BENEFITS OF BATTERIES
TIME OF USE RATE
Solar batteries allows you to use your stored energy during peak demand hours when utility energy prices are highest.
Whether you rely on critical appliances or experience frequent blackouts, solar batteries ensure continuous energy flow.
TIME OF USE RATES
What are time-of-use rates? Most utilities have a diverse set of production facilities: coal, natural gas, wind, solar, and hydroelectric. Some of these production techniques are more expensive than others, and the cheapest ones can’t be relied upon all hours of the day. Utility companies often disincentivize the use of electricity during these hours by offering a time-of-use rate structure. Under this structure, a customer pays less for electricity when it’s cheap to produce, and they pay more during the typical hours of peak demand.
How can batteries increase resiliency? By resilience, we mean the ability of your home or business to function normally when the grid goes down. If you experience frequent outages, you know how disruptive they can be. When the grid is down, batteries can keep lights, refrigeration, computers, and other critical electrical systems functioning seamlessly. In addition to alleviating routine service lapses, batteries are increasingly being thought of as a central feature of disaster preparedness plans.
TRACK YOUR STORAGE
Monitor your solar battery storage. The inverters and batteries we install often come with monitoring apps, so you can keep track of your energy production and storage through your mobile phone. Different inverter and battery companies have their own monitoring platforms, but some common platforms our customers use are Tesla, SolarEdge, and Enphase.