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Options to prevent or manage power outages are developing every day. When a power outage occurs, not only do the lights go out, but the refrigerator stops running, cell phones and laptops can’t be charged, and even more critical, medical equipment that people depend on loses its power source. Depending on how long the outage lasts–and with recent NC and SC weather, it could be days–this results in food loss for both families and companies like grocery stores and restaurants, no communication outlets during an emergency, and far worse for individuals and facilities that rely on power to keep life-saving machines operating. Yes Solar Solutions offers effective options like a sealed gel battery backup to a solar system that can handle critical loads, such as powering refrigerators, microwaves, well pumps, and lights in several rooms. Yes Solar even has its own sealed gel battery backup system that backs up our server and lights in case of emergency. While an option like this is useful, there’s a new solution that we’re excited to bring to home and business owners across NC and SC.
The Tesla Home Battery
Yes Solar Solutions is proud to have recently become a Tesla Energy Certified Installer of the Powerwall. The Powerwall is a home battery that charges using electricity generated from solar panels during the day and powers your home during the night. It also protects your home against power outages by providing a backup electricity supply. This innovative new option is easy to install, takes up little space, and operates automatically. The Tesla Powerwall offers you freedom from the utility grid and the peace of mind knowing you have a plan during an outage. This is a safe, economical, low-maintenance way to provide your home with the solar energy storage more and more homeowners are realizing they need.
How the Tesla Home Battery Backup Works
Each Powerwall has a 6.4 kWh energy storage capacity, which is all that’s necessary to power most homes during the evening using the electricity the solar panels generate during the day. If your home needs more power, multiple batteries can be installed. How does it work? According to Tesla’s site, “A typical Powerwall system includes solar panels, an inverter for converting electricity between direct current and alternating current, a meter for measuring battery charge, and in backup applications, a secondary circuit that powers key appliances. Which components are required depends on how you use your home battery.” The solar panels collect sunlight and convert it into electricity. This charges the Powerwall battery, but the battery can also draw energy from the utility grid. An inverter takes the direct current electricity provided by the solar panels, grid, and Powerwall and turns it into the alternating current your home uses to power your lights, appliances, etc. This may sound bulky, but the system is actually quite sleek. For a more detailed description of the Tesla Powerwall battery and how it works, click here.
What This Means for NC & SC Residents
Essentially what having the Powerwall does for residents is give them a reliable, economical, sustainable way to power their homes, even during outages. Being on the coast, NC and SC see threatening weather often throughout the year. As a Tesla Energy Certified Installer, Yes Solar Solutions is able to give homeowners peace of mind. By planning ahead, homeowners can feel stable year-round knowing they have a battery backup system in place that’s always working for them, no matter what.
To find out more or get started, contact our certified Yes Solar professionals at (919) 459-4155.