Energy Storage is no longer a thing of the future. There are exciting and new solutions that provide a wide array of functionalilty for your home or business.
The following use cases are important to evaluate in order to determine the best solution for use.
When you want uninterrupted power supply when there is a grid outage, you need some form of backup system associated with you solar system. Depending on how long and how much power you want for backup you may need batteries and a battery management system.
If you are interested in a single circuit or electrical device to be backed up, we recommend either a dedicated UPS or a Secure Power Supply available with SMA inverters which allows up to 2000 watts of power while the sun is shining.
If you are looking for nighttime and longer term backup, we recommend a Battery Backup System which includes a dedicated backup loads panels, a battery bank and a battery management system. There are effective solution from Sonnen, Tesla, Schneider and Outback that are warrantied and factory assembled.
If it is important to you when your power is delivered and when you consume power, you may need a battery system that provides demand management capabilities. We can install a system that provides for self-consumption, so that you do not export any power you produce, but are able to store excess solar generation for later use. Sonnen and Tesla have sophisticated and agile solutions for this.
Load shifting and Peak Shaving are strategies that allow you to plan for a energy delivery to avoid peak rates and time of use rates. Demand management requires close coordination with your expected and actual electrical demand. Sonnen provides a scalable set of solutions for this.