Having access to backup power during outages is a priority for most homeowners. There are a variety of options available and it can seem overwhelming trying to find the best choice for your home and power needs.
Over the years we’ve helped many of our clients achieve peace of mind knowing that when the power grid goes down, they’ll still have access to electricity. Whether backup power looks like a solar battery or solar generator, we’re here to help you find the best solution for you.
What Is A Solar Battery?
A solar battery is most commonly used in conjunction with a grid-tied solar energy system. They are also known as hybrid solar systems. This type of system uses solar energy to power your home and also provides battery storage to use during power outages.
Benefits Of A Solar Battery
There are a variety of benefits to using a solar battery as part of your solar energy system.
- Eligible for the 30% tax credit (standard gas generators are not)
- Low maintenance and a long lifespan
- Installation can increase your home’s value
- Quiet operation (generators can make much more noise)
- Run entirely on renewable energy
- Seamless operation during a power outage
What Is A Solar Generator?
A solar generator is a power station that uses portable small solar panels to charge. This stored electricity can then be used to charge or operate other electronic devices.
Traditional generators require some type of fuel to operate, whether propane or gasoline.
People often use solar generators on camping trips, while traveling in RVs, or as a backup power source during a power outage.
Solar generators usually have USB ports and AC outlets to allow you to charge a variety of devices.
Benefits Of A Solar Generator
Depending on your needs, a solar generator can be a great way to protect against a power outage.
- Clean energy with no need for fossil fuels
- Quiet operation
- Low-maintenance power source
- Portable and easy to use
- No worrying about rising fuel costs
Choose The Best Backup Power Option
The best way to choose the best backup power option for your home is to consider how you’ll use it. If you need backup power for your entire home, then a grid-tied solar energy system with a battery backup will likely be your best option.
If you’re looking for a shorter-term solution that will ensure you can charge small devices like your phone, computer, or tablet, a solar generator might be a better choice.
Keep in mind that solar generators are not typically designed to act as a complete power source for an entire home.
Advanced Solar Is Here To Help
Have questions about how switching to solar energy works for your home, business, or farm and how it can help you save on utility bills in Indiana? Maybe you want to find the best way to protect against power outages using solar energy.
We’re here to answer your questions and help you find the best solution for you.