The benefits of having a solar battery in your home are obvious. Solar batteries make storing large quantities of useful, clean energy in your home easy. It ensures that the lights inside stay on, even when the sun is hiding behind a layer of clouds. Many people are now electing to include solar batteries in their homes when they first install a solar.
More than just selecting one type of battery over another, there are factors about your particular home or energy use patterns that make one battery a better choice than the others.
Why Do You Need a Solar Battery?
Realistically, a solar battery is a practical addition to any solar panel installation and anyone considering adding a new solar array to their home should also factor in the purchase of a battery as well. But for those who might be hesitant to spend yet more money on a battery, here are some common reasons that many people have for owning a solar battery:
For homes that aren’t connected to a utility company, a solar battery is the only way to keep your lights and appliances running during cloudy days or at night.
By storing excess solar energy, you’re independent of your local energy grid. Not only will you have the energy you need, but also the ability to sell back any extra to the local power company, earning you money.
For urban areas that are prone to power outages, solar batteries keep your home running.
THE COSTS OF A SOLAR BATTERY
A concern for any major addition to the home is, of course, the cost. For some, the idea of investing money in a solar panel installation only to invest more into a battery can be hard to stomach. Lucky for you, the cost of many solar batteries is starting to come down. This is in part because more manufacturers are producing batteries, and they’re improving the technology. Additionally, the same federal and state tax credits and incentives you can claim for your solar array can also be used for a solar battery.
Generally, you’ll find that solar batteries fall within a price range of $5,500 to $20,000. These prices will vary based on the size of the battery, the type of the battery, and the brand.