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Installing solar on your home is an obvious solution to reducing utility costs and being environmentally conscious. However, as the sun doesn’t shine all the time, this creates gaps in utility services. In order to keep the lights on at night your home will need to pull energy from the utility grid it’s connected to.
Most homes pull the majority of their power from the grid after sunset, when solar panels aren’t producing energy. This allows utility companies to institute “Time Of Use” (TOU) rates which bill customers at a higher rate for using energy during these “peak” hours.
For many customers this isn’t ideal. They want the flexibility to save excess energy generated for later use. This means they can decide when they use their energy and aren’t subject to the pricing whims of utility companies, giving them far greater control over how much their electricity costs are.
Enphase Solar Battery
Start small, go big, or grow over time – with Enphase storage, you’re in control of your energy, and that’s a powerful thing. Whether you want to manage your entire system from a single app or leave it on auto-pilot using Storm Guard, the power is in your hands.
Start small, go big, or grow over time with Enphase storage.
IQ3 storage system – AC-coupled storage system, based on lithium iron phosphate (LFP) chemistry and with four embedded grid-forming. microinverters, provides a total usable energy capacity of 3.4kWh. It provides great flexibility in starting small and adding capacity over time.
IQ10 storage system – All-in-one AC-coupled storage system, comprised of three IQ3 storage units and with twelve embedded grid-forming microinverters, provides a total usable energy capacity of 10.1kWh. Connect multiple IQ10 storage systems to maximize backup potential for whole-home backup.
System Controller 2 – The System Controller 2 connects the home to grid power, the Encharge storage system, and PV. It provides microgrid interconnection device (MID) functionality by automatically detecting and seamlessly transitioning the system from grid power to backup power in the event of a grid failure.
A Tesla Powerwall detects outages, stores energy and becomes your home’s energy source when there are blackouts. Unlike gasoline generators, Powerwall keeps your lights on without upkeep, noise or fuel. Paired with a solar system and recharge with sunlight to keep your appliances running for days.
With easy installation and a minimalist design, the Tesla Powerwall complements a wide variety of home styles. The all-in-one construction has versatile mounting options for outdoor and indoor spaces.
Powerwall reduces our reliance on the grid by storing your solar energy when the sun isn’t out or on a rainy day. Use the Powerwall alone or with other Tesla products. Save money, reduce your carbon footprint and prepare for any power outages.
With your Enphase App you can see your system’s daily status, check on your household’s energy usage, see the charge of your batteries, and more.
The Tesla app allows you to manager your Tesla Powerwall from anywhere. It provides you with one seamless experience. If you already have the Tesla app for your car, just use the same email when registering your Powerwall.
Benefits of Solar Batteries
Gain complete control of what you are billed for by bypassing “Time of Use” (TOU) rates. Now rate changes made by your utility company have little to no effect regarding when you choose to use energy. And when there isn’t as much solar energy available (or at all) you won’t be reliant on them to power your home at whatever costs they decide. Seize control of your usage with a battery and exude far greater control over your energy costs.
When you go solar you send excess energy generated by your system back to the grid throughout the day. In exchange your utility company compensates you based on the value of the power at the time in which you produced it. Customers with a home battery have the ability to sell power back to the utility company when rates are high and use power in the evenings when rates are low. Get complete control of your energy so your utility company can no longer unfairly manipulate the pricing exchange.
If you have solar panels at your house but do not have a battery, during a grid outage your solar system will automatically shut down leaving you in the dark. The reason your system would shut down is to prevent a lineman from getting electrocuted while working on the grid to restore power. In order to keep your system producing energy while the power is out you will need the addition of a battery. A battery creates a closed loop system that will keep your system working, providing your home with power for extended periods. Install a battery to make certain you have all the tools necessary to keep you and your family safe from power outages no matter the circumstances.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Size Are They?
Typically batteries aren’t much larger then a small bookshelf or children’s dresser.
Where Are They Installed?
Most batteries are install inside the garage, but some can be installed on the exterior as well.
Does The Battery Make Noise?
They are incredibly quiet and don’t make any discernable sound unless standing directly near the unit.
Is It Safe?
Yes. The batteries we carry are designed and constructed with the highest standards to prevent thermal runaways.
How Long Do They Last?
Most come with a 10 year warranty, but with the proper care they can continue to provide value for years after the warranty ends. Once the warranty ends your battery will be diminished by approximately 20%-40% of its original capacity.
Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) – If your battery is charged from solar then it’s eligible for this federal tax credit, which is currently 30% until 2032. The credit will drop down to 26% for solar energy system installed in 2033 and to 22% for solar instlled in 2034. Now is the time to act by getting the maximum tax credit you deserve.