Surveys show that there are more than 3 million solar energy installations in the United States. As that number quickly climbs, many people find themselves interested in solar panels and Tesla battery storage. But how much power can you get out of a solar battery backup in San Diego?
If you’re curious about installing solar, Powerwall, or both, we’re here to help. Read on to learn more about your residential solar installation and how long your solar battery will last on a charge.
Factors That Affect Your Solar Powerwall
Unfortunately, there’s no one number for how long all Tesla Powerwall units will last. However, if you understand the factors involved, you can calculate or accurately guesstimate the duration. Here are some of the factors that affect your unit’s performance.
Tesla Solar Panels and Battery Storage
To start, you should look at what size battery you have. Not all solar battery units are the same size.
It may seem too simple to say, but a smaller battery will not last as long as a larger battery. A larger battery generally has a bigger capacity, meaning it holds more power. Smaller batteries are more common in modest homes or mobile dwellings.
Additionally, a smaller solar battery may not last as long in terms of its overall lifespan. These batteries experience wear and tear every time they charge and discharge. Low-capacity batteries need to charge and discharge more often, making them wear down quicker.
Another important factor is the energy needs of your home.
If two batteries hold the same amount of power, which runs out first? The answer is whichever one is used more.
Consider the days you’ve used your cell phone more often and how much quicker the battery drains. If you use your solar battery non-stop and consume its power, it will drain quicker than if you weren’t using it beyond simple utilities.
Finally, the age of your battery will affect how long it lasts. The Tesla Powerwall lasts anywhere between 10-20 years.
Frequent use or the environment you live in will change this lifespan. For example, a battery in the heat of Arizona will deteriorate faster than one in temperate parts of New England.
As your battery ages, it won’t hold a charge as long. This issue is common among all electronic devices.
If you notice your battery is draining faster than it should discharge, contact us. We’ll happily come and survey your battery to see what’s causing the issue. If the battery is at the end of its lifespan, we can help you easily replace the unit.
Solar Battery Backup in San Diego
Your Tesla solar panels and battery storage will die out faster if your energy consumption is high. Keep tabs on your solar Powerwall to monitor if it’s running out of power too quickly. If you see issues with your solar battery, such as a power outage or damage, have it replaced.
For more help with your energy needs, be sure to contact us today!