California has seen some drastic changes in net metering policies for solar energy this year, and many home and business owners are wondering if solar is still worth it. Here at Premo Solar, we say yes! In fact, when you install a solar battery with your residential or commercial solar system, you’ll be able to take advantage of NEM 3.0 buyback rates along with many other benefits.
At Premo Solar, we want you to gain energy independence away from the grid and our roofing, solar, and battery storage expertise can help you maximize your savings.
Benefits of Solar Battery Backup
Solar panels have many advantages on their own, with reduced electricity costs and reduced greenhouse gas emissions—but these benefits are enhanced with the addition of solar battery backup.
Save More with NEM 3.0
California’s net metering policies have changed with the introduction of NEM 3.0. Under the new net metering rate structure with NEM 3.0, utilities pay less for the electricity solar customers send them. With solar plus battery backup, you can store your excess electricity and use it yourself instead of sending it to the grid. By strategically deploying stored solar energy during on-peak hours, you can avoid expensive time-of-use rates and maximize your savings.
With more severe weather conditions in recent years, power outages are becoming a part of everyday life on the Central Coast. All grid-tied solar systems will automatically shut off when that happens as a safety precaution. But, with solar plus battery storage, your home and comfort will be protected—solar batteries allow you to keep your solar panels on during a power outage.
Solar battery backup allows homes and businesses to reduce their reliance on the electrical grid. As energy rates are expected to continue rising, solar panels plus battery storage can decrease—or even eliminate—your electricity bill. The benefits of solar power and battery backup are amplified if you’re in the process of electrifying your home or business because solar panels can power electric appliances like heat pumps and heat pump water heaters.
Battery Backup Qualifies For Incentives
In addition to net metering, both residential and commercial solar battery systems are eligible for other solar incentives, like the 30% federal investment tax credit (ITC). The solar tax credit reduces your federal tax liability by 30% of your solar panel and battery installation costs, making solar more affordable for your home or business.
Premo Solar: The Central Coast’s Trusted Solar Installer
We started as a roofing company in 1983 and have been a part of the solar energy boom in California since its arrival—using our roofing knowledge to better equip homes and businesses in Monterey and Santa Cruz counties for solar panel installation.
At Premo Solar, we use the highest quality solar batteries, like Enphase IQ and Tesla Powerwall, to ensure optimal performance and storage capacity for your solar system. Our team handles everything from start to finish with solar and battery installation—from permitting to the final inspection—making your experience as straightforward and easy as possible.
Are you ready to take advantage of solar battery backup for your home or business? Reach out to our team to get started!