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Solar Battery Backup Systems in Simi Valley

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Solar energy systems are great investments in our homes and our future, but one common complaint is that they are often at their most effective when we need the energy the least. Peak production typically comes from bright, sunny days during the hours when the sun is the highest in the sky. When our homes are typically either empty or close to it during the majority of the week while kids are at school and adults are off working, a lot of the energy that is produced is instead sent back to the grid. While this does earn you a credit for the excess you supply back, wouldn’t it be nice if you could instead save that energy and store it for later so you could avoid costly energy during peak use hours? You can with a solar battery backup system from August Roofing and Solar!

Battery backup systems function as energy reservoirs that your home can draw from when needed. Your solar panels will always produce the maximum amount of energy that they can at any given time, but your home may not need that amount of energy at the moment. With a battery backup, the extra power you produce will be saved for when you do need it, whether it’s overnight, during a high-use period where grid energy is exceedingly expensive, or during an unexpected power outage. Battery backups come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and can usually be customized to meet your needs as well as pair perfectly with your already-existing solar energy system.

Learn more about adding a battery backup system to your home by calling the pros at August Roofing and Solar at (805) 519-8099 today!

Why You Need a Battery Backup System

Why should you make the investment in a battery backup system? After all, this is a pretty substantial addition to your energy production system. However, the benefits almost always outweigh the costs. A battery backup system grants you incredible flexibility as well as security and peace of mind of knowing that your home’s energy supply will remain stable, clean, and green at virtually all times.

Here are just a few reasons why people choose to install battery backup systems:

  • Cost control: California’s “peak usage” pricing makes energy the most expensive when it’s the most likely that you’ll need to use it. By storing your excess energy, you can save it for use during these peak-cost hours, preventing you from dealing with high energy bills.
  • Protection from blackouts: Rolling blackouts, both expected and accidental, are an increasingly common part of life here in California. While a battery won’t prevent blackouts, they can provide you with power during one, allowing you to keep lights on and important appliances running.
  • Eco-friendliness: Battery backup systems make your home even more eco-friendly by even further reducing your reliance on fossil fuel energy! By drawing less and less from the public grid, you’re using less and less energy from fossil fuel sources. In turn, your carbon footprint drops, and your home becomes better and better for the planet!

Protect Your Home from Power Outages

Want to protect your home from power outages, particularly during wildfire season? As discussed previously, a solar battery backup system can do that. When combined with a specialized electrical panel that can “island” off your home temporarily during power outages, a battery backup system can turn the power back on when the public grid turns it off. When combined with solar energy, many homes can stay powered for several days at a time. That means you won’t have to worry about going without power during rolling blackouts and you can go about your life as usual.

Increase your solar energy system’s effectiveness by adding a solar battery backup system! Contact August Roofing and Solar today to learn more.