Solar technology has changed and improved so much over time. Every year, forward-thinking companies release new innovations to help consumers use power in a cost-effective and eco-conscious way. We’ve noticed a trend towards power storage in the form of solar batteries.
Luckily, SunPower is releasing its Equinox Storage system in January 2020 to help meet this demand. Why is it getting so popular and what are the benefits? We’ll explain.
Peace of Mind
Peace of mind can be hard to come by these days. We consistently meet homeowners interested in weening off their reliance on the grid for energy.
Especially in California, the past few fire seasons have shown how fragile our power grid can be. Scheduled outages are becoming more and more common because utility companies have failed to take the necessary precautionary measures to mitigate fire risk.
A solar battery can abate those fears. Why? A battery essentially acts as a back-up generator as long as it has enough accumulated storage. While this isn’t an ideal solution for those who rely on back-up power for essential medical equipment, it can certainly keep the lights, refrigerator, and Internet going during these routine outages.
Utilities have been shifting how they are charging consumers for their power. Times of peak usage are charged at a higher rate. This tends to correspond to times when the sun is down and homeowners with solar panels have to rely on the grid for power.
A storage system can offset this by storing electricity during times where usage is low and using that during the periods of high cost as determined by your utility company.
Whatever your motivations for solar battery installation, the exciting technology is improving every year and is sure to become a more common sight as time goes by.
If you are interested in installing a solar battery, give us at JP Electric & Solar a call at (559) 464-6048 or fill out an online contact form.