Produce your own energy and use it whenever you’d like, day or night.

Solar batteries reduce your reliance on the grid by storing your solar energy for use when the sun isn’t shining. You can use solar batteries to save money, reduce your carbon footprint and prepare your home for power outages.

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What is a solar battery?

Solar batteries are used to store energy that solar panels produce. The stored solar energy can then be used later on, when it is needed.

In addition, solar panels make more electricity during the middle of the day than they do at any other time of day. The middle of the day also happens to be when your home uses the least amount of energy. As a result, your solar panels will produce a lot of electricity that your home won’t need at that time.

Home solar batteries are able to store that extra energy from the middle of the day so you can use it at a different time.

Advantages of having a solar battery

Less dependence on the grid

First, solar batteries allow you to be less dependent on the grid. Having great energy independence also means that you have the ability to power your home entirely with clean solar energy.

Producing clean energy

Utilities derive the majority of their electricity from dirty fossil fuels. Installing a solar battery ensures that you will power your home entirely with renewable energy produced right on your roof!

Access to backup power

The utility grid can be unreliable. Solar batteries can be used as a backup power source when the grid goes down. It is especially useful to have a backup battery bank in places like California, where grid outages are common during wildfire season.

Big savings on your electric bill

Solar batteries also have the potential to save you money on your electric bill. This is especially true if your utility uses a time-of-use rate structure. This means that your utility will charge different rates for electricity depending on the time of day. Moreover, solar batteries can also offer bill savings if your utility does not offer full retail net metering.

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Going solar is a big decision. Let us help you find the right payment plan, solar battery, and design for your roof. You’ll have a dedicated team to walk you through from start to finish. And after installation, we’ll monitor and maintain your solar energy system to make sure everything is running smoothly.

Frequently Asked Questions | Solar Batteries

Yes, absolutely. There are different configurations available and every crisis is different. However, energy backup during emergencies is one of the biggest benefits of having a solar battery. Check out one of our recent solar battery projects. This solar battery installation helped a family save money on their electric bill and provided backup power via a solar battery. Even with a strict HOA, we are able to meet all requirements with no problems.

Yes. A big part of the reason that solar batteries are increasing in popularity is that they allow many homeowners greater control over their home energy usage. As a result, they have the chance to save money and rely less on grid-supplied energy, which tends to come from less environmentally friendly sources. 

How “Time of Use” rates influence energy costs:

Most homeowners use more energy in the morning before leaving for work, and then again in the evening after returning home. These peaks in demand put a strain on public utilities because they try to supply the right amount of electricity at all times. In order to deal with this, some utilities have introduced Time of Use (TOU) pricing in order to curb demand. If your utility is one of the many that has introduced a TOU rate structure, then you’ll most likely be paying more for energy during times when you need it most.

Solar power production typically peaks during max sunlight hours in the middle of the day, when most people are not home. Some utilities offer credits for excess solar energy production, but some public grid systems can’t handle the influx of solar energy that happens midday. In other words, solar production and homeowner demand don’t always match timewise.

A solar home battery allows you to store cheaper solar energy produced during the day so that it can be used at times when you need it most—when the sun goes down and the rates go up.

Yes, we do. NRG Clean Power partners with some of the most trusted names in solar battery technology to provide homeowners with reliable backup energy options.

The convenience of solar batteries, in addition to the fact that they allow homeowners to use clean power for backup, makes them a really popular choice. However, there are other options. You can contact us to learn more about these other options. Here’s a quick list for easy reference:

  • Gas generators
  • Fuel cells
  • Wind power

Below you’ll find a summary of financing options together with the locations where they’re available.

Power Purchase Agreement (PPA3): Available in California

  1. Get solar-plus-battery with no money down.
  2. We take care of the system design, permitting, paperwork, and installation at no additional cost to you.
  3. Only pay for the power your panels produce with a fixed rate increase at 2.9%.
  4. We provide system maintenance and performance monitoring at no additional cost to you.

Lease: Available in California, Hawaii, and Massachusetts

  1. Get solar-plus-battery with no money down.
  2. We take care of the system design, permitting, paperwork, and installation at no additional cost to you.
  3. Get a fixed monthly payment for the first 12 months with a rate increase fixed at 2.9% annually.
  4. Receive a power production guarantee, so you’ll never overpay for solar. If your panels don’t produce the amount we estimate, we’ll send you a check to make up the difference.
  5. We provide system maintenance and performance monitoring at no additional cost to you.

Loan: Available in California, Hawaii, and Utah

  1. Get solar-plus-battery with no money down.
  2. We take care of the system design, permitting, paperwork, and installation at no additional cost to you.
  3. Enjoy one convenient monthly payment and a fixed interest rate.
  4. Benefit from solar panel and solar storage tax incentives.

Cash Purchase: Available in California, Hawaii, and Utah

  1. Get solar-plus-battery with no money down.
  2. We take care of the system design, permitting, paperwork, and installation at no additional cost to you.
  3. No monthly payment associated with your solar energy system.
  4. Benefit from solar panel and solar storage tax incentives.

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