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Berkeley, California is a beautiful city that boasts sunny weather and a thriving community. With plenty of sunshine all year round, solar power is a smart and eco-friendly option for locals to consider. However, relying solely on solar panels may not be enough during overcast days, outages, or blackouts, which are common in the area.
At Citadel Roofing and Solar, we offer a solar battery storage service that can help address this issue. Our systems can store solar energy generated during the day, allowing homeowners to use it at night when power is needed the most. This not only reduces utility bills but also decreases reliance on the power grid, which is crucial during frequent power outages in the city and helps lower your carbon footprint.
With our solar battery system installation, you can have a dependable and green power source in Berkeley.
Solar batteries work by storing excess energy generated by solar panels during the day, which can then be used to power your home in the evening, on cloudy days, or during a blackout. With a solar battery, you produce excess power during the day, and you use that same power when you need it later. Say goodbye to relying on the utility company and take control of your energy usage with a solar battery system.
There’s a reason batteries are always a part of the solar conversation. There’s many benefits to adding energy storage to your panel installation.
With a solar battery, you can automatically detect the loss of power and switch to stored energy, ensuring that your home remains powered even during outages. With blackouts being more common than ever, no wonder solar batteries are on the rise!
You produce power, store it, and use it when needed. No need to worry about net metering policies or peak usage rates. As long as your system is designed to meet your home’s needs, you won’t be buying power from anyone.
Having a solar battery system improves your ability to monitor your energy consumption. With this, you can identify energy habits and make behavioral changes to optimize your home’s energy needs.
Solar batteries can be paired with smart panels that optimize your energy usage. These panels monitor energy production and consumption and automatically change your power usage according to your needs.
The citadel solar team will be with you every step of the way to ensure that your installation is smooth and hassle-free.
When it comes to the price of a solar + storage system, there are various factors to consider, including the quality of equipment, inverters, and battery storage capacity/chemistry.
In Berkeley, the average cost of a storage system as of May 2023 is $1304/kWh. For a 13 kWh storage system, the installation cost can go from $14,000 to $20,000, with an average gross price of $16,950.
California’s utility companies use time-of-use rates, which means they charge more for energy used during peak hours. By storing your energy with a solar battery and using it in the evenings when people consume the most, you can significantly lower your electricity bills.
California’s new policy, NEM 3.0, lowers the compensation for excess solar power sent to the grid. However, pairing your solar panels with battery storage is a smart decision for customers looking for a better return on their investment.
Adding a solar battery to your solar energy system means you can enjoy the same amount of power using fewer panels. Your roof’s condition, size, layout, and positioning in relation to the sun can all impact how many solar panels you can fit on your rooftop.
Both businesses and homeowners may qualify for tax incentive programs like the Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) or California’s Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) to help reduce the upfront cost of installing a solar battery.
Have questions about solar batteries? Here’s some common questions you might have. Have more? Contact the solar experts at Citadel today!
Solar batteries can be used independently of solar panels, allowing homeowners to use power from the grid and store it for outages or peak demand times. This backup option saves money and improves energy efficiency without solar panels, but pairing it with solar panels provides more energy independence and efficiency.
The lifespan of a solar battery depends on factors such as battery type, usage frequency, climate, and regular maintenance practices. The average home battery will last between 5 to 15 years
Solar batteries are generally safe and suitable for home solar systems. However, improper installation or low-quality batteries can cause issues due to the chemical composition of lithium-ion batteries, which are more susceptible to overheating and combustion. Certified installation and reputable products help ensure homeowner safety
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