What are the Top 3 reason to install home solar batteries
Home and business owners are increasingly looking to add home battery storage as way to offset ever-increasing utility rates, or to provide backup power in the event of an outage caused by natural disaster. There is good news because advances in new battery technology are enabling more powerful and less expensive home battery products. Good, old-fashioned competition is also heating up to provide innovative solutions. The industry forecasts point to a world where people will combine solar panels and home batteries for true energy independence, that is also healthy for the Earth.
There are three simple reasons most of us find home battery storage appealing.
- Avoiding excessively high utility charges
- Unexpected power outages due to extreme weather events
- A desire for American energy independence
High utility costs drive innovation
Let's face it, nobody wants to overpay. But utility costs keep going up and up. The average rate nationally is about $0.12 for each kilo-watt hour used, but historically the price will increase 4% or more every year due to inflation.
In some locations, utilities are moving to "time-of-use" rates. They charge much higher rates during peak periods when demand is highest as a way to force us to conserve power. These peak rates can be more than four times the average. Ouch!
Enter the home battery system. The battery can store less expensive off-peak power, or even cheaper day-time solar power. Using simple software controls, the battery can be set to deliver the cheaper power during the peak periods to avoid the excessive rates. This is called rate-shifting. Regardless, you will spend less of your hard-earned money.
Extreme weather causes uncertainty
Let's face it, the weather is changing. Droughts, fires, floods, hurricanes, snowmageddon, snowpocalypse, or snowzilla. None of it is good. Whether it is Hurricane Sandy along the east coast, earthquakes in Oklahoma, or extreme California fires, power outages are unpredictable and happening more frequently. The outages also tend to last longer due to these extreme events.
Solar batteries will see you through any grid outages. A battery is simply a storage tank for electricity. Many think of it as an insurance policy to keep the lights on during an outage. For longer outages, add solar panels to re-charge the battery tank everyday.
Americans are an independent lot
Call it rugged individualism, but we don't like to depend on anybody but ourselves. Solar power is equally independent. Solar batteries will ensure your home or business is powered through whatever the utility, mother nature, or the zombie apocalypse, throws your way.
Here are some featured solar battery storage products to give you an idea of the power capacity and cost so you can get started.