Without any ado, the top five benefits of having home battery backup storage in Arizona are…
Number One: Backup During Power Outages.
If the power goes out, homes with battery backup will still be able to power a few critical loads and have access to lights and other essentials for a few hours.
Stationary home battery storage systems also provide an extra layer of security for medical devices in case of an emergency.
Homeowners with solar panels can store energy collected during the daytime to use at night or during a power outage. When a serious blackout happens, and APS has began to alert homeowners to expect blackouts in coming years, homes with solar + batteries will be the only ones on the street with lights on.
Number Two: Help Stabilize The Grid
Home battery systems help to stabilize the grid by providing energy during peak demand periods.
Arizona is known for its hot summers and high demand on the power grid. This can often lead to power outages, as the grid struggles to keep up with the demand. A home battery system can help stabilize the grid during peak demand periods, and prevent blackouts from happening.
Number Three: Energy independence
Having a home battery backup system shows that you’re committed to sustainability and energy independence.
Installing a home battery backup system is a wise investment that will pay off for years to come. Not only will you have peace of mind knowing that your family is prepared for any power outage, but you’ll also be doing your part to help Arizona become more energy independent.
How Much Do Battery Backups Systems Cost?
The average cost of a home battery backup system is $15,000. However, the benefits of having one are priceless.
A battery backup system is essentially a huge battery that can store energy, and then release it when needed by either the homeowner or the utility company.
Some utility companies offer a rebate or some form of subsidy for homeowners that install a battery in their home. During periods of high demand, the batteries subsidized by local power companies can communicate with the local utility company through specialized software to release its stored energy into the grid, helping to stabilize it and prevent blackouts.
We offer SunPower SunVault Battery Storage Systems and LG Storage systems, so if you are considering installing a battery backup system, be sure to consult with an Impact Solar Utility Advisor to ensure that it is the right choice for your home or business!