Illustration of Daniel Cell, one of the first practical batteries est. 1836
Batteries have been around for over a hundred years. Unfortunately, with cost and unreliability issues, they weren’t practical energy solutions for most homes.
With technology advancement, increase in electricity costs, and climate change, energy storage is the next big game-changer in the energy industry.
Installing energy storage (batteries) with your PV system enables you to capture and store electricity generated from your solar panels. This energy then can be used when your solar panels aren’t producing the energy needed, especially during night or cloud-covered days.
It also provides energy for your home when there are power outages, providing a backup electricity supply.
The biggest advantage of integrating batteries is the ability to utilize photovoltaic systems for homes that can’t get PV approval from the utility company. Homeowners, in this case, would have to keep purchasing electricity from the utility at rates set by the utility.
An energy storage system gives homeowners freedom from the utility by storing energy created by their PV systems on their rooftops and accessing when needed.
Haleakala Solar has been exploring batteries from the moment they opened their doors over 40 years ago. Recent technological breakthroughs and lower costs has created a scenario where battery system investment makes both environmental and financial sense for most homeowners.
Have questions about batteries and energy storage? Haleakala Solar is here to provide you with answers.