Battery Storage and Your Home

HES Solar is dedicated to helping you and your family stay safe and informed during an emergency. Experts have stated that clean energy isn’t the cause of the energy crisis we faced earlier this year, but many Californians are looking ahead and wondering how to avoid a loss of power in the future. As it turns out, the answer may be the future of energy itself--wind and solar are the “cheapest new units of power generation” in many areas of the world. But how can renewable energy help you avoid power outages?

What is a solar battery?

Solar batteries (or battery storage systems) are an effective and efficient way of storing energy. When paired with a solar panel system, solar batteries store excess energy created by your panels during the day. The systems will communicate with each other throughout the day—when the sun is out, your solar battery will charge as your panels power your home and appliances.

Then, at night or during an outage, your solar battery will become the main power source for your home. Certain brands of batteries can detect an outage and can automatically divert power during a blackout to keep your lights on and essential systems operating.

Are solar batteries worth it?

This is more of a personal call. Solar batteries are a necessity for home and business owners who rely on electricity to keep them safe and secure. Whether you have a family member with a serious illness or condition that could become threatened if disconnected, or you want to keep your critical facility operational during an outage, solar batteries are essential for energy independence.

How much does a solar battery cost?

This can vary depending on your needs, but there are many rebates available for residential customers through the Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC). The Self-Generated Incentive Program (SGIP) offers rebates to critical facilities and low-income, at-risk, or vulnerable customers. Over half the SGIP budget has been set aside for equity resiliency purposes to help affected groups fully or nearly fully subsidize the installation of a storage system.

Contact HES Solar at (619) 350-0032 to schedule your free consultation today or learn more about the eligibility requirements for the SGIP.