Rooftop solar panels provide clean, renewable power and lower utility bills. But matching solar energy generation to your household’s usage still requires a grid connection. The folk at Vivint Solar say that adding a solar battery system allows homeowners to tap into sun power anytime, achieving true energy independence.
How Solar Battery Storage Functions
Solar panels produce direct current (DC) electricity whenever sunlight strikes their surface. This energy is converted to standard alternating current (AC) using inverters, so it is usable in your home. Any excess solar power not immediately consumed flows out to the utility grid.
With a solar battery, this excess energy gets stored in batteries rather than sent to the grid. The batteries then discharge power in the evening when solar production ceases. This cycle charges the batteries from the panels during daytime and powers your home using the stored energy at night.
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