Changing Household Energy with Battery Storage Technology
Some of the problems that are faced for solar power are that not all households and businesses have the ability to take advantage of it as well as the fact that much of the power that is gained is often sent back into the grid, making the cost savings at a lower rate. To maintain solar power as a productive energy source with a good return on investment, the cost either has to come down a lot more or alternatives need to be explored.
There are companies that have already designed and created battery storage technologies and the options are growing exponentially. The design is based on the numbers for consumption. If there is a large home with a lot of consumption, both solar PV as well as battery storage can be used. The battery storage will allow less power to be drawn by the grid as well as less power sent back to the grid. This will give the home owner the ability to use their own power, and experience a cost savings.
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There are lots of people that would love to have solar for their homes, but can’t afford it. It’s a big problem when we are all expected to stretch out the resulting savings over twenty years before it pays off. Solar is a great idea, and I am glad to see that someone is finally looking into the battery storage situation. With solar, if you don’t use it – you lose it and not enough can be added into the grid to make it worth it.June 13th, 2013 at 5:31 pm
I looked into solar a few years ago because I thought it was the right thing to do and it would save me money. Boy was I shocked to find out the cost and what I would have to do. First, I had to spend $3,000 removing trees in my yard. Next, my roof is older, and they told me that if I had to have to roof redone, I would lose my solar for the length of time I needed to get a new roof. Lastly, and this is the biggy, I could only get an energy benefit while the solar panels were collecting energy. This new battery storage would at least resolve one third of my problems.June 12th, 2013 at 8:44 pm