How Solar Energy Storage Works - The Basics

Energy storage is not new to the renewable energy industry. However, it is only recently that the prices have become low enough to make sense as a financial investment for a San Diego homeowner. Energy storage gives you the ability to collect energy from your solar system and then use that energy to power your home or business when your solar system is not producing energy (like at night).

HES Solar has been installing energy storage and battery backup systems for almost ten years. In fact, HES Solar's President, Martin Learn, live completely off the grid with and battery backup system he designed himself. Installing energy storage or solar powered batteries to your home gets you one step closer to being completely independent of your local utility company, SDG&E.

HES Solar has worked with a variety of different types of energy storage including Outback and Sonnen. In addition, Home Energy Systems has recently become one of the few Tesla Powerwall Certified Installers in Southern California.

Powerwall provides backup power during utility outages, natural disasters and even the Zombie Apocalypse (you know it’s coming). Powerwall is compact, stackable and comes with a built-in inverter. Powerwall also comes ready to integrate seamlessly with almost every type of solar, enabling you to self-power your home and even go off-grid, if you like.

Powerwall is a completely automated system that installs easily and requires no maintenance.

Energy Storage is designed to give you a piece of mind and protect you from high utility charges.

How Energy Storage Works

  • Step 1: Energy is generated through your solar systems
  • Step 2: Energy is stored in your DC battery
  • Step 3: Energy is converted into AC energy to power your home
  • Step 4: When there is no more energy your home is powered by your electricity provider

How Tesla Works

During Power Outages Energy Storage will Provide

  • Lighting
  • Communications
  • Battery device charging
  • Refrigeration
  • Security
  • Safety and peace of mind

Why Energy Storage Now?

Energy storage assists in supplying power to your home throughout the day. By adding batteries to your existing or new solar system you will be able to offset future rate increases by SDG&E. Energy storage also provides a peace of mind, knowing that the essential items in your home will not lose power in the case of a power outage. Ultimately energy storage will help you save more money on your electricity bill in the long run.

In addition, now has never been a better time to add energy storage because of the rebate incentives offered by the Center for Sustainable Energy. The available rebates in Southern California will cut the cost of installing home battery storage by up to 50%.

Limited Time Rebate

2017 Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP)

SGIP is a program designed to incentivize the investment in solar and renewable energy resources. Simply put, SGIP cuts the cost of adding an energy storage system like Tesla Powerwall to your existing solar PV system in half. The SGIP is officially open for applications and Home Energy Systems will take care of the application process, installation, and monitoring for you. The number of rebates available is limited so don’t wait to claim your rebate, contact us here.!

Average rebate = $5,000

Learn more about the SGIP rebate here.

Energy storage is the next step in assisting homeowners to no longer de dependent on the energy grid or SDG&E.

To learn more visit our energy storage page here or contact one of our design experts about if energy storage is right for you here or call 619-350-0032!