Home Battery Backup Systems: Reliable Energy Storage Solutions

At Sustainable Energy Group (SEG), we are committed to providing reliable and efficient home battery backup systems, offering you peace of mind during power outages and maximizing your solar energy utilization. Trust our expert team to install a home battery backup system that keeps your household running smoothly, even when the grid goes down. We also offer maintenance services and timely reminders to ensure your system operates at its best.

Why Choose SEG for Home Battery Backup Systems?

  • Energy Independence: Our home battery backup systems store excess solar energy, allowing you to use it during peak times or when the grid is down, reducing reliance on the utility company.

  • Time-of-Use Optimization: SEG leverages battery triage strategies, using stored energy during utility companies’ peak pricing hours. This enables our customers to “game the system” and avoid expensive peak prices set by utilities like PG&E, cutting down electricity costs significantly.

  • Seamless Integration: SEG seamlessly integrates home battery backup systems with your existing solar panel setup, providing a comprehensive and efficient energy solution.

  • Power Continuity: During power outages, the home battery backup system automatically switches to power your essential devices, ensuring your home remains powered and functional.

  • Brand Selection: We offer top-quality brands like SolarEdge and LG Chem RESU, known for their reliability and long-lasting performance. These brands ensure you have a robust and dependable energy storage solution.

  • Savings and Incentives: Home battery backup systems may be eligible for incentives or rebates in many regions, helping you save on installation costs and make a sound financial investment.

  • Scalable Solutions: Our home battery backup systems are expandable, allowing you to add more battery capacity as your energy needs evolve.

  • Expert Installation: Our experienced installers handle the entire process, ensuring a seamless integration of your home battery backup system with your solar panels and electrical setup.

  • Minimal Maintenance: Home battery backup systems require minimal maintenance, and our team provides periodic check-ups to ensure optimal performance.

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Discover the advantages of a reliable home battery backup system. Contact us at Sustainable Energy Group to schedule a free consultation and receive a personalized quote. Our knowledgeable team will help you choose the right system for your energy needs and ensure a seamless installation process.

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To learn more about our home battery backup system services or any of our other sustainable energy solutions, get in touch with Sustainable Energy Group today. Our services are available in Nevada County, Placer County, Yuba County, El Dorado County, and Butte County, with cities in the area like Grass Valley, Nevada City, Penn Valley, Auburn, Oroville, Yuba City, Rocklin, and the surrounding areas in Northern California. Take the first step towards reliable and efficient energy storage for your home.

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Top 10 FAQs – Home Battery Backup Systems

1. What are home battery backup systems, and how do they work?

Home battery backup systems are energy storage solutions that store excess energy generated by your solar panels. They work by capturing and storing this surplus energy, making it available for use during peak demand times or power outages. The stored energy can power your essential devices, providing you with continuous electricity supply and reducing reliance on the grid.

2. How can a home battery backup system benefit me during power outages and offset high costs?

During power outages, home battery backup systems automatically switch to provide power to your home’s essential devices, ensuring your household remains powered and functional. Additionally, these systems can help offset high utility costs by storing excess solar energy during off-peak hours and using it during peak demand times, when electricity prices are typically higher. With a strategic battery triage approach, we utilize stored energy during utility companies’ peak pricing hours, helping you “game the system” and avoid expensive peak prices set by utilities like PG&E, further cutting down electricity costs significantly.

3. Can home battery backup systems be used in conjunction with solar panels?

Yes, home battery backup systems are designed to work seamlessly with solar panels. They store excess solar energy generated during sunny periods and make it available for use when solar production is low or during peak demand times. This integration maximizes your solar energy utilization and further reduces your dependence on the grid.

4. What size home battery backup system do I need for my energy needs?

Home battery backup systems come in various sizes and capacities to suit different energy needs. At Sustainable Energy Group, we offer popular sizes like the LG Chem RESU with 9.6 kWh and 16 kWh capacity and the SolarEdge EnergyBank with 10 kWh and 15 kWh capacity. These systems can power essential appliances during outages, ranging from a few hours to multiple days, depending on the battery size and your energy consumption. For example, the LG Chem RESU 9.6 kWh battery can provide backup power for critical devices in your home for up to 12 hours during an outage, while the larger 16 kWh model can extend the backup duration up to 24 hours.

We also offer top-quality LG Chem and SolarEdge batteries, which boast similar technology, efficiency, and quality as the Tesla Powerwall but at a lower cost, providing you with an affordable and reliable energy storage solution.

5. Are home battery backup systems eligible for incentives or rebates?

Yes, home battery backup systems can qualify for incentives or rebates in California. The federal investment tax credit (ITC) allows you to claim up to 30 percent of the cost of your solar battery as a credit towards your federal taxes. For most homeowners, the ITC can help decrease the cost of a battery by an additional $3,000 to $4,000.

Moreover, the Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) in California offers upfront rebates for installing an energy storage system. The SGIP incentive values vary over time and depend on the size of the battery you install. For most residential customers, SGIP is currently in Step 6, offering $200 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) of stored energy capacity. For the popular Tesla Powerwall 2 battery, this comes out to $2,700 in savings.

To further incentivize storage adoption, California also offers an Equity Resiliency Incentive as part of the SGIP program, providing additional rebates for qualifying projects, including those for low-income households and customers living in high-risk fire areas.

To find out if you qualify for SGIP or any other incentives, call us today.

6. How long can a home battery backup system power my home during an outage?

The duration a home battery backup system can power your home during an outage depends on its capacity and the devices it needs to support. For example, the LG Chem RESU 9.6 kWh battery can power essential devices for several hours, while the larger 16 kWh model can provide backup power for a longer duration. The SolarEdge EnergyBank with 10 kWh or 15 kWh capacity also offers similar backup durations.

To provide an example, a 10 kWh home battery backup system can typically power critical loads like lights, refrigerator, and a few small electronics for up to 10-12 hours during an outage. However, backup duration can vary based on your specific energy consumption and the size of the battery system.

At Sustainable Energy Group, our expert team will assess your energy needs and recommend the most suitable home battery backup system that aligns with your backup duration requirements.

7. Can I expand my home battery backup system in the future if my energy needs change?

Yes, home battery backup systems are expandable and can be tailored to accommodate your changing energy needs. If your energy consumption increases, we can add more battery capacity to ensure sufficient backup power.

8. What maintenance is required for home battery backup systems?

Home battery backup systems generally require minimal maintenance. Our team will provide periodic check-ups to ensure the system functions optimally and remains in excellent condition.

9. How do home battery backup systems optimize energy usage and cut down on utility costs?

If you have solar panels, you can use your battery to store the energy that your panels produce during the day and use it to power your home during peak hours and peak utility (PG&E, +) pricing in the evening. This can help you to save money on your energy bills and offset the purchase of the battery.

To do this, SEG program and schedule using current technology included into our selected inverter/battery combinations. 

For example, you could schedule your battery to be discharged from sunset to 9:00 PM. This would allow you to use the energy stored in your battery to power your appliances and devices during the evening hours, when the cost of electricity is highest.

You can also use battery triage to prioritize which appliances and devices are powered by your battery during high cost hours. For example, you could prioritize your refrigerator and furnace, so that they are always powered on during peak hours in our area of California. 

10. What are popular Home Battery Backup Systems in our area of Northern California

SolarEdge EnergyBank: Designed to integrate seamlessly with SolarEdge solar inverters, the SolarEdge EnergyBank is an excellent choice for solar-powered homes. With a 10 kWh capacity and up to 5 kW power output, it optimizes solar energy utilization. The EnergyBank’s 97% round-trip efficiency and 10-year warranty offer reliable operation and longevity.

Enphase IQ Battery: Ideal for homes with smaller energy needs, the Enphase IQ Battery can also be integrated with Enphase’s solar microinverters for solar-powered homes. Its 7 kWh capacity and up to 3 kW power output provide efficient backup energy. With a 96% round-trip efficiency and a 10-year warranty, the IQ Battery offers a reliable solution.

LG Chem RESU: Offering high-capacity energy storage, the LG Chem RESU suits homes with large energy needs or areas prone to frequent power outages. With a capacity of 16 kWh and up to 5 kW power output, it ensures extended backup power. The RESU’s 92% round-trip efficiency and 10-year warranty provide durability and performance assurance.

Generac PWRcell: Featuring a modular design for future scalability, the Generac PWRcell is a good  option. Its 9.6 kWh capacity and up to 5 kW power output make it a versatile choice for various energy needs. With a 92% round-trip efficiency and a 10-year warranty, the PWRcell ensures efficient and dependable performance.

Tesla Powerwall: While the Tesla Powerwall remains a popular choice, we have found other options that offer even more powerful performance, greater efficiency, and cost-effectiveness. We are proud to offer alternatives to the Tesla Home Battery Systems like the SolarEdge EnergyBank, Enphase IQ Battery, and LG Chem RESU, which provide upgraded features and value for your home energy needs.

At SEG, we prioritize finding the right battery backup system that aligns with your energy requirements and budget. Our team will assist you in exploring these popular home battery backup systems, ensuring you make an informed decision that maximizes your energy efficiency and peace of mind. With a variety of options available, we are here to help you find the perfect fit for your home.