Solar Panel Battery Storage & Backup in Southern California

Solar batteries are essential for the smooth and reliable flow of electricity within residential homes. They help ensure the lights stay on after dark and when the skies are cloudy and gray. While solar panels will continue to generate electricity when it’s cloudy out, they do so at a considerably diminished capacity. Solar batteries solve this problem by storing energy collected when the sun is shining for use when it’s not. 

Solar Battery Operation

When sunlight hits your solar panels, it is converted into DC electricity. Within the DC-coupled storage system, the electricity is transferred to the solar battery, stored for later use. Then, when needed, the DC electricity is processed through an inverter and converted into AC electricity so that it can power your appliances, lights, etc. It’s a simple, effective, and efficient method of storing energy for later use.

In an AC-coupled system, the electricity goes through the inverter for conversion into AC electricity before entering the house again. It then goes from the home into the battery, yet again when going back into the home. While complicated, the advantage of an AC system is that it can store power from both your solar panels and the power grid, which helps ensure you can always charge the battery so that you never run out of power. 

Lithium-ion and lead-acid are the two most common solar batteries we install. Lithium-ion batteries can store more energy for longer, and they also have a significantly higher depth of discharge, which means that more of the battery can be used. Conversely, lead-acid batteries are nearly identical to the batteries in your automobile. While less expensive, they have a lower depth of discharge and a shorter operational life span, making them less effective and more costly in the long run.  

Benefits of Solar Batteries

You won’t likely need all the power your solar panels generate during the day, especially when the sun is at its brightest or when you are away from home. You can significantly reduce your reliance on the power grid when production drops or evening falls by storing the energy you generate.

Further, solar batteries help shield you against power outages, including blackouts and brownouts. When these occur and the grid fails, your solar batteries can provide the additional power you need to keep security alarms armed, lights operational, and appliances functional.

And unlike emergency generators, solar batteries are 100% silent. This feature means that their operation won’t disrupt your sleep or require the installation of additional equipment or the use of the power grid to keep the electricity flowing through your home. 

TENCO SOLAR Recommends Solar Batteries

Roughly 50% of the days in the region are considered “sunny” days. However, nearly one-third are considered partly cloudy, and the remainder is typically cloudy. In other words, there is a wide variation throughout the year through which you must navigate to enjoy reliable power in your home. Installing LG or Enphase solar battery systems gives you a reliable hedge against Mother Nature’s moods. Solar panels coupled with battery backups are cost-effective investments that both residential homeowners and commercial enterprises in Southern California benefit from installing. 

Contact TENCO SOLAR at (888) 648-9759 to learn more about the advantages you will enjoy when you install solar batteries in your home. We are happy to tell you more about your chosen battery system’s installation process, required maintenance, and expected life span.


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our process

We Make Switching To Solar Simple
Consultation

Begin your switch to solar energy by starting with a TENCO SOLAR consultation. Our team will schedule a pre-site inspection to understand your needs and identify solutions helping you save on your energy expenses while reducing your carbon footprint. We make the process simple by completing permitting on your behalf.

Installation

Working around your schedule, our team will make a solar panel installation appointment that’s convenient for you. We will professionally install all the necessary equipment for setting your home or commercial business up with solar energy access in one day.

Activation

Our team will guide you through the new features and functions of your solar energy equipment in addition to setting you up through Net Energy Metering allowing you to sell your excess energy produced to the grid. We will provide you any service or maintenance solutions you need to enjoy solar connectivity for years to come.

our process

We Make Switching To Solar Simple
Consultation

Begin your switch to solar energy by starting with a TENCO SOLAR consultation. Our team will schedule a pre-site inspection to understand your needs and identify solutions helping you save on your energy expenses while reducing your carbon footprint. We make the process simple by completing permitting on your behalf.

Installation

Working around your schedule, our team will make a solar panel installation appointment that’s convenient for you. We will professionally install all the necessary equipment for setting your home or commercial business up with solar energy access in one day.

Activation

Our team will guide you through the new features and functions of your solar energy equipment in addition to setting you up through Net Energy Metering allowing you to sell your excess energy produced to the grid. We will provide you any service or maintenance solutions you need to enjoy solar connectivity for years to come.

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