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Why We Think Enphase Backup Battery Storage Systems Are the Best Option

We have seen an increased demand for solar backup battery storage systems recently. In fact, it’s the largest growth segment in the solar industry right now.

The reasons why?

Firstly, concerns about having emergency power due to grid power outages. For those of us in California, with the fires in Northern California worse than they’ve ever been, and the destruction and flooding from the recent hurricane Ida in New Orleans, having a backup power plan is so important to keep your essential items running in case of a power outage.

Secondly, with the variable rate structures from the utility companies, having a backup battery storage system allows you to store the power generated during off-peak times, so that you can use it later during peak hours when drawing power from the grid is more expensive.

If you are considering a backup battery storage system, understanding how it works is important so that you select the best battery storage system for your needs.

The battery being used in the backup battery storage system can make a big difference in how it operates and what how it can be used. The main battery options out there for battery backup storage systems are Lead-Acid and Lithium Ion. Lead-Acid batteries have been around the longest and Lithium Ion batteries are the newest battery technology out there.

At SOLAR SOURCE® we exclusively install Enphase backup battery storage systems. Here are a few reasons why we think the Lithium Ion batteries used in the Enphase Storage system are the best option out there.

  • Lithium Ion Batteries are a newer technology than lead acid batteries. Though they are more expensive up front, they have double the life expectancy of Lead Acid batteries so don’t cost more in the long-run.
  • In addition to a longer life expectancy, Lithium Ion get a hire discharge, do not get as hot, and are less likely to catch on fire because they don’t combust as easily.
  • Lithium Ion batteries have a better impact on the environment too. They are not considered to be toxic waste because they are made up of graphite, iron and copper which are compounds already found in the earth.

Other features of the Enphase backup battery system that make it a good option:

  • If you have an existing micro-inverter solar system that you are looking to add a battery storage system onto, the Enphase battery storage systems are designed to work side by side with the battery system. The Enphase battery storage system works with the multiple inverters.
  • The Enphase battery storage system allows solar to directly power the house without drawing from the battery. You can use the Enphase battery storage system at the same time as your solar is producing power, your solar system does not have to be shut down.
  • The other nice feature if you already have Enphase micro-inverters installed, is that you can monitor your micro-inverters and your Enphase battery in the same app, rather than monitoring separately.

Still have questions? Here at SOLAR SOURCE® we are a part of the Enphase installer network and are very knowledgeable about their product. Give us a call today or fill out this short form through our website and a member of our team will be in touch soon.

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