Home battery systems allow you to store excess power to be used at a later date. This helps maximize your investment in solar by completely eliminating electricity costs, especially for residents in Southern California, where there is on average 254 days of sunshine per year. Not only does this help with further reducing your utility costs, but it also helps during emergencies as well.
Depending on the battery and how much you are using it, batteries can provide power for several hours, or longer. Battery storage can be an important component of a more robust emergency preparedness plan in the event of a power outage. During an emergency or a blackout, you can rely on your home battery backup system to keep you powered.
Instead of excess electricity being flowed back into the grid, that power will now be stored in your home battery backup system.
During blackouts or days with no sunshine, you can rely on stored electricity to power your home without taking power from the grid, further reducing or eliminating your monthly utility costs.
Typically batteries aren’t much larger than a small bookshelf or children’s dresser.
Most batteries are install inside the garage, but some can be installed on the exterior as well.
They are incredibly quiet and don’t make any discernible sound unless standing directly near the unit.
Yes. The batteries we carry are designed and constructed with the highest standards to prevent thermal runaways.
Most come with a 10 year warranty, but with the proper care they can continue to provide value for years after the warranty ends. Once the warranty ends your battery will be diminished by approximately 20%-40% of its original capacity – this doesn’t mean it ceases to operate, just that it will retain a reduced charge compared to when it was initially installed.
In preparation for the next wildfire season, the CPUC has authorized funding of more than $1 billion through 2024 for SGIP. This funding includes prioritization of communities living in high fire-threat areas, communities that have experienced two or more utility Public Safety Power Shut-off (PSPS) events, as well as low income and medically vulnerable customers. The funds are also available for “critical facilities” that support community resilience in the event of a PSPS or wildfire.
The best way to get started in accessing SGIP is to reach out to us for a consultation.