If you’ve already installed a home solar system, then you’ll be aware of just how much you’re saving every month in electricity. But what if we told you that by using a battery backup system, you can save even more?
By augmenting your solar panels with a battery backup system, you don’t need the sun to be shining to use your own energy. In fact, there’s a good chance you can become completely energy independent altogether!
What is a battery backup system?
We all know how solar panels work; they convert sunlight into electricity.
With a home solar system, this electricity is used around the house, powering everything from your fridge to your television.
Converting the sun’s energy to use in your home can literally save you thousands of dollars each year, but there is one problem with this setup – the electricity created needs to be used immediately.
If it’s not being used, then it gets fed into the national grid, and the electricity company gives you credits for the amount added.
By adding a battery backup system, any surplus energy created by your solar panels is stored instead of being sent to the electricity company. This means you rely on the national grid less often, and use the power you created when you need it.
Why add a battery backup system to my solar panels?
Creating your own electricity is fantastic, but storing it is even better.
By adding a battery to your home solar system, you are in total control of your energy consumption. You no longer have to rely on the grid for your power during the night or when it’s overcast.
On days when the sun isn’t shining you simply use the electricity you’ve built up when it was, and considering the fact we live in the sunniest nation on earth, there’s plenty of energy to go around!
It’s only when your battery is empty do you need to use the electricity company’s power.
This, of course, not only saves you even more money than you already are with your solar panels, but allows you to become practically independent with your energy needs.
Battery backup systems
Since its foundation in 1947, LG Chem has served as Korea’s representative chemical company, contributing to the development of the national economy and the enhancement of the quality of life through continuous technological development, new product introduction, and quality innovation based on its stable growth.
The LG Chem RESU battery can be paired with home solar power systems, in order to help store the electricity collected during the day. It can be used instead of electricity from the grid, or it can be kept as a backup in case of a power cut.
This is a great way take control of your electricity bills, and really only use what you need from the electricity company.
SMA Solar Technology is a German solar energy equipment supplier founded in 1981 and headquartered in Germany.
More communicative, easier to use and more efficient than ever; the Sunny Boy storage is setting new standards in inverter technology. The Sunny Boy Storage is the battery inverter for high-voltage batteries from important reputable manufacturers. With a charge and discharge power of 2.5 kW, it is ideally suited to handle electricity demand of a private household.
The device combines the flexibility of the AC coupling with the advantages of high-voltage technology, enabling a significant reduction in system and installation costs. Thanks to the integrated web server and the direct portal access, commissioning is simple and the energy flows in the household are as transparent as possible.
Contact Bright Earth about a battery backup system
Now more affordable than ever, a battery backup system can change the way you view electricity usage, and vastly reduce your power bills.
Installing solar panels was a great first step in reducing your power bills, but to be fully autonomous in your energy needs, a battery backup is needed.
If you have any questions about home solar panels or battery backup systems, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.
Our experienced staff and engineers will be happy to answer any questions you may have.