The Solar Battery Curve
Understanding the basics behind solar storage
Solar data has showed that the highest household consumption is reached during the early morning and evening hours. However, solar systems generate most of its energy during the day, PEAKING at mid-day under ideal conditions. Adding batteries to your solar system will allow you to store energy during the day and use it during the PEAK hours to offset high electricity prices, especially during the evening hours.
Storage Sweet Spot
Within the storage world, there is only one absolute: there is no "one-fits-them-all" solution.
The purpose and further outcome of each application will dictate what type of batteries best suits each particular situation. There are batteries better suited for those wanting to go off-the-grid completely versus some that are better suited for grid connected systems. For grid connected systems, batteries can be tailored to avoid demand or time-of-use charges , extend your solar window down into the evening hours and/or provide back-up to some loads during a grid outage.
Energy storage systems (ESS) are designed to provide a level of energy independence and savings that battery-less-solar-systems cannot accomplish alone.
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