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  • Writer's pictureJordan Bloomingdale

Powering Your Home Uninterrupted: The Power of Solar Battery Backups

Hello there, homeowner! Have you ever thought about the energy powering your home and whether there's a more sustainable, resilient way to do it? If so, you're in the right place. Today, we're exploring solar energy solutions and the pivotal role battery backups play in keeping your lights on, your fridge cold, and your EV charging, especially when power outages strike.

Solar Energy and Battery Backups: A Power Pair

Solar energy has been a game-changer in sustainable home energy solutions, and battery backups just made them even more valuable. But what are battery backups exactly?

Battery backups store excess energy generated by your solar panels. This stored power can be used when your solar panels aren't producing enough electricity, like during nighttime or blackouts and brownouts. Battery backups come in two flavors: whole-home and partial-home. Whole-home battery backups can power your entire home during an outage, while partial-home versions only power certain essential circuits.

West Coast vs East Coast: Different Needs, Different Policies

Solar energy and battery backup needs can vary greatly depending on where you live. Let's consider California with its NEM 2.0 and 3.0 policies. These policies impact the compensation you receive for excess solar power fed back to the grid, a process called net metering. In the Golden State, battery backups are increasingly becoming a necessity for optimizing solar energy use and maximizing savings.

On the east coast, states like South Carolina, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Florida, Virginia, and Massachusetts each have their unique solar energy policies and incentives. Depending on these, battery backups can be an attractive addition to your solar solution.

SolarEdge and Enphase: Leading the Charge

Two brands leading the solar energy solution industry are SolarEdge and Enphase. Their products offer unique features that add considerable value to your solar energy systems. For example, they offer Weather Alerts, which give you a heads-up on potential power outages due to adverse weather conditions, allowing you to prepare and ensure your batteries are fully charged. Plus, they offer app-based monitoring, allowing you to keep track of your solar system's performance and your home's energy consumption, right at your fingertips.

Ready to Harness the Power of the Sun?

Going solar is a big step, but it's one that offers significant rewards – from reducing your carbon footprint to securing energy self-reliance. If you're curious about whether you qualify for solar, head over to our Solar Survey. If you have any questions related to battery backups, don't hesitate to drop us an email at

Harness the power of the sun, bolster your home's energy resilience with battery backups, and take control of your energy future. Let's illuminate the way together!

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