The New Standard
Having a Backup Battery with your system is the new standard in Solar.
Overview of Backup Batteries
According to a recent survey on solar energy, roughly a third of all solar-powered homes come with a battery backup system. It is not a requirement because the process of generating electricity by solar panels is completely independent of the solar battery. However, many homeowners choose to have it installed because of the many benefits that it can give.
That being said, there are a few things you have to consider before actually making the switch to solar. For starters, it does have pros and cons that you have to weigh carefully.
What is a Backup Battery?
A solar battery backup is essentially a storage space for all the excess electricity that your system is able to generate. If you do not have a battery system installed, all the produced electricity that you are not able to use is transmitted back to the grid. From here, it will be distributed to other homes or businesses in the community. Of course, your utility company will compensate you for this contribution but the downside is that you will not have backup power in case of an outage.
Another important use of battery backup is that you will always have power even at night or if the weather suddenly becomes cloudy. Shifting between the regular solar power supply and the battery backup is not noticeable at all. It is a seamless transfer that does not require manual switching and will not affect any of the operations in your home.
Different Types of Solar Batteries
There are four types of solar batteries to choose from. They have the same basic function which is to store excess solar energy but all of them do have their own pros and cons.
Lead acid batteries are the most common traditional choice because of their reliability and affordability. However, they do need frequent checks to ensure that they work properly.
Lithium ion batteries, on the other hand, do not require any maintenance. Because of this, they are quickly becoming the top choice for solar-powered homes. Lithium ion batteries also last for a very long time and while the cost is still high, prices have been rapidly going down in the last couple of years.
For larger commercial properties, nickel cadmium batteries are the preferred type. This is because of their ability to work in extreme temperatures and the relative simplicity of the battery system.
Finally, massive scale storage would require a very powerful storage system and this can be provided by flow batteries. The technology is still fairly new and the costs are high but flow batteries do have a very large capacity compared to the other types.
Why We Use STORZ POWER Systems
Storz power is different from the rest–and the difference lies in these four things: accessibility, expandability, Storz Power’s AI+ technology, and easy access to customer service.
Storz systems are designed to offer greater access to crucial elements of the home, allowing you to monitor and configure energy use all in one place, making energy distribution easy for you to customize.
Storz Power understands that one size does not fit all. Storz Power energy storage solutions or packages are expandable, presenting you with many different flexible and truly customizable options.
Storz Power’s unique AI+ technology pools the available power supplies from many sources, automatically manages energy efficiently, and creates a single point of access for maximum control.
Customer service access for their customers is important to them. Their experts know the technology back and forth and are willing and able to answer any questions you may have.
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