Solar Power with Battery Backup Systems
Installing solar power can be a great way to control your long term utility costs and provide you with peace of mind knowing that you can still power your home or business even if the grid goes down.
With our current utility laws, you don’t need batteries if you just want to add a solar power system to produce your own electric power. These laws known commonly as Net Metering are changing soon though so you may want to contact us to understand what the new changes may mean for you.
New rules have already taken effect though for people that want to use solar power to protect themselves from utility outages, like the kind we saw in the recent wild fires an during periods of high demand. These new rules apply to battery backup systems that store power from your solar power system and they are more complex.
The statement below from the California Solar Electric Industry Association explains some of the changes. Please contact us though for a complete discussion of what this may mean to you if you are planning to install any solar power system.