Choosing the Right Solar Battery Backup System

Thinking about solar panels for your house? But what happens when the sun goes down? Here's where solar battery backup systems come in. They store extra energy from your panels so you can use it at night or during power outages. But with all the options out there, how do you pick the right one? Don't worry, this guide will break it down for you.

Think about Needs, Not Just Watts!

First, forget watts for a sec. Watts measure how much power your system produces at a single moment, kind of like the horsepower of a car. What you really need to know is kilowatt-hours (kWh). This measures how much energy your system stores, like the size of your car's gas tank!

Imagine you want to power your phone at night (around 0.1 kWh) or your whole fridge for a day (around 3 kWh). The bigger your needs, the bigger the battery (kWh) you'll want.

Brands & Compatibility

SunWatts offers systems from different brands, kind of like choosing between different phone brands. Each has its own features, so pick the one that works best with your existing solar panels (if you have any).


Think you might want to add more solar panels later? Make sure your battery system can grow with you! Some systems allow you to add more batteries for extra storage later on.

The Final Score: Get Help!

Choosing a solar battery system can be confusing, but don't sweat it! SunWatts offers a free consultation, with purchase of a 5kW or larger Solar Kit, to help you figure out your needs and recommend the perfect system for you. We can even help you understand the financial incentives available for going solar.

So, ditch the darkness and embrace solar power! With the right battery backup system, you can enjoy clean energy 24/7.

Check out SunWatts' handy comparison table to see the different features of each solar battery backup system!

Jun 13th 2024

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