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The Rise of Solar Powered Batteries

As the world grapples with the pressing need for sustainable energy solutions, solar power has emerged as a frontrunner in the race to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. Central to the efficiency and effectiveness of solar energy systems are solar powered batteries. These innovative devices store energy harnessed from the sun, making it available even when the sun isn’t shining.

WMS Energy has partnered with the best battery experts in Utah to provide our customers with the highest quality at the best cost! Here’s an in-depth look at how solar powered batteries work, their benefits, and their role in the future of energy. 

How Solar Powered Batteries Work

Solar powered batteries, often referred to as solar energy storage systems, work by storing the energy captured by solar panels during the day. Solar panels convert sunlight into direct current (DC) electricity, which is then sent to an inverter to be converted into alternating current (AC) electricity for immediate use. Any excess electricity generated is stored in the batteries for later use, such as during the night or cloudy days when solar generation is low.

These batteries are typically lithium-ion, though other types like lead-acid and newer technologies like solid-state batteries are also used. Lithium-ion batteries are favored for their high energy density, long lifespan, and decreasing cost. With such a large variety of battery types to pick from, our WMS Energy experts will help show you options that best suit your goals! We can cater to almost any request but knowing what’s most important to you will help determine which battery solution will work the best!

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Benefits of Solar Powered Batteries

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Energy Independence

One of the most significant advantages of solar powered batteries is the ability to achieve energy independence. Homeowners and businesses can generate and store their own electricity, reducing their reliance on the grid and protecting themselves from power outages. When talking with one of our solar experts be sure to let them know if you have some top priority items or if you want to back up your entire home! This will impact the battery solution that we will recommend to you.

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Cost Savings

By storing excess solar energy, users can reduce their reliance on the grid, especially during peak hours when electricity rates are higher or when your utility company doesn’t offer a dollar for dollar net metering program. This can lead to substantial savings on energy bills over time.

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Battery Options

There are a wide variety of battery manufacturers out there with varying benefits and capabilities. It’s important that you have a battery that will work well with your existing system and meet your expectations of how much backup the battery can offer. It’s not just about storing enough electricity it’s also about keeping up with the demand of your appliances! At WMS Energy we aren’t married to one manufacturer, which allows us to utilize the best technology, warranties, and pricing available. It also allows us to fit solutions to your needs instead of pushing a one size fits all solution.

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Grid Stability

 On a larger scale, solar powered batteries contribute to grid stability. By storing excess energy during periods of high generation and releasing it during high demand, they help balance supply and demand, reducing the strain on the grid. This is why Rocky Mountain Power offers additional rebates on select battery types as an incentive to gain access to home owners batteries. Those rebates vary by battery manufacturer.  Talk to our team about all of the battery options available and their corresponding rebates.

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Applications and Innovations

Solar powered batteries are used in various settings, from residential homes to large-scale industrial applications. In residential settings, they provide a reliable backup power source and enhance the efficiency of solar panels. They help manage energy loads and reduce operational costs in commercial and industrial settings.

Innovations in this field are rapidly advancing. Advancements in battery chemistry and manufacturing are driving down costs and increasing efficiency, making solar-powered batteries more accessible to a broader audience.

Battery capabilities continue to expand to meet the needs of homeowners. Increased battery capabilities mean larger appliances can be powered, increased storage capacity and improved lifespan and warranties.

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The Future of Solar Powered Batteries

The future of solar powered batteries looks promising, driven by technological advancements and increasing adoption rates. As battery costs continue to decline and efficiencies improve, solar energy storage will become even more integral to our energy systems.

30% Federal Tax Credit

Government policies and incentives along with the cooperation of utility companies play a crucial role in how beneficial solar & batteries can be.

The Federal government offers a 30% tax credit which is currently set to expire by 2034. Rocky Mountain Power offers rebates on select battery types, and in 2024 has increased their net metering terms making solar more viable for consumers.

Energy Management Systems

Moreover, the integration of smart grids and advanced energy management systems will further enhance the capabilities of solar powered batteries.

These systems will enable real-time energy monitoring and management, optimizing the use of stored solar energy and further reducing costs and environmental impact.

Wash Me Solar Has been in Business for Over 5 Years

Experience and Reputation

Wash Me Solar is a reputable company and has partner relationships with some of the best Solar Installation teams in Utah.  We have over 2000 customers, 130 Google reviews (all 5 Stars) and pride ourselves on taking great care of our customers. Our installation partner teams are experienced, come with electrician backgrounds to ensure proper installation, quality service and reliable systems.

Warranty and Maintenance

Our installations come with comprehensive warranties on both the panels and the installation work.  Solar panels come with 25 year warranties.  Inverters and micro-inverters come with 10-25 year warranties.  Wash Me Solar’s team are the experts in regular maintenance of your panels.  We also can help you get setup with monitoring services to measure the performance of your system.

Installing solar panels on your home is a smart and sustainable choice. The benefits extend beyond cost savings, offering environmental, economic, and energy independence advantages. 

Our team at WMS Energy is well equipped to help you through your solar journey. Give our team a call today to help you and experience the WMS Energy difference!