Homeowners can now install solar energy systems with energy storage. The two most common objectives for storage include: Backup Power in instances of utility failure and Self Consumption
Advances in battery technology, sensors, and controls, now complement solar energy systems.
With Self Consumption your storage is charged with solar energy during the day. The stored solar energy kicks in every night helping lower evening utility cost, all while reserving some energy for power failures.
Under ‘utility backup’, when the utility fails the stored energy kicks in and if the sun is out the solar panels continue to generate energy for both home operations and recharging.
With ‘self-consumption’, solar energy is stored during the day and used every night. The sensors and controls are programmed considering two variables: the characteristics of the utility rate structure in the region and the residential load patterns.
Solar-plus-Storage represents configurations of three variables: size of the solar array, storage capacity, and the daily household electrical curve.
Plymouth Solar Energy uses load analysis procedures to optimize and balance these variables.
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