People often ask how solar power keeps the lights on during the winter months. The answer? They bank it for later use with batteries!
How is solar energy stored in batteries?
Solar batteries work by converting the DC energy being produced by your solar panels and storing it for later use. In some cases, solar batteries have their own inverter and offer integrated energy conversion. The higher your battery’s capacity, the more solar energy it can store.
What this means in practical terms is that homes with solar-plus-storage can store excess solar power onsite for use later when the sun isn’t shining. As a bonus, since solar batteries store energy at your home, they also offer short-term backup power in the event that there’s a power outage in your area.
How many batteries do I need for my array?
The size of the battery bank is based on the total daily load demand of the home or business. Need a hand determining your needs? Get in touch with us today!