When considering switching from using traditional electric power to solar power, many home owners are confused about how solar batteries work. It’s often one of the most misunderstood elements of a solar power system. It’s understandable as most homeowners don’t have a degree or specialty in science and engineering. Not to worry, the experts at Top Tier Home Energy are able to demystify solar batteries for you so you understand exactly what you’re getting and what you can expect:
Solar Batteries Allow for the Generation of Solar Power to Turn into Electricity
When homeowners install solar panels on their homes, they do so to dramatically reduce their electricity bills. The potential to generate a separate income from the energy produced and stored in solar batteries is also extremely appealing. Over time, the installation of solar panels can pay for themselves when you consider that they can last approximately 25 to 30 years with proper maintenance and care.
Typically, when homeowners purchase a solar system, this includes solar panels at just the right pitch to collect enough energy from the sun. A system also includes an inverter, and a performance monitoring system to ensure homeowners are able to track exactly how much energy they’re generating from the sun- a clean renewable energy source, and stored in solar batteries for later use.
In order to create electricity or energy to power your home, solar panels collect energy from the sun. This is then passed through an inverter to convert it into a form of electricity and energy to power a home. Solar batteries store this energy so that when the sun goes down at night, homeowners are still able to access energy to power their homes. Just because the sun has gone down, it doesn’t mean that homeowners are living like our prehistoric ancestors by fire light.
Making Your Solar Batteries Work for You
Typically, homeowners’ solar panels and solar batteries are tied to an electricity grid. In California, this could be Edison, for example. When your home solar power system is collecting more energy than you can consume as a homeowner, you’re energy neutral and reducing your carbon footprint. You’re also eligible to make some money. Excess energy from your solar batteries sent back to the grid can make you money in the form of energy credits towards future energy bills or a check cut to you. It’s not a stretch of the imagination that this is a major caveat for homeowners considering the installation of a full solar system, from solar panels to solar batteries, and more.
Solar power has been exploding in popularity, but homeowners don’t necessarily know how they work. If you’re still confused by the process by which solar batteries collect and store energy, give our experts a call at Top Tier Home Energy (949) 296-2296.