Solar energy storage is helping homeowners take greater control of their own power needs and changing the way we use electricity here in California. With a home solar battery system, you can store the excess energy your solar panels produce (instead of sending it to the grid), allowing you to use more of the solar energy your panels produce in your own home.
Whether you already have residential solar panels and are thinking about expanding your system or you haven’t gone solar yet but are thinking about it, you should seriously consider installing a solar battery backup system.
Here are the top five benefits of installing solar battery backup for your home in Monterey, Salinas, or Santa Cruz:
1. Blackout Protection & Backup Power
While we don’t experience as many power outages and grid shutdowns here in the Monterey area as other parts of the state, PG&E has implemented several PSPS (Public Safety Power Shutoff) events over the past few years, and increasing power outages are a concern for many homeowners in Monterey Bay.
If you want to avoid outages due to weather, PSPS events, and equipment failure, installing a home solar battery bank is the best solution. Home solar battery storage will help protect your home before, during, and after a power outage by allowing you to keep your solar panels on while the grid is down and giving you a source of backup power you can tap into at any time.
2. Save on Your Electric Bill
Solar batteries let you use more of the electricity your home solar panels generate during the day by giving you a place to store excess power. With a solar power home battery, you can use your stored energy at night—instead of having to buy electricity from your utility company.
You can also use your solar batteries strategically to save money. If you have a time-of-use rate plan, you can use your stored energy when rates are at their highest, and shift to grid electricity when they’re lower.
3. Get Tax Credits for Solar Battery Installation
There are great tax benefits and incentives available for California solar installations. One of the best incentives—the federal solar tax credit—covers solar battery storage. With the credit, you can reduce your federal tax liability by 30% of your total solar and battery installation costs, making the upfront cost of a home battery installation much more affordable.
The solar tax credit was recently expanded by the Inflation Reduction Act, and the 30% credit will be available until 2032.
4. Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Solar batteries let you use more solar energy to power your home, limiting the amount of electricity you have to buy from the electric grid. Most of the electricity that comes from the grid is generated by burning fossil fuels, and this type of electricity generation is the second largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. Making the switch to solar plus battery storage will help you lower your fossil fuel consumption and reduce your impact on the environment.
5. Become Energy Independent
The more electricity you can produce and store on your own, the greater your energy independence will be. With a large enough solar system and battery bank, you could even take your home off the grid for total energy independence.
Add Solar Batteries to Your Home in California
Don’t miss out on the benefits of solar batteries for your CA home! Premo Solar can help you find the best solar battery bank for your home, so you can maximize your solar savings and protect your home against power outages. We install solar batteries from leading brands and our expert installers know how to utilize your space efficiently for a clean installation.
Monterey and Salinas homeowners have trusted the Premo name for decades, and you can count on our team for an exceptional solar experience.