AC/DC Coupling: Can You Have a Home Battery Backup Without Solar?

Is it possible to have a home battery backup without solar panels? Although it’s uncommon, yes, you can have a home battery backup without solar. The battery can be set to charge from the grid during low rate periods and then discharge during high rate periods.

Most solar batteries are AC solar coupled, which adds an inverting cycle when adding a battery system.  This extra inverting cycle decreases system efficiency.   

However, not all solar batteries are created equal. Some storage systems – such as NeoVolta’s NV14 – offer AC and/or DC solar coupling, which allows greater inverting efficiency and allows more cost effective installations.  Regardless of having AC or DC solar, NeoVolta can significantly save customers from ever rising utility electric rates.  

At NeoVolta, we’ve designed a solar battery backup that’s virtually fireproof, lasts 50% longer than lithium-ion competitors, and can draw from both solar panels and the grid. Thanks to its lithium-iron phosphate chemistry, the NV14 battery poses no thermal runaway, making it a safe and ideal option for home use. And with its ability to switch between grid and solar power, your homeowner clients will experience a new level of energy security. 

Find out why AC/DC coupling is so beneficial for solar homeowners, and if you’re ready to add a solar storage option to your product mix, consider becoming a NeoVolta Certified Dealer

AC/DC Coupling: The Key to Home Battery Backup Without Solar

Most solar battery backup systems are designed to connect with either AC power from the grid, or DC power from solar panels, which can restrict how homeowners use their solar energy storage day in and day out. 

With AC/DC coupling, homeowners gain the flexibility to easily switch between AC grid power and DC solar power. Most solar batteries are either-or, with AC-coupled systems offering more efficiency for immediate solar panel use, while DC systems are more efficient when you’re dependent on stored energy. 

Thankfully, there’s no need to choose between the two. With a solar battery such as NeoVolta’s NV14, which can couple with both AC and DC power, your homeowner clients will have the flexibility to switch to grid power during cloudy days or nights – leading to significant cost savings while ensuring energy security.

NeoVolta’s NV14 is Designed for AC/DC Coupling

NeoVolta’s NV14 solar battery is unique in that it provides both AC and DC connectivity, thanks to an advanced AC/DC inverter. This means your homeowner clients can store energy from the grid during off-peak hours when electricity rates are low. Then, during a power outage or peak pricing, the NV14 seamlessly disconnects from the grid and discharges its stored energy to power select rooms and appliances in the home. In short, it can act as a home battery backup without solar if needed.

In other words, homeowners with solar panels can see a new level of energy optimization with an AC/DC coupling option. A system such as the NV14 can charge from solar panels during the day, providing that sun-powered energy at night when electricity prices are at their highest. This integrated architecture prevents energy waste while maximizing your clients’ solar consumption and usage. 

The NV14’s AC/DC inverter is UL-certified for safety and integrates seamlessly with any solar panel system no matter the brand. Offering 14.4 kWh of storage capacity and 7.6 kW of continuous power, the NV14 provides a whole house battery backup for outages up to 10 hours. Also, thanks to its advanced AC/DC coupling capabilities, your customers will gain a flexible solution that serves their day-to-day energy needs. 

Ready to Partner with NeoVolta as a Certified Dealer?

As a solar installer, you want to provide your homeowner clients with the smartest home energy storage option. One that’s fire-safe, long-lasting, and designed specifically for home use – such as NeoVolta’s NV14. Our solar battery backup solution offers the energy independence and electricity savings that your customers are searching for and connects seamlessly with any solar panel setup. 

Become a NeoVolta-Certified Dealer today to offer AC/DC-coupling to your current clients, ushering them into an age of both energy security and energy flexibility.

If you’re a solar dealer, visit our solar dealer website for more details and specifications on our NV14 battery. 

About NeoVolta

NeoVolta designs, develops, and manufactures advanced energy storage systems for both residential and industrial use. Its storage solutions are engineered with Lithium-Iron Phosphate (LiFe(PO4)) battery chemistry, which is clean, nontoxic, and nonflammable. The residential-focused NeoVolta NV14 is equipped with a solar rechargeable 14.4 kWh battery system, a 7,680-Watt inverter, and a web-based energy management system with 24/7 monitoring. The system’s 6,000-cycle battery life, one of the longest on the market, translates to 16.5 years of useful life, based on a full charge, and discharge each day. The NV14 has passed the product safety standards set forth by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) for battery energy storage safety testing.

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