In Florida, the vast majority of residential solar installations are connected to the utility grid. Doing so allows homeowners to:
- Use the clean electricity generated from their solar photovoltaic (PV) systems during the day – when the sun is shining.
- Buy the utility electricity they need from the grid at night – once the sun goes down and their PV panels stop working.
And if you’re also enrolled in Florida’s net energy metering program, you can actually monetize the excess solar electricity you feed into the utility network.
However, many homeowners prefer storing their daytime solar power in on-site batteries. This is most common among properties for which connecting to the electricity grid is prohibitively expensive.
- Remote vacation homes
- Solar-enabled RVs
- Rustic cabins and retreats
But even when connecting to the utility network is an option, storing your solar power in batteries offers several important benefits.
Below are just some of the main advantages of on-site solar storage:
- You can unplug from the utility grid completely.
- You’ll never receive another electricity bill again.
- You’re protected from grid failures and blackouts.
And if this type of energy independence appeals to you, our solar experts can configure the perfect battery solution when installing your PV panels.