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Solar Energy Storage 101

Investing in solar panels and starting your clean energy journey is an exciting time for business owners! You most likely took the leap to install solar panels for several reasons. Whether you were hoping to minimize monthly energy costs or reduce your reliance on the local power grid, your solar panels are ready to get to work to produce the power you need, when you need it.

One of the best ways to support your solar panel system is by investing in solar energy storage! While solar panels are workhorses, they can’t do it all. Solar panels constantly work to collect energy from the sun, often producing more power than the average business may need. However, solar panels themselves have no way to store that excess energy. That’s where solar energy storage comes in! Keep reading to deepen your understanding of the benefits of solar energy storage.

How Does Energy Storage Work?

Energy storage gives your solar system a convenient way to store and collect excess energy. Once the energy is stored away, it can serve as either a backup power source or as a means for the advantageous netting tariff.

With solar energy storage comes peace of mind! During local power outages, your solar battery should turn on automatically as the panels shut off during outages for safety reasons. Having a solar battery in place lets you rest assured that your business’ power will stay steady for both employees and customers.

Which Solar Battery is Best?

There are quite a few options available when it comes to solar battery storage, but our solar panel specialists recommend investing in lithium-ion batteries for your solar storage needs. There are many advantages of opting for lithium batteries over lead-acid batteries, such as:

  • Increased energy efficiency
  • Less maintenance
  • Extended lifespan
  • Inexpensive and easily accessible
  • Installation flexibility

Our team at PurePoint Energy is certified to install a variety of batteries to serve our customers’ energy storage needs. It’s important to keep in mind that a single battery may not be able to power every single circuit in your commercial space, but it can provide backup energy for select circuits until your solar panels are ready to get back to work.

The Benefits

Take Charge of Your Energy Supply

One of the main advantages of solar batteries is the ultimate energy control they offer to business owners. Whether it’s an overcast day or your panels simply didn’t produce sufficient energy for the day, you’ll be able to pull from your own power supply instead of sourcing energy from the grid. You’ll have complete control over your home’s energy usage and where the surplus of power will go.

Reduce Your Household’s Carbon Footprint

Solar batteries are the way to go if you’re hoping to minimize your personal impact on the environment. By becoming solar self-sufficient, you’re also going green and reducing your carbon footprint.

Minimal Noise

Good news; solar batteries are often quiet, discrete, and won’t diminish the peace of your neighborhood with an obnoxious operating noise. The next time there’s a power outage, you won’t have to worry about dragging out the noisy generator from the garage. Instead, your silent and reliable solar battery will come to save the day!

Commercial Solar Panel Specialists

Upgrade your commercial solar system’s efficiency through solar battery storage! Come rain or shine, your solar system will be ready to serve your energy needs. PurePoint Energy can help determine the best battery for your home, system, and budget. Take control of your solar energy storage and call us today at (203) 989-2905 or complete our online contact form to schedule an installation appointment!

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