Residential use of battery storage has become more viable in recent years with solar system compatibility. If you include energy storage when you switch to solar, you will be able to store the extra energy your system overproduces rather than sending it back into the grid to build credits on your utility bill. When your system produces less energy at night or when it’s cloudy, you can then use the energy you have already stored. This provides savings in states without net metering, but in states that do, it’s just another way to utilize the energy you have already generated. While you can’t typically go “off-grid” with solar batteries, they can provide temporary backup power during power outages which may help eliminate the need to invest in a generator. Storing your energy for later, when it is most needed, also improves the efficiency of the utility grid and offsets the demand for fossil fuels while providing uninterrupted power to consumers. According to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the solar industry’s scalable future success could be determined by a cost-effective implementation of battery storage. Ultimately, storage makes solar energy a lot more resilient and reliable while also helping consumers save money due to the uninterrupted power access.
*Statistic based on Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Report “Berkeley Lab Illuminates Price Premiums for US Solar Home Sales
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