Can Solar Energy Be Stored?

solar panels on tile roofing

Residents all over the United States are growing an interest in renewable solar energy. As climate change continues to threaten human life, solar panels have become a hot commodity for may homeowners. By installing solar panels onto your home, you increase the value of your home, reduce your energy bill, and can use stored energy when the power grid goes down.

Yes, you can store solar energy. All you need to store solar power is a battery. There is a wide range of solar battery options out there. Depending on the brand of solar panels you choose, you’ll most likely use their battery. For example, Tesla produces solar panels and utilizes what they call a Powerwall.

The Powerwall stores the energy throughout the day from the sun. You can use the energy stored on how you see fit. There is no need to worry about running out of solar energy because you are not allowed to disconnect from power grids. Instead, you can use the power grid when you need it. Many choose to use Tesla’s Powerwall during the night or gird power outages. Regardless, you’ll save money when you tap into solar energy.

Are Solar Energy Batteries Required?

Tesla Powerwall Storing Solar Energy
Source: Tesla

Solar energy batteries are not required for solar panels—especially since the battery is typically sold separately. Unfortunately, there are downsides to not having a solar battery with your solar panel system. When Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO and Co-Founder, unveiled the Powerwall, he stated the following,

“Without a home battery, excess solar energy is often sold to the power company and purchased back in the evening. The mismatch adds demand on power plants and increases carbon emissions.”

Elon Musk, CEO and Co-Founder of Tesla

Those without a solar power battery have no way of storing excess energy during the day. By storing that extra energy, you can save even more money and reduce emissions from powerplants. Plus, you’ll get to use that excess energy whenever you want. 

The United States has the most power outages of any developed country in the world. An increasing population and demanding technology put stress on power grids. Once the power grid goes down, you can continue to use the stored solar energy your panels collected during the day.

How Can I Get Solar Panels?

In order to start the process of installing solar panels for your home, you need to contact a professional and experienced solar panel contractor. Golden City Remodeling has years of experience installing solar panels for residential and commercial clients. Reach out to our team today to start the solar panel installation process.

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