Energy Storage

Energy storage

Home energy storage is becoming increasingly popular among our customers. Adding a solar energy storage system to your home can really make a difference, especially for those looking to leverage solar power at night or for backup power during a grid outage.

 

Save money by using stored power during peak hours

If your home is on time-of-use (ToU) billing, home batteries can power your home during those expensive peak rate hours and can save you money. Peak rates are often charged in the evening after your solar system stops producing power. Batteries can power your home during those peak-rate hours, and then recharge the next day.

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Keep the lights on during power outages or planned blackouts

Peace of mind

A regular solar system can’t provide power to your home during blackouts, but a system with batteries can. For example, in Texas, public safety power shutdowns cause frequent blackouts in the fall during hot, windy days. If the electrical grid where you live is unreliable, home batteries could be the right choice to ensure reliable power for your home.

 

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Take advantage of the federal tax credit

Home batteries are eligible for the federal tax credit for renewable energy. Even if you’ve already gone solar and taken advantage of this incentive, you may be eligible to collect it again if you add batteries to your solar system. The federal renewable energy tax credit will be reduced in future years, and after that, it will be phased out entirely. Currently, the tax credit will cover 26% of the installed cost of the batteries. You have to act soon!

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THE SOLAR COWBOYS OFFERS THE FOLLOWING BATTERIES TO ADD TO YOUR SOLAR PANEL SYSTEM:

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FRANKLINWH
  • Model: aPower Battery
  • Warranty: 12 yrs
  • kWh per Battery: 13.6
  • kw Max Cont. Output: 5 kW
  • Max Batteries per System: 15
  • Chemistry: Lithium Phosphate (LFP)

FranklinWH has battery storage options for big homes, little homes, and everything in between. Basic household appliances such as lights, internet routers, refrigerators, and microwaves can all be powered by their essential single battery package, the aGate. Larger appliances like air conditioners and ovens use a lot more power, so FranklinWH recommends their whole home package with multiple batteries, including the aGate and an aPower unit, the next storage system option up.

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ENPHASE
  • Model: IQ5P Battery
  • Warranty: 15 yrs
  • kWh per Battery: 5
  • kw Max Cont. Output: 3.84 kW
  • Max Batteries per System: 8
  • Chemistry: Lithium Phosphate (LFP)

Enphase released a new generation of storage systems, compatible with retrofits and new solar panel systems. The two systems have different capacities, making them a versatile option. With the ability to install multiple units, homeowners can add up to 30kWh of energy storage capacity. Enphase also manufactures inverters, and their batteries work best when coupled with them.

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TESLA
  • Model: Powerwall 2 Battery
  • Warranty: 10 yrs
  • kWh per Battery: 13.6
  • kw Max Cont. Output: 5 kW
  • Max Batteries per System: 10
  • Chemistry: Lithium Phosphate (LFP)

The Tesla Powerwall has three different options, all with the same energy capacity. Their differences are in other specifications, like flood resistance, certification standards, and size. All are compatible with retrofits and new solar arrays and can power a home for about 36 hours.*

*Based on estimates

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