A solar battery bank will allow you to take your energy-savings and efficiency to the next level. A solar battery can even offer other benefits like having power when the sun isn’t shining or when the grid turns off due to a storm or other unforeseen circumstances.
A solar battery bank offers more savings. While the initial investment can be large depending on the size of your home and your energy needs. A solar battery bank gives you an opportunity to save even more money than a standard solar system.
In today’s post, we’re breaking down how these solar battery banks work and how you can get started with a solar battery bank.
The Future of Powering Your Homes
Companies like Tesla have brought to market products like the Powerwall. Marketed as the total home battery, this product is an example of exactly what the market is looking for. Tesla has generated a lot of attention to the solar and renewable energy industry, but if you’re looking for a more extensive list of top-performing solar batteries, Consumer Affairs has got you covered.
In regions where the weather can be cloudy or rainy such as the northwest or midwest of the United States, solar can appear to be unreliable—at least if you’re wanting to primarily rely on solar. With the help of solar battery banks, homes are able to use their solar energy even when the sun isn’t shining.
In some areas of the country, experiments are being conducted using micro-grids to connect homes so that they can share solar power on an energy network. Solar panels, battery banks, and micro-grids could be the future of energy in the home.
How do Solar Batteries Work?
Most every solar system is connected to the electrical grid. In this way, excess electricity can be pushed back into the grid, and when your solar system isn’t producing enough electricity, you’ll be able to draw from the grid.
Solar batteries work in a similar way. The solar energy that is collected in excess is stored in the batteries. Similarly, when there isn’t enough electricity being produced by the sun, the previously-stored power enters the home from the battery bank.
Unfortunately, some power companies aren’t well equipped to monitor electricity being pushed back into the grid. In this situation, a solar battery presents a way for homes to continue to use their solar energy after it has been produced and to save even more money.
When to have a Solar Battery Bank
Although solar is becoming more and more popular as the technology improves and can capture more electricity, solar is still a relatively new technology. Solar battery banks are an even newer technology and less widely excepted. Nonetheless, they are a viable option for saving more money and becoming more self-sufficient.
Depending on where you live a solar battery bank can be an excellent investment into your sustainable home. Whether you live in urban or rural areas a battery bank might be the perfect solution to saving more money and spending less on your electric bill when the sun isn’t shining. And, while in the short term solar can be a huge investment, it’s also possible for you to gain a good return on that investment either when you go to sell your home or through tax credits.
How to Get Started
Getting started with a solar battery bank is as simple as getting started with the rest of a solar energy system. Here’s a step by step guide:
- The first step to getting a solar battery bank up and running is finding out how much solar energy your home would use. This way, you’ll know how large of a battery and solar panel system you’ll need. You can use our free solar estimator to get a rough idea of how big the system would need to be and how much it might cost.
- Make sure your roof can handle the weight that solar panels put on it. Most solar installers will be able to tell you if you need to have it redone. But be sure to ask about it before you get too far in.
- You’ll need to decide on a solar installer that offers solar battery banks. Not every solar installer offers battery banks, but it shouldn’t be too difficult to find one. If you’re having trouble, let us help you! We’re a certified solar installer of several solar manufacturers and one of the only Tesla Powerwll Certified Installers in the midwest.
- Decide on a payment plan and start enjoying the benefits of solar. You’ll notice your electricity bill go down almost immediately, and if you’re installing a solar battery bank, you’ll be able to continue those savings even after the sun goes down.
Sun Badger Solar
Sun Badger Solar is your reliable solar provider. We’re here to help you achieve your sustainable lifestyle through solar. We’ve spent time doing the work and perfecting our systems. We’ve even gone through extensive certification processes through solar and solar battery manufacturers like Tesla to make sure that the job is done right every time! If you’re interested in solar energy systems of solar battery banks, we’d love to hear from you! Reach out to us or try out our free solar estimator here.