The Power of Energy Storage
Once seen as an expensive “pipe dream”, energy storage is becoming more and more affordable when paired with solar panel installations. The scalability of energy storage is now playing a revolutionary role in advancing solar adoption around the globe, offering a renewable alternative to backup generators during power outages.
Strides have been made in renewable energy and storage production in recent years. These refined technologies have several benefits:
- A secure, efficient energy grid more resistant to power disruption
- Reduced carbon emissions to help better the environment
- Increased economic value of solar power
- Job creation in manufacturing, engineering, construction, transportation & finance
The rise of energy storage is providing homeowners with the ability to have more control over the power their home produces – not only providing energy reliability during power outages, but helping balance the grid’s energy demand during “non-emergencies”. Homeowners can control when their solar system consumes the energy by taking the excess output generated during the day and using it at night instead of defaulting to energy produced by fossil fuels.
Stored solar energy is also deployed more rapidly than fossil fuel power backups, ensuring that it can help match energy demand. If you install solar panels on your roof or property and choose energy storage, you will most likely have a battery pack installed in your garage or around your house perimeter. These “behind the meter” battery installations refer to power that is generated by your home or building and stored on your side of the meter, completely independent from your utility.
With the cost of solar continuously decreasing, battery backups have followed a similar path with average market prices plunging 87% over the last decade. If you are looking to reduce your utility costs and promote clean, energy-efficient electricity, reach out to us for a quote: suntuitysolar.com/save