Why Should I Add a Battery? Won't My Solar Panels Be Enough?
Whether or not a solar backup battery is worth it depends on why you want one. Some folks like the idea of paying nothing to the power company, and even making a little profit from stored energy. And if its energy independence you want, a solar battery will set you free. But most people want the battery backup power for emergencies. As far as solar panels alone working through outages, solar panels without a battery are required to shut down for the safety of the power grid
So, without a backup, you will be without electricity for the duration of the outage. If you have a battery backup, there is no power interruption. Your solar battery kicks in and you will hardly notice. A power outage in Florida lasts an average of three days. Whereas, in a disaster, it can last for weeks. With so many power interruptions from unpredictable harsh weather, wouldn't it be better to be prepared with a solar backup battery?
What Kind of Battery Do I Need for My Home?
The right battery for your system will depend upon a few calculations to determine the size of your battery. We take into consideration the capacity of the solar panels, your average energy use, and how you intend to use the battery storage. Will you want your whole home or only essential circuits to run, like your refrigerator, air conditioning, and other appliances that may be critical?
We use state of the art, lithium-ion smart solar batteries from Tesla and Enphase, the top manufacturers of high-quality home solar batteries. Inferior or faulty batteries can have overheating issues and be a safety concern. Our solar batteries are installed by technicians trained and certified for the installation of our solar batteries. You can be sure that your system is set up correctly, checked, and double checked. And you will have secure backup power and independence from your utility company.
Whole Home vs Partial Home Power Backup
When we evaluate your home for solar panels and battery backup storage, we will help you decide how to structure your system. You can have a whole house backup which runs everything in your house during an outage. Or you can choose a partial house backup that powers only your critical circuits during an outage, like your refrigerator, lights, etc.
A whole house system is more costly because you will need more than one battery. A partial backup gives you what you really need at a lower cost. Whether it is a whole house or partial back up, we need to know the size and number of circuits you need to power, and how long you need the battery power. Outages lasting longer than three days is not something we can predict so we prepare for the longer haul.
Semper Solaris: We're Here to Back You Up
With Semper Solaris, you can have a secure, quiet, and affordable solar battery storage so you can manage your home during a blackout. Access to information and communication are critical in an emergency of any kind. And alongside preparation for an outage and keeping the lights on, preparing for the unknown with food, water, and medicine, is an important part of staying safe. And sometimes that could mean survival. The safety of our customers is priority for us. We are only a phone call away and are here to support your solar journey.