Owners of solar energy systems are always looking to include a solar energy storage system that will enable them to use solar energy in the event of power outages or at night. Simply put, the system stores your captured solar energy for later use making the entire solar energy system more efficient and more convenient to use.
With that being said, there are many benefits to installing a solar energy storage system at your home or workplace and we are going to take a look at some of them now. Let’s get started:
Lower Electricity Bill – because you can switch to the stored solar energy at night, the reduction of electricity bills will be noticeable. Although it doesn’t mean that you can have the off-the-grid lifestyle yet, having a solar energy storage system with larger capacity is a good investment, depending on your daily energy use.
Better Energy Independence – many people don’t like relying on electricity from the grid. With the solar energy storage system, it is possible to meet your family’s energy needs. If you have a modular system, you can gradually add solar panels and battery units, increasing your energy independence further.
Reduce Carbon Footprint – if you are living in an area with plenty of coal-fired power generation, using a solar power system with a storage unit attached may significantly reduce the carbon footprint of your household. Coal-fired power plants release a significant amount of greenhouse gasses. Nuclear power plants release minimum amount of greenhouse gasses, but there’s always huge concern on radioactive waste.
Increase Property Values – the solar energy storage system makes your solar energy system more useful and versatile. It changes the way you obtain and use electricity for your daily needs. It’s a great conversation piece with a potential home buyer. If the system saves you a lot of money on electricity bills, it will be a compelling proposition for people to purchase your home.
Contribute To The Future Grid – in many countries, the use of a solar energy storage system is still in its infancy. However, it’s only a matter of time before these storage units become more commonplace. Improvement in the manufacturing processes will make battery units become more affordable for regular homes. If millions of homes have solar panels and battery installations, it allows for the development of a smart grid. It is possible for homes to contribute to nationwide power generation to meet demand during peak hours, especially at night.
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