What happens in your home when the power grid goes down? If you have battery storage, you are prepared to handle it without sacrificing your daily conveniences. Think of your home like a computer. Even if your computer isn’t connected to an electrical socket, it will keep running if the battery is charged. Battery storage keeps your home running even when you aren’t “plugged in” to a source of energy.
Batteries differ from generators in that they kick in almost immediately when the power goes off. They are also much quieter than generators, take up less space, and have little environmental effect, unlike generators that burn fossil fuels and create air pollution.
Home batteries provide a more sustainable energy storage option for the future. When electricity prices are low, homes can store power in the battery for use when the prices are high. This is an entirely new way to store energy and control how it is used in your home. Paired with solar, batteries are even more powerful.
A backup home battery system is made up of several components:
A home battery system allows you to enjoy the modern conveniences and necessities of life within your home, regardless of the constant ebb and flow of electricity.
There are different battery types homeowners can choose from. When looking for the right home battery system for your house, consider the following:
Aside from the convenience of a home that runs whether the power is working or not, there are several benefits to equipping your home with a home battery system.
As with many clean power investments, the true financial benefit of a home battery system will manifest itself down the road. Home batteries can cost anywhere from $3,000-$7,000 and range from $400 per kilowatt hour to $750 per kilowatt hour. Batteries that function completely off the grid when the power is down are more expensive than those that simply provide a backup for nighttime usage.
Several companies offer quality battery storage systems for homeowners to purchase:
With Powerwall you can store solar energy generated during the day for use any time. During the day, the sun shines on your solar panels, charging your battery. At night, your home draws electricity from your battery, powering your home with clean, sustainable energy 24/7.
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