The solar and renewable industry in Houston, TX, is exploding with technological advancements happening quickly and rapidly. One aspect is battery backups. Battery backup products are being deployed by various solar manufacturers rapidly. It is an exciting time to be a part of what is very clearly one of the fastest-growing industries! At Sunshine Renewable Solutions (SRS), we strive to stay at the forefront of these technological advancements and new product offerings. We spend countless hours vetting new products, such as battery backups. We focus on learning the value-add they give our customers while continuously educating ourselves on new installation techniques to satisfy code and product requirements. No technological advancement has challenged us quite like the advent of battery backup.
In 2020, Sunshine Renewable Solutions battery backup sales and installations have increased exponentially. 10% of our total installation volume includes battery backups in Houston, TX. Compared to 1 battery backup installation that SRS did in 2019. Sunshine Renewable knows and understands that battery backups combined with solar are the future of the industry, and we’ve spent countless hours diving into what makes a successful battery installation.
The first thing we should cover bout battery backup is the costs. The battery backup cannot be looked at as an investment like you have looked at solar. You do not install a battery to achieve tens of thousands of dollars in savings as you do with your solar investment. A battery backup is just like having a generator installed for your home but one that is produced by clean energy. That can be connected and powered by solar. The benefit of a battery backup is that your solar system can charge it, and when your power is out on a sunny day, it can run on solar energy through your battery. There is no need to refill it with gas. But you already probably know this, which is why you are looking at a solar installation with a battery backup in the first place. Now let’s talk about the cost of a battery backup.
Like solar system costs, battery backup costs are going to vary for each installation. What you need to ask yourself is, “what do I want to back up in case the power goes out?” Do you want to backup only critical loads such as kitchen appliances, mini splits, lights, fans, etc.? Or are you trying to back up your whole home such as A/C’s, ovens, heat pumps, well pumps, pool pumps, etc.? As you can imagine, a partial home backup is much less expensive than a whole home backup. So be realistic!! If you’re on a budget, then don’t back up everything! Our team will help you do a load analysis. This will consist of an onsite visit to evaluate your solar battery backup needs. We promise to make the process fun and informative!
After the consultation and you have decided you would like to move forward with a battery backup installation, how you want to use your battery backup, and your budget, it’s time to choose the best battery backup for your home or business. We are proud installers of Tesla Powerwall, SonnenCore and Sonnen eco(linx), Enphase Encharge, LG Chem, Generac PWRCell, and Sol-Ark + Storz battery systems. These are our prominent (and most popular) battery backup options; however, we will be more than happy to discuss if you have a preference that we haven’t listed.
Battery backups are incredible pieces of cutting-edge technology that can ensure your house is energy independent, safe, and help you achieve your home automation goals. They are long-lasting, require little maintenance, and smart. They will most certainly make hurricane season less stressful, utility blackouts less annoying, and help you achieve your net-zero emissions goals. Contact Sunshine Renewable Solutions today to discuss all of your battery backup options!