Are you looking to go renewable by adding solar panels to your home, but you’re not sure whether to add a battery at the same time? There are benefits to both adding a battery now or waiting and adding one in the future. To help you and your family find the best solution that suits your goals, we’ve developed this battery storage guide.
Whether you add home battery storage to your solar system when you have your solar panels installed, or at a later date, the benefits you will receive from being able to store your excess energy to use when the sun stops shining are numerous. Perhaps the most obvious one is that you will be using more of your own, self-generated electricity., This reduces the amount that you need to buy from your electricity retailer, and in turn, saves you even more on your energy bill. You also have the added benefit of being more self-sufficient and less dependent on the prices they set.
Installing solar panels has a number of benefits for our planet in addition to saving you money. Using the sun to generate power means less harmful emissions from burning fossil fuels, which in turn helps to fight against climate change. Solar energy also uses far less water, one of our most precious natural resources, than burning fossil fuels to create electricity.
With home battery storage, you can also power through any grid interruptions such as blackouts, and in the case of a multi-day blackout, your solar can continue to charge your battery whenever the sun is shining.