Solar energy is excellent, at least when it’s not cloudy or raining. While solar panels are an energy-conscious, renewable method of powering your home, it’s not perfect. But there is a way to take advantage of those extremely sunny days here in California.
With solar services in Lake County, CA you can get a solar battery storage system installed. It’s exactly what it sounds like: a system of batteries used to capture and store solar energy so it can be used later. Let’s go through the benefits and downsides of a solar battery storage system and find out if it’s right for your home.
Pros of Solar Battery Storage
There are certainly more pros than cons when it comes to solar battery storage, although they may not all be present at the same time.
- Power even when the power is out. If a lightning storm strikes and knocks out a transformer, you still have power. Whether you’re powering home medical equipment or you don’t want your food spoiling, this is a huge benefit.
- Energy independence from the grid. You’re going to have cloudy days. When they happen, you don’t want to rely on the energy grid (and rack up your utility bill in the process). A backup battery system prevents reliance on the grid.
- Backup method produces no noise. Generators are powerful, but they’re also noisy and often disruptive. Unless you get an integrated whole-house generator, the sound can be piercing.
- Low maintenance. While maintenance is required, it’s generally low-cost, low-effort maintenance. Just make sure you have a safe way to store all the batteries involved in your storage.
- Weather-resistant energy option. If your roof stays intact, and your panels stay attached to it, you have power. No more issues with power lines ruining your home electricity.
Cons of Solar Battery Storage
It’s not all sunshine and rainbows. Solar battery storages have downsides that you should know about.
- There’s still maintenance involved. You have to periodically inspect the batteries, check the cables, and clean any residue on the top of the battery.
- Batteries can still die. It’s good to not pay a monthly energy bill if your solar backup battery is big enough, but it’s not a one-time purchase. You will have to change out individual batteries as they lose charge over time. Ideally, it won’t cost the same as a utility bill, but it’s something you need to account for.
- Not guaranteed to offset all costs. While your solar battery system helps you save money, your monthly energy usage may vary. If you use more energy one month than the next, you may have to tap into the grid a little.
You Need Solar Battery Storage for Your Home
If you have solar panels, it only makes sense to have a battery storage system to capture excess solar energy. You won’t have to depend on the grid as much and you’ll be ready when outages strike no matter what.
Contact us today to set up your home solar battery today and begin utilizing clean, renewable energy. Jonas Energy Solutions: Become a Part of the Solution!