As a San Francisco resident, you may have heard about the rising interest in solar technology which utilizes the raw power of the sun. There are so many financial and environmental advantages that are offered from harnessing the sun’s endless energy with a solar system. But are you taking full advantage of them?
It’s true, we can’t even fathom harnessing the full power of the sun. Just one hour of the sun’s total energy would be more than enough to power the entire world for a year. Solar panels can only capture so much of the sun’s energy. Even that small amount is converted faster than you can use it, and all the surplus energy goes to waste.
Solar energy used to be a “use it or lose it” investment. Thankfully, that’s no longer the case. When it comes to clean solar power, you save a lot from just the reduction on your monthly bill, but what if you could take the surplus energy and save it for when the sun goes down? Well, this is precisely what a solar battery allows you to do!
Solar batteries are typically made of one of three chemical compositions.
- Lead-acid: Lead-acid batteries are often the cheapest option for solar batteries. Their technology has been around for ages, tested, and proved. However, these batteries have a relatively shorter lifespan and DoD (depth of discharge) than the other two options.
- Lithium-Ion: Lithium-ion batteries are lighter and more compact than the lead-acid composition. These generally have the most extended lifespan and have better DoD than the lead-acid. However, these are also some of the more expensive options on the market.
- Saltwater: Saltwater batteries are relatively newer to the solar battery industry and rely on saltwater electrolytes rather than heavy metals. These haven’t had as much testing as the other two, but they are recyclable… so that’s nice!
Why Should You Invest in a Battery Storage System?
With a solar battery storage system, your home can go off-grid during evenings and nights, when the sun is no longer shining on your panels. Solar batteries in San Francisco also offer opportunities for you to earn a profit off of your solar energy. In fact, you could be generating a return of up to 53%. Solar batteries allow you to store and use power during off-peak hours and then sell the surplus energy your solar panels produce to the grid during on-peak hours.
At Semper Solaris, our battery storage systems, such as Tesla Powerwall, have easy-to-use dashboards that allow you to manage and access your usage and storage. Powerwall batteries will enable you to automatically set your system to sell surplus energy at the end of the day.
Solar batteries in San Francisco are a smart investment when preparing for blackouts and power outages or fires and storms. In fact, Powerwall can detect an outage, disconnect from the grid, and restore the power of your home automatically in a fraction of a second. With a solar battery, your home will be prepared for any disaster that threatens your ability.
Why Semper Solaris?
At Semper Solaris, our technicians and contractors are experienced in solar backup battery installation in San Francisco. In fact, we are a Tesla Powerwall certified installer! Moreover, we are a locally owned and operated company and take pride in the services we offer. We believe that every customer is unique and should be treated with respect… including your home, budget, and time!
At Semper Solaris, we understand what makes solar battery storage in San Francisco such a significant investment, and want to help you take advantage of it! Our award-winning customer service is ready to help you get started investing in your home with a solar battery today!