Solar Battery Storage
What is Solar Battery Storage?
Solar battery storage is a means of reserving energy. It is a battery device that is attached to an existing solar energy system and holds residual energy. Solar batteries are reliable options for access to electricity during power outages, sundown, or when there is high demand for energy.
Solar storage batteries used in residential energy storage are typically made with lithium ion or lead acid.
- Lithium Ion: This type of battery is the most popular. These batteries are known for having the fastest charging capability and longest lifespan (10-15 years).
- Lead Acid: These batteries are the most cost effective option. Typically starting at a few hundred dollars, these batteries last around 5 years.
How Does a Solar Battery Work?
Solar panels are set up for commercial use as well as residential. These panels absorb direct sunlight between 5-6 hours per day. On average, a home requires 4 hours of direct solar power to run efficiently. This means that there is often excess energy. What better to do with that energy than store it for a rainy day?
A solar battery can be set up and attached to your panel system. It will store the extra energy that is accumulated, and can later be used as electricity to power your home appliances or business equipment.
Why Should I Look into Purchasing a Solar Battery?
There are a lot of benefits to switching to solar energy and setting up a storage battery. To start, solar energy has become increasingly more affordable. Solar panels have a lifespan of over thirty years, and rarely require maintenance. They are useful for many reasons, including power outages. New York is known for many things; one being unpredictable storms that more often than not result in loss of power. Storage batteries are a substitute for bulky, expensive and loud generators. Batteries also will lower energy costs significantly as you are producing and storing your own energy, opposed to paying peak energy costs from the grid. Solar panels alone will save you on energy costs, but with no way to store the energy you will still rely on the grid for power if your panels don’t produce enough. Solar energy storage gives you total freedom by allowing you to store excess energy and use it how and when you want. Solar battery storage also reduces carbon footprint. Bettering the environment, while saving on energy fees sounds like a win-win!