Can you store solar energy? Yes, you can. Excess energy that is created by solar panels is stored in a battery so that if the sunlight is obscured or it becomes dark the solar panels will use the power stored in this battery to keep your property powered.
All you need is a home battery. The simplest and best way for homeowners to solve solar power’s energy glitch is to install a solar battery–a battery that stores energy from solar panels during the day, so you can still use solar-generated electricity at night.
Solar batteries are charged each day with electricity generated by solar panels (or, alternately, they can be charged with electricity straight from the grid.) These daylight hours are usually times that households need electricity the least; households are lit with natural light (thanks to the sun… again). During these hours, un-stored electricity generated by solar panels either goes unused or leaks back into the power grid. With a solar battery installed, this energy is waiting to welcome you home to a fully charged house, ready for whatever you have planned for the evening.
A solar battery will not only increase the efficiency of your solar panels but will also decrease the cost of maintaining them. Solar energy has some well know supporters too. Elon Musk, CEO of TESLA has stated that solar batteries are the only way to maintain the value of your solar panels.
“Without a home battery, excess solar energy is often sold to the power company and purchased back in the evening at a higher price,” Musk argues “The mismatch adds demand on power plants and increases carbon emissions.”
If this sounds like a lose-lose situation it’s because it is. Without a solar energy battery, you will be losing a lot of generated energy that will be taken by others and used to produce more carbon emissions. When households have solar energy they can’t use, it goes back into the power grid. often, power companies pay households for giving back the extra power generated by solar, but not as much as they charge for the same amount of electricity later in the day, when people actually need it.
Without a home battery, solar customers end up paying extra for the electricity they generated themselves, just like paying the power company to store the energy for them so they can use it later. Why should you have to pay for the energy that you created? With a solar battery, you will no longer have to worry about this.