When shopping for solar panels, many people often forget about battery backups and the many uses they provide. Solar batteries or renewable batteries are an integral part of the solar power system. Installing a backup can help give you peace of mind knowing your home is protected from outages and whatever life may send your way.
What are Solar Panel Batteries
Choosing to power your home on solar power has incredible benefits to the earth and your pockets, almost eliminating the need to pay a power bill altogether and, of course, the incentives that solar panels installed in your home provides.
How it works is the solar panels absorb sunlight capturing energy to power your home, but when there’s more energy than your home needs, it can end up going to waste. This can cause issues if your household uses more power at night. With a renewable backup battery system in place, you are able to store any excess energy to help keep your home running even in the event of a blackout.
Benefits of Renewable Battery Backups
Pairing your solar panels with a solar battery system is commonly known as a hybrid solar system. Here are a few key insights on the benefits of a renewable battery system.
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint – Installing a renewable battery backup allows you to use all of the clean energy your panels can produce without ever needing to tap into energy used from fossil fuels. When you choose solar because you want to help reduce the impact of global warming, installing a battery backup helps to maximize those benefits.
Energy Independence – Solar panels, paired with a battery backup, mean you almost never have to rely on the energy grid or utilities to keep your power running no matter what is happening around you.
Saves You Money – Solar panels alone can save you hundreds if not thousands on your energy bill alone but partnered with a battery backup prevents you from using energy. Many utility companies offer incentives on your energy bill to offset any future energy costs.
Is a Solar Battery Worth the Investment?
Installing a solar battery backup is becoming more common as it provides several worthy benefits to homeowners who often experience outages during peak stormy seasons or don’t have a lot of sunlight, or if there are incentives from your local government.
Going with a hybrid solar system maximizes the available energy for your home and has a lot of impacts that are beneficial for the environment. With the increase in popularity and the rise in the need for renewable energy, solar batteries have seen a price increase, making them a more affordable and smart option. Choosing to go with a battery backup depends on your location, weather temperament, and if it’s in the budget for you.
Thinking about going solar? Call Del Sol Energy today for a free consultation.