Gain Energy Independence and Put Money in Your Pocket
Our professionals install lithium-ion batteries for residential customers with solar power systems, and depending on your utility rate structure, help you save even more on your electric bill.
As a homeowner, if you’re enrolled in a demand rate program, you may have a portion of your electric bill called a “demand charge.” This is an energy savings device that decreases costs for those who choose to reduce their peak usage and time of use but increase your costs if you use more energy then. Arizona utilities, especially, are moving toward demand-based rate plans that add new fees to your electric bill for the highest hour of energy drawn from the grid during your billing cycle. Energy storage can mitigate these fees because you can reduce demand charges for your home.
If your utility has time-of-use rates, you pay more for electricity during “peak hours” when demand for electricity is high, typically in the late afternoon and evening when your solar system isn’t producing enough energy to cover all your needs. Your charges are lower when solar panels are at their most productive during the daytime. If your utility uses time-of-use or demand rates, you can benefit from home energy storage by using electricity from your solar batteries during peak hours when demand charges are at their highest. California and Arizona are two states where time-of-use rates are becoming increasingly common, a big reason why so many of our customers can benefit from solar energy batteries for their home.
In many parts of the country, and especially for many of our customers in parts of California, weather can be unpredictable. During extreme weather events, wouldn’t it be nice if you had stored power to rely on? The reliability of renewable energy makes this possible.
If you have a standard solar panel system, you’ll still lose power during an outage because of how your panels are connected to the grid. However, when you add a battery to your system, your home can run off of this solar energy in the event that the grid goes down. Plus, you will be able to avoid higher demand charge fees by relying on energy produced from your system during peak hours instead.
By adding a solar home energy storage battery to your residential solar project, you can achieve peace of mind and power your home at any time with clean, renewable energy.
Energy reliability means using solar power to fulfill basic consumer demand for electricity while still being flexible enough to increase output during predicted peaks.
A solar panel system installed by Solar Gain generates energy and sends it to a solar energy storage battery. Intelligent software automatically manages which power source is used (grid or battery) in order to maximize the use of solar energy. Lastly, the battery provides energy as needed. When the battery is depleted, you will start drawing electricity from the grid again.
Enjoy a self-powered home and complete energy independence while also taking advantage of demand charges.