How To Store Solar Energy
Solar energy is great because it’s clean and affordable. But solar energy is even better when you learn how to store your excess solar energy.
Solar Power, The Environmentally Friendly Power Option
Solar power has come a long way in the last several decades.
Before it used to be incredibly inefficient and expensive, but now solar panels have gotten so much better. In fact, people worldwide in homes big and small have started going solar because they’ve realized that they can spend less money on powering their homes while replacing renewable sources of energy with clean, green energy.
And while solar energy technology has improved so much, there’s still more we can do to improve our solar energy systems and the power that they produce.
How To Store Solar Energy
The great thing about solar energy is that it takes advantage of the sunlight that’s freely available outside. Capturing the sun’s light and turning that light into a clean and renewable source of energy is a win for everyone.
But there is one problem.
Most people work during the day. This means that during the majority of the day, the home sits empty. And since people spend most of their time at home during the evening, they still need to rely heavily on the grid to provide them with the electricity they need to run their appliances and electronics because the sun does not shine as abundantly in the evening when they’re home.
Luckily, solar power makes it easy to store that unused electricity during the day, so you can use more of that clean, renewable energy in the evening when you’re actually home.
In other words, solar batteries are a great way to get the most out of your solar energy system when you’re actually home to use it.
How Do Solar Batteries Work
Batteries are pretty straightforward. They store electricity and hold onto their charge until their power stores are needed by an external source. In the case of a solar battery, the electricity is going to be used mostly by your house.
But solar energy is just one part of a larger strategy.
Think of your energy needs in terms of production, storage, and power.
Store Your Production
Your solar energy system helps convert the sun’s energy into usable energy. Your solar energy system first powers the immediate needs of your home. The size and shape of your roof will help determine how much solar energy your system can produce.
Solar Energy Storage
In most cases, your solar energy system should be able to produce more energy than you need at the moment. Which leaves you with excess energy. This is where the battery comes in. Your solar energy system can help you store that solar power so you can use it later when your system isn’t producing enough electricity. Most of the time, you’ll use that stored energy at night.
Use Your Stored Power
When you need the stored energy, it’s there to use. Maybe that’ll be on an overcast day when your system isn’t producing as much. Maybe it’ll be after fresh snow while there’s still some snowfall on your panels. But in all likelihood, it’ll be at night when the sun’s shining elsewhere and your system isn’t producing any electricity until the morning.
The great thing about this energy strategy is that it allows you to further distance yourself from the electricity grid. You can enjoy the benefits of affordable, clean solar energy both when you have an overabundance of it and when your system isn’t producing anything.
Should You Get A Solar Battery
Living in sunny California, you don’t need to worry about your solar panels collecting enough energy from the sun to power a solar battery. However, it would still be helpful to have your solar panels monitored to see if you could benefit from getting a solar battery.
A Solar Negotiators energy expert can help look at your system’s energy production levels and determine how much you could save by storing your energy to use later. They’ll help you understand the numbers so you can also see why getting a battery would be the right move for you.
Time To Go Solar! Get A Free Quote On A Solar Battery From Solar Negotiators
Here at Solar Negotiators, we’re determined to help California make a difference.
We do this through solar power. It helps you save money. It lets you be less dependent on the electricity grid. And it’s a clean source of energy that helps combat the harm done by dirty power sources.
If you haven’t gone solar, we can help you look into getting solar panels to power your home! If you have gone solar, but you don’t have a way to store your excess clean energy, we can help you know how much you’ll save by investing in a solar battery!
No matter what your solar-related needs are, Solar Negotiators can help you.
Make a difference today and get a quote on a new solar energy system or battery.