy and is an investment that pays itself off. Not to mention, they are completely noise-free, so when you’re sleeping or watching a movie, you won’t have to deal with the intrusive hum of a generator.
Do You Need a Solar Home Battery?
If you experience frequent blackouts, you may need a home solar battery. For many people, the cost of a battery system is too high, and while it is an investment, even taking advantage of rooftop solar systems can reduce your reliance on the grid. For most households, rooftop solar can reduce your electricity bills by up to 60% or more depending on the amount of energy you use during the day.
The payback period, or return on investment, ROI, for most battery systems is around 8-12 years. It is certainly more cost-effective to install rooftop solar and run efficient appliances or heat hot water during the day rather than store excess energy in a battery. For some people, however, the value and security of having a reliable, sustainable power supply easily outweighs the cost.
Call Mirasol Fafco Solar for Solar Battery Installation
Your Sarasota home is important to you, and you, like all homeowners, most likely want a reliable power source that is going to work all the time, not just periodically. We are proud to install the Tesla Powerwall and sonnenBatterie.eco, two premier solar battery systems that help you declare independence from the grid. Contact us today and schedule a free consultation to begin discovering the advantages of solar electric systems and solar battery systems.