The market for solar energy systems has continued to grow over the years as the “Go Green” movement has been becoming more popular. Homeowners in Florida and across the country have been looking to add these systems to make their homes more energy efficient. However, most people find themselves questioning whether or not adding a solar battery has a back to their solar panels is a good idea. Of course, there are different points of view around this debate, but if you find yourself wondering if a solar battery system is right for you, it may be a good idea to talk with professionals in the field. SEM Power is a leading provider of solar panels and could be a great company to talk to about your different options.


Should You Add A Solar Battery To Your System?

Having a solar battery system at your home can be beneficial to your system as a whole. For example, if the grid that your solar panels are connected to goes down the batter can serve as a backup to keep your system up and running.  Also, if you have time-of-use rates for your solar electricity, you can end up saving money by utilizing your battery when prices spike. However, as great as this option sounds you’re bound to have questions regarding this large purchase still. Keep reading to learn more about adding a backup battery.

  • Is it difficult to add the battery: The easiest way to answer this question is to look at the design of your solar panel system and whether or not it was designed with the intent to have energy storage added on. If it was designed with these intentions than you already have a way to integrate a backup battery easily. Another bonus if you’re system is designed “storage ready” is the installation won’t end up costing you a lot of money because the process won’t require additional equipment. On the other hand, if your system was not designed with the intention of having energy storage later added the install would become a little more complicated. In this case, you’ll have to add new pieces of equipment.


  • What batteries are compatible: Most of the new solar batteries that are designed and manufactured are compatible with all existing solar panels. The main driving factor behind which battery you should choose will depend on why you are installing the energy storage system. It is also important to understand that no matter what battery option you chose it will be impossible for most of them to take your home completely off the grid. There simply isn’t enough storage to power your entire home for multiple days if there is cloudy or rainy weather. If your goal is to have backup power in case of an outage, you’ll want to pick a larger battery like a Sonnen eco. If your goal is to reduce grid electricity and save money than a smaller battery like the Enphase storage system is right for you.


  • How much does the install cost: Adding a battery to your solar system isn’t a large project and is generally pretty simple, which means the cost shouldn’t be too high as long as your system is in good working condition and doesn’t require any upgrades. Typically the installation will cost around one thousand dollars.


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SEM Power has over 30 years of experience providing a solar battery system to homes in Florida. Our team of engineers takes the time to speak with our clients to make sure we understand what they are looking for from their project as well as any concerns they have before their installation. If you’re looking to add a solar battery to your system, we would be happy to help. Call or visit us today for more information!

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