Have you ever wished the setting sun didn’t act like a light switch for your home or business? With a solar energy storage system, your solar power doesn’t have to go out with the sun.
Most Hawaii customers have experienced power outages over the years with some lasting over 6 hours. Even if you have a solar PV system, you’ll be in the dark unless you have battery storage. The reason the solar panels shut down when the power goes out is for safety reasons and is required by the utility companies.
Why Use a Home Battery?
Keep What’s Yours
Rather than selling your excess solar energy back to the utility company for pennies, energy storage means you can keep what’s yours. It’s like bottling sunshine for future use.
Say Goodbye to Blackouts
When the power goes out due to downed lines, a strong storm, or a blackout, solar systems, which are plugged into the energy grid, also turn off for safety reasons. So all power shuts down when the power goes out, even though homes and businesses equipped with solar energy storage have a viable source of energy still available. With a home energy storage system, your home or business can safely remain “on” throughout any outage avoiding the hassle and disruption of a power out.
Forget about Time-of-Use Billing
Many utility companies charge different rates, depending on the time of day. They usually charge the highest rates during peak use times in the evening, after the sun sets. Unfortunately, this also the time when a solar energy system without storage stops producing energy. As a result, these households have to supplement their solar energy during the most expensive time. With an energy storage system, you’ll be able to use solar energy collected during the day all night long.
Go off the Grid
With efficient energy storage, you can unplug from public power and go completely off-grid to find out what it feels like to be totally energy independent. The lithium ion batteries used for solar energy storage are safe, highly reliable, and long-lasting. Most are rated for use for up to 20 years. So, you can enjoy peace of mind, saving money, and being completely self-sufficient.
Tax Credit Benefits
If purchased and installed at the same time as your primary solar energy system, energy storage batteries are eligible for the same tax credits and rebates as the rest of your investment. So, you’ll save money on nighttime energy use and get a break when tax time next rolls around.
Lithium Ion Solar Energy Storage Batteries
At STI Solar, Roofing & Air Conditioning, we recommend lithium ion batteries, which are reliable and powerful and come with a top warranty and monitoring with your smart device. Our clients satisfy all their storage needs with one or more of these compact batteries. To learn more about how installing solar energy storage batteries will save you money while making your home or business safe from blackouts, call STI Solar, Roofing & Air Conditioning for a quote today at 808-664-1052. We have great financing for low, middle and high credit scores.