A battery backup solar power system will provide your home with power if the utility grid goes down—such as after a natural disaster. A fully charged battery will power basic home needs for a few days and a solar powered home can recharge the battery from the sun to run indefinitely.
A fully charged battery provides enough energy for your essential needs during an emergency.
- Run Your Refrigerator—Make sure you don't lose all the food in your fridge during a power outage.
- Charge Your Cell Phone—Stay in touch with loved ones, news, and emergency response when you need it most.
- Provide Basic Ligh.
- Home Security—Ensure any systems protecting your home and property are up and running.
How Home Energy Storage Works?
The above diagram shows the process flow of solar electricity generation and storage.
A) Solar Panel - Solar panels are typically installed on the roof and are made up of photovoltaic (PV) cells, which convert sunlight into direct current (DC) power.
B) Battery Storage - Your battery system will provide power to your home in the event of a utility power outage.
C) Inverter - The DC power from the solar panels is sent to an inverter, where it is converted into alternating current (AC) power, or standard electrical current used to power your home.
D) Electrical Panel - AC power travels from the inverter to the electrical panel, often called a breaker box.
E) Utility Meter - The utility meter continually measures your electrical supply.
F) Utility Grid - Your home remains connected to the utility grid to supply you with electricity when power is available.
With energy storage capability, homeowners with solar power systems and home system monitoring today can control their electricity costs and have the security of knowing they'll have power during an outage. In the near future, battery storage will help homeowners manage energy loads using stored power, including charging electric vehicles at night.