As the popularity of solar energy is ramping up, you’re probably wondering how it all works. The use of solar panels and solar batteries are becoming more prominent in smart homes. If you want to begin using renewable energy, we’ll walk you through it. While solar seems complicated, we’re here to help and we have all the information you need to know.
WHERE IT STARTS
Solar technology begins with a solar energy system. This typically includes solar panels, an inverter, and an energy monitoring system that tracks the electricity produced. Throughout the day, solar panels absorb energy from the sun and turn it into electricity. This energy is then passed through an inverter, and converted in a way that can be used to power the home. This energy system works with the electricity grid to put power back into the grid, while also helping to limit use from the grid. The perk of using this system is a credit to the utility bill, so your energy cost is lowered and those credits can be used to pay the bill. So, what happens if you want to reserve the excess energy?
WHERE THE BATTERIES COME IN
When the solar panels have produced too much energy, that excess goes back into the grid. However, you can now store that energy for later use in your home. Thanks to solar batteries, solar energy can power your home after the sun goes down as well. These batteries work by converting AC energy (produced by solar panels), and store it as DC power to be used in the home. Then, electricity will only be sent back to the grid when the battery is fully charged. Once the battery is drained, you can then draw electricity from the grid. Solar batteries keep the energy flowing, and help to decrease your home’s dependence on grid-based energy.
Energy one solar panel typically produces
Energy solar batteries can hold
Average savings over 20 years with solar energy system
WHY CHOOSE SOLAR BATTERIES?
In addition to storing renewable energy, solar batteries save you time and money in the long run. If there is a power outage, you won’t need to worry, as your battery can act as a back-up generator with the excess power stored. Solar batteries can also improve the economics of your solar energy system. They can help you save more if you experience utility time-of-use-rates or demand charges. With this storage option, utilities and grid operators can manage the flow of electricity more easily. Thanks to solar batteries, renewable energy is becoming more integrated into the overall grid-system.