Everything You Need To Know About Storing Solar Energy
At Zeno, our dream is to create a greener and more sustainable future via our solar panel solutions.
And the good news is that they’re becoming an increasingly popular choice for homeowners.
Before installation, common questions surround how to store solar energy during periods of limited sunshine.
So, this blog will endeavour to answer your questions about storing solar energy, so you can be sure to always have power at the ready!
A Comprehensive Guide On How To Store Solar Energy
It’s a common question – what happens when there’s limited sunlight? What is the best way to store energy from solar panels?
Well, this is where our solar energy storage system comes in! We’re talking about battery storage.
It’s important to note that in Alberta, according to the Alberta Utility Commision, excess solar can be sold to the grid for a credit. Therefore, not having a battery is mandatory for solar panels to work in Alberta.
However, batteries are an excellent solution to store electricity and become less reliant on electricity from the grid, especially during emergencies.
Here’s what you need to know about it.
Storing Solar Energy: How it’s Done
So, how do solar panels store energy?
Solar panels convert sunlight into electricity, which can be used to power your home.
However, the electricity generated isn’t always used immediately!
For example, on a sunny day, a solar panel may produce more electricity than what’s needed, and so the excess energy is fed back into the grid.
And so at night (or during periods of low sunlight), electricity is drawn from the grid to power your home.
This is where energy storage solutions come in – battery storage systems store excess energy produced during the day for use at night or during periods of low sunlight.
How a Tesla Powerwall Helps You Store Solar Energy
We want to give you the best solar energy storage product we can.
That’s why we offer Tesla Powerwall and SolarEdge Batteries, your best solar energy storage solutions!
These batteries give you a clean, renewable source of energy that can power your home around the clock.
So if you find yourself wondering: “Can you store solar energy?” the answer is a resounding yes!
FAQs | Solar Energy Storage Methods
Some of the common questions we get from clients are:
Will I have power with Solar if the grid goes out?
Not without a battery backup system!
While the grid doesn’t shut down often, batteries are a great way to keep you and your family’s energy secure during times of uncertainty.
Do I Need More Than One Battery For My Solar Energy Storage Systems?
Owning a battery backup system is not mandatory, but many factors determine whether you need extra batteries for your solar PV system.
The grid acts as a battery storage system, where you buy the solar power you need and sell the excess solar power you produce.
You may need extra batteries, depending on:
- Your unique energy needs
- The devices you want to back up in the event of an emergency
And the good news is, here at Zeno, we have a team of knowledgeable sustainability specialists that can inform you of your options and help you determine if a battery storage solution is right for you.
How Much Does Battery Storage Cost?
Storing solar energy is affordable when you consider the money you eventually save on power bills.
A battery storage backup system can cost anywhere between $25,000 for one battery (including installation) and $15,000 for each additional battery.
Contact one of our sustainability specialists for more accurate pricing and different battery options here.
What Are The Ultimate Benefits of Storing Solar Energy?
- Enhanced Comfort:
Maintain uninterrupted access to essential amenities during power outages or emergencies by utilizing stored energy.
- Increased Control:
Assume greater control of your entire energy system, and enhance your energy security and independence.
- Cost Savings:
Generate your electricity and diminish your energy bill, resulting in substantial savings.
By storing solar energy instead of relying on the grid, you can reduce your carbon footprint, particularly on overcast days.
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Storing Solar Energy For A Better World
The Zeno dream was born in Calgary, the sunniest place in Canada, boasting over 300 sunny days every year!
In concert with our solutions for storing solar energy, we can not only help you save on power bills but also contribute to a healthier planet.
We’re committed to installing solar solutions on one million or more homes by 2040 for a better future.
With the current threats facing the environment, we believe both of us can create a healthier planet by storing solar energy with the use of solar panels.
We’re one of the few renewable energy companies with a bold world vision that we work tirelessly to achieve.
But we can’t do it without you, so get in touch with us today!