Solar + Storage
SEIA predicts that by 2025, one in every three residential solar systems will be paired with storage. Solar + storage refers to residential, grid-tied solar electric systems that utilize energy storage in the form of a battery. Grid-tied solar electric systems with battery backups are essentially the same as straight grid-tied solar electric systems with one key advantage: during grid power outages, the battery bank continues to provide power to either specific electrical circuits or even your whole home. Customers that experience frequent outages or find that they cannot tolerate even short power outages find this system provides them the security of an uninterruptible power source.
Solar + storage can be integrated to maximize what we call "self-consumption" as well. This configuration is beneficial in utility territories don't provide net-metering and instantaneously devalue any solar energy sent to the grid. Integrating a battery for self-consumption allows you to store energy from your solar before selling back at the devalued rate, thus maintaining your full energy value.
Taking the Next Step
Research Your Options: A little research goes a long way; the Solar Benefits Page on our website is a great place to start. You can also contact Northwind using our Online Contact Form or by calling (715) 630-6451.
Review Benefits & Key Considerations: As with any investment, it is a good idea to understand the benefits and key considerations related to solar power. Such due diligence will help you throughout the decision process, beginning with your free consultation with Northwind.
Contact Northwind: Use our Online Contact Form to describe your needs/interests and to submit any questions you might have. We will contact you to discuss the solution that is right for you. You can also contact us by calling (715) 630-6451.