Energy storage and battery backup provides you peace of mind. With an energy storage system for your solar, your life doesn’t get interrupted when the power goes out. In the Carolinas, solar systems stop providing energy when an outage occurs as a safety precaution, preventing injury to neighbors and energy grid workers.
With battery backup, your solar system will be able to continuously keep your house running. Once the power has been restored, thing go back to normal – you use your solar power or grid power, and charge your battery banks from your solar.
The charged battery powers your kitchen and critical appliances such as your coffee maker and garage door opener so you can get to work on time. You have hot water and can charge your cell phone, perhaps you can run a single air conditioning unit. With minimal impact on your energy use, you can enjoy a normal day.
The Power Goes Out for 3 Days
Your solar system provides power to charge the battery. It allows you to use energy during the day while charging the battery to use at night. If you want, your fridge stays on. You don’t have to worry about eating all the ice cream, or what to do with wild game in that garage freezer!
Renu Energy Solutions has trained professionals who will make sure your battery is configured to stretch your stored power as long as possible in the event of a multi day-long outage. Our team will work with you to make your that the essential powered services in your home that you rely on.
Everyone uses energy differently, and depending on what you need most your battery can be sized to help sure your energy outlasts the outage. Your kitchen appliances, garage door, maybe your bedroom air conditioner unit, and critical electronics – can stay energized until the power has been restored. You can even set up your battery with special programming to help you make the most of your solar and avoid using more utility power than you have to.
If you’re interested to hear about one of our energy storage success stories, learn about the first Sonnen battery installed in South Carolina. Renu Energy has been installing these automated, advanced battery systems for over two full years and can help you understand the advantages of using storage with your solar.
Energy Storage has been very important to Renu since our founding in 2010. Renu Energy Solutions has been committed to working with consumers in the Carolinas to meet their energy goals, and that includes battery backup.
In recent years, the price of residential solar has dropped dramatically, putting household-scale clean energy within reach of more homeowners. Innovation has moved at a rapid pace addressing customers’ needs for storing solar energy, and our partnership with sonnenBatterie brings residents in our area a fantastic option.
Battery or Generator? Know Your Options and Decide For Yourself
Some homeowners find solar energy especially attractive because it can provide a source of energy to fall back on if the grid goes down; however, for safety reasons, it is necessary here in the Carolinas to pair your solar with battery storage in order to use your solar energy during a utility outage.
If you already own a propane or diesel generator, you already have a backup energy source should the lights go out. An energy storage product, like the sonnenBatterie or Tesla Power Wall, represents an alternative to gas-powered generation to provide power for critical purposes in an emergency, like refrigeration to chill medications and keep food fresh, or running medical devices or wifi.
Energy Storage for Time-of-Use Utility Customers
There are also situations in which sophisticated new batteries can save you money. A customer on a time-of-use electric rate schedule will start to notice that there are certain periods of the day when using energy from the grid it is much cheaper or much more expensive.
Ordinarily, this would force the customer to adapt their behavior to use less energy when it is priced higher, for example waiting until night time to run the dishwasher or clothes dryer. New home batteries can automatically store the energy from your solar array for use at expensive peak pricing times.
Questions? Call Now and Schedule a Consultation
Renu’s experienced energy consultants are glad to help you navigate the new world of energy storage and make sure you make the right decision for your budget, your needs, and your preferences. Call 704-525-6767 to get started, and be confident that we’re on your side: Reliable and cost-effective clean energy for the customer is always our goal.