Battery Banks and Solar Monitoring
If you install a residential solar power system, you may want to consider installing a battery bank and solar monitoring system along with it. A battery bank works in conjunction with a solar power system by storing excess electricity generated during the day for use at night or any time when power demand exceeds production. A battery bank can also work with a gas or diesel back up generator to provide a complete energy solution that can power your home even through long cloudy spells and insulate you from the effects of a grid power outage. A solar monitoring system monitors the state of your solar power system and battery bank, giving you instant feedback on your energy production and system productivity.
EDGE Energy doesn’t just sell you a solar panel, we consider your complete energy needs designing a holistic, energy- and cost-efficient approach that will maximize your return on investment. Contact us to learn more about the benefits of supplementing a solar power system with a battery bank and solar monitoring system.
About Battery Banks
When the sun is shining and you’re generating more power through your solar power system than you’re using, your system will charge the battery bank. Whenever energy demand exceeds the generating capacity of your solar cells, the batteries supply the difference. Although battery banks add to the cost of a solar energy system, the energy your PV cells generate is stored at home for your use, freeing you from reliance on the local grid.
About Solar Monitoring
If you have a battery bank system in your home to supplement your solar PV panels, you’ll need to monitor the state of your batteries, as well as the performance of your solar panels. This is done through a solar array monitoring system, commonly called solar monitoring. The system measures and displays the amount of power your solar panels are generating and the charge in your battery bank. Solar monitoring systems allow you to identify problems with your solar panels by informing you of any drop-off in productivity. When we install a solar monitoring system in your home, we’ll not only implement and test the system, we’ll also teach you how to use it to keep your system at peak performance.
How Can You Benefit From Battery Banks and Solar Monitoring?
Solar Panel Mounting ServicesTo find out how you can benefit from installing battery banks and solar monitoring systems in your home or to take the first step in creating a holistic home solar power solution, contact us.