Energy storage technology has been around for decades, but solar batteries used in home solar-plus-storage systems are relatively new to the market. While solar batteries can offer a significant economic benefit for homeowners in certain situations, their price tag means they don’t make financial sense for everybody. Read on for our rundown on what solar batteries can and can’t do for your home.
When you install a solar battery as part of your home solar energy system, you can actually store the extra energy your solar panels produce at home instead of feeding it back into the electricity grid. With solar batteries, you maximize your ability to use the electricity generated by your solar panels on a day-to-day basis. During the times when you need more electricity than your solar panels are producing (later in the day or at nighttime), you can use the solar energy you have stored..