Make your home more resilient during power outages and make the most of your solar electricity system.
Battery storage offers a convenient and easy way to provide electricity to your home in a power outage.
The battery is charged by solar electricity if you have solar panels, or by utility-supplied electricity if you don’t. If the battery is paired with solar electricity, energy generated during the daytime and stored can be used to power your house at night. You can work with an installer to size a battery storage system to best fit your house’s needs and to power critical loads, such a a refrigerator, in an electric outage.
Important: If you have a solar electric system and want to power portions of your home and/or re-charge your home battery with solar energy
during a power outage, talk to your installer about islanding capability.
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Would you like more flexible, clean options to power your home?
Battery storage is used to power homes during a utility outage or at night if excess electricity has been generated by your solar panels during the day.
Do you already have a solar electric system?
Battery storage complements solar electricity. Electricity created from the solar panels can be stored and then used at night or during power outages. During a multi-day power outage, solar panels can recharge your battery if the system is configured with islanding capacity. Talk to your installer about how to configure your solar panels and battery storage to best fit your needs.
Do you have frequent power outages?
Battery storage is a lower-maintenance, cleaner way to provide electricity to your home during a power outage compared to using a diesel or propane-fueled generator.
Would you like to earn some extra revenue through clean energy solutions?
Battery storage systems can generate additional credits from your utility when paired with a solar electricity system, and can provide an opportunity for payments from your utility when the battery is dispatched at times of peak energy use by the grid.
Do you anticipate needing to keep your refrigerator and other essentials running during an outage?
Depending on your electricity consumption during the outage and the storage capacity of your batteries, you may be able to power essential loads for one or even two days with a residential battery.
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