Are Solar Batteries Worth the Investment?

Installing rooftop solar for your home can offer you energy that’s clean, renewable, and in most cases, more affordable than your current monthly electric bill. Going solar with rooftop solar panels is also flexible, allowing you to install as much or as little as you need. And when you add solar battery storage, that flexibility and reliability increase exponentially.

How Do Solar Batteries Work
Without solar battery storage built into your system, you can only use solar energy as its being generated. That means when you can’t use solar, you’re pulling from the grid, and paying grid prices for energy. Solar batteries give you the flexibility to not worry about it and always have the energy you need.

Battery Storage Protects Against Grid Outages
Battery storage means you don’t need the sun to shine to turn the lights on. And if there’s an outage from the grid due to equipment failure or weather, you won’t be affected. Any excess solar energy your system generates but your home can’t use right away is stored in your solar batteries so you can use it anytime you need, including during a grid outage.

More Dependable Than Petrol
If you are without power, a petrol-powered generator will only take you so far. Not only are they potentially hazardous if not used correctly in the right conditions, but when you run out of fuel, that’s it! A recent example of this problem was the Texas storm duration that left many without power, and then when the fuel ran out, without a backup. With solar batteries, you can recharge whenever the sun decides to come out.

The Cost
You do get what you pay for when it comes to batteries. Options that cost a little more offer benefits and savings that more than make up for the extra cost. Adding any solar battery solution to your system will help you reduce your dependence on the grid and help you keep the lights on, rain or shine. Going for a cheap battery or a bad warranty means your new battery might fail sooner than you think, leaving you out of pocket and looking to buy another. Batteries fill up and release charges every day, so you need to make sure the one you chose will be up to the task.

The cost to produce batteries, like with solar panels, will come down over time, and capacity will increase. But the options on the market today are more than enough to see you through sunny and stormy skies for a decade or more. Talk to the experts at Solar Man SA to see how you can bring solar battery storage to your home energy system.

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