Why should I have a solar battery backup system this winter?
This winter, it is important to have solar battery backup systems incase of power outages, power failures, or emergency situations. Having a bettery backup system will help you keep your home warm and ruuning. Additionally, it will help you avoid the hassle of having to switch on your solar system during an outage. Here in Fort Collins, we get a lot of heavy weather including winter storms, powerful mountains winds, and freezing temperatures. All of these forces can have drastic effects on any modern electrical systems, not just solar panels. Keep reading to hear the pros and cons of battery backup storage and why it is different from off-grid battery storage.
What are some advantages of having a battery backup system?
- Energy that you produce is stored in your own battery backup system
- Incase of a local power outage, you will have backup battery power
- Reliance less on local energy company
- Energy security and peace of mind
- Safety during a power outage, to keep warm and keep important things running
- Automatic battery backup switch
What are some disadvantages of having a battery backup system?
How does the automatic solar battery backup switch do?
During a power outage your solar system will automatically begin drawing power from your backup batteries. This happens automatically when the main source is not drawing power. In most cases you would never even know that there was an outage.
What is the difference between off-grid solar system vs battery backup systems?
Off-grid Solar Systems are not connected to the local energy grid. Therefore, these solar systems come with battery storage and battery backup storage if desired. Homeowners with off-grid solar systems are completely energy self-sufficient and will not be affected by local grid outages or other grid related issues. Their battery backup systems will switch on in case their solar array suddenly stops producing power.
Battery Backup Systems can be added to off-grid or on-grid systems. Backup power is simply that, a backup power. When the source of the power stops producing, i.e. the grid, or your primary battery supply, the backup batteries will automatically switch on. Giving you the peace of mind that you will still have power during an outage.
To learn if a battery backup system is right for you, give us a call today! Your local solar experts would be happy to provide you with the necessary information to help you make your decision.