Solar Battery Storage: 5 Things You Need to Know

Should you have battery storage included in your solar energy system? We explore 5 big questions homeowners have when designing their rooftop solar energy system. 

  • Why is solar storage important? 

When you’re planning your rooftop solar energy system, including battery storage can help you extend its reliability to times when even the grid can’t back you up. Battery storage is more independent from the energy grid so that at your home, the lights are always on.

  • How does solar storage work? 

When your solar energy system produces more clean solar energy than your home can use, battery storage can hold that energy for times when you’re not able to generate enough energy like when it’s cloudy or at night. When your home needs more energy than your system is generating, instead of tapping into the grid for expensive fuel-based energy, you’ll tap into your own supply of rays.

  • Why are solar batteries so costly? 

The benefits you get from the battery storage can help you go 100% off the grid, so it’s important to have a quality solar storage solution that kicks in when the sun is out. And quality costs money! It will be worth it when your lights are the only ones on the entire street shining bright. But the cost of solar equipment has been on the decline for over a decade, and as technology gets more advanced and easier to produce, the costs will come down there, too. 

  • What is the true value of solar storage? 

The real value is in your independence from the electric grid and the knowledge that you’re safe from load shedding, storms, and grid equipment failures. That peace of mind is invaluable for many solar customers. 

  • How often do I need to replace my solar batteries?

Most solar batteries will last between 5 to 15 years. So while that is a decent amount of time, they’ll probably need to be replaced once within the 25 to 30+ year lifespan of your solar system.

Call Affordable Power Solutions today to see how adding solar battery storage to your system can boost your energy independence and make going solar the best decision you ever made.