Solar Battery Storage in Southern California
The energy your solar panels produce doesn’t last long, meaning you either need to use it instantaneously or send it back to the grid. That isn’t very helpful, particularly when you produce more energy than your property consumes, but you’ll probably need that energy again later. Fortunately, energy storage has become more affordable and robust than ever thanks to specialized solar battery storage systems designed to meet your energy needs. At Sun Energy, we offer solar battery storage system installation to customers throughout Southern California.
Sun Energy is one of the industry’s most experienced names when it comes to solar battery systems, including integrating them into new solar energy system construction. We offer a range of great products to give you the storage capacity you’ll need and provide you with the functionality you want from your battery system. From making EV charging more affordable to helping you avoid peak time rates to helping you simply avoid the need for grid power by saving your generated energy for when you need it, we can configure your system to provide you with an exceptional experience.
Contact Sun Energy today and find out more about our battery storage services. Make storage a part of your solar energy system and see how much more you could save by capitalizing on more of the power your panels create.
“I had a flawless experience with Sun Energy. Everybody I came in contact with was very professional & the whole process went smoothly.” - Sal G.
Are Battery Storage Systems Worth the Cost?
Many people won’t actually use all of the power their energy system produces, particularly in homes where children are in school and adults are away at their jobs during the majority of peak-producing daylight hours. That means much of the produced power ends up being sold back to the grid, only to need to be bought back later on when rates may be different and power demands will be much higher. Solar batteries allow you to keep and store that power for those later hours so you aren’t stuck being dependent on the public power grid.
Here are some of the other benefits of pairing your solar system with a battery:
- Emergency power: When paired with a smart inverter that gives you the ability to “island” your property off from the public grid temporarily, a battery can provide you with emergency power to keep your home running during an outage.
- Cheaper EV charging: Electric vehicles are growing in popularity but use a ton of power, and that cost can add up as energy prices continue to climb. Redirecting more of your unused power into a battery system allows you to use it to charge an electric vehicle later without paying the high price for grid energy.
- Avoiding peak-time rates: Some electrical plans vary the price of power based on the time of day when it is purchased. If you’re on one of these variable-rate plans, the most expensive power will come during peak usage periods, driving up costs. A battery backup system lets you avoid buying grid power during these periods for as long as possible, helping you keep your costs down.
- Reduced payoff period: Saving more of the energy your panels produce can help you reduce your monthly energy costs even further, which in turn shortens your payoff period and helps you see a return on your investment even faster.
Installing a Battery Backup System
Battery backup installation is far easier to do when building a solar energy system for the first time. A battery system should be properly sized to pair with the system’s production levels, usage expectations, desired storage capacity, and desired functionality. Likewise, a solar system’s inverter and controller needs to be set up to properly utilize and control your chosen battery, so integrating a battery after a system is already installed is often far more difficult and costly than installing one right from the start.
Most batteries must be installed indoors, though some batteries are built with more advanced and durable materials that allow them to be installed outdoors as well. Generally, if installing outside, you should install a battery where it will largely be protected from the majority of direct sunlight and shielded from other potential hazards like high winds, direct rainfall, and more.
Solar Energy Systems for Businesses
Businesses can benefit from solar battery systems too! By storing excess energy, you can help keep overhead costs low, reduce your carbon footprint by increasing use of renewables, and even take advantage of a number of other perks and benefits that come from relying on battery power for your property. Reach out to us to learn more about commercial battery systems.
Interested in adding a battery storage system to your new solar energy setup? Get the information you need by contacting Sun Energy today.
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What is the cost of solar panel maintenance?Solar panel systems are made of durable tempered glass and require little to no maintenance for the 25 to 35 years that they will generate power. In most cases, you don’t even need to clean your solar panels regularly. You will have warranties for all of your equipment if something isn't working correctly.
Do I need to replace my roof before going solar?If your roof needs maintenance in the near term, you should complete it before you finish your solar installation. We will be able to tell you whether or not to replace your roof before going solar.
What are the financial benefits of solar energy?When you install a solar energy system on your property, you save money on your electricity bills and protect yourself against rising electricity rates in the future. How much you can save depends on the utility rates and solar policies in your area, but going solar is a smart investment regardless of where you live.