Solar Storage and Home Batteries: What’s Driving People to Buy?

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 PV panels is also flexible, allowing you to install as much or as little as you need to power all or part of your home. Need even more flexibility? That’s why solar customers everywhere are looking to buy into solar battery storage for their home systems. Solar battery storage allows you to store excess solar energy generated throughout the days so you can use it whenever you need.

Battery Storage Protects Against Load Shedding

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 load shedding, 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.

Battery Storage Could Even Earn You Money

There have been a lot of chances with solar in South Africa recently, and soon you may be able to participate in net metering. With net metering, you can actually store energy that you sell back to the grid at peak hours. This system allows solar energy generated by homeowners to help reduce the strain on the traditional electric grid. In turn, this lets electric companies improve reliability for customers. For this helpful service, you are paid per kilowatt-hour generated. Homes with solar battery storage can generate and sell back even more energy than solar installs that don’t have battery storage. Net metering often shows up as a credit on your electric bill from the utility. 

The Best Solar Battery Options

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. Talk to the experts at Affordable Power Solutions about adding battery storage to your rooftop solar installation.