How to Size Battery Storage for an Existing Solar Installation

In 2024, having a solar panel system is not enough for your customers to harness the power they generate and maximize their savings. Solar battery storage should be non-negotiable for everyone with a solar installation. NEM 3.0 and shifting regulations have made this a relatively new necessity, whereas before, it was a bonus. 

Fortunately, as an installer, you can easily retrofit solar batteries to virtually any solar installation with NeoVolta products. But you may be wondering how to size battery storage for an existing solar installation. Luckily, NeoVolta products make this easier than ever with quick installation and top-performing batteries that give you a two-pronged benefit by providing a great new source of revenue while maximizing the efficiency of your organization. 

With our products, helping your clients adapt to the changing times is as easy as flipping a switch with batteries that you can install quickly to accommodate all their needs. We also offer premier support during and after installation. Our products ensure the sun will never set on your profits. 

[H2] How to Size Battery Storage for an Existing Solar Installation

When determining how to size battery storage for an existing solar installation, the good news is it’s easy to retrofit a solar battery to an existing solar panel system to maximize your customer’s solar setup’s potential. The two most important considerations are the specifications of the system and how much storage your customer needs. 

The best way to determine the battery storage your installation needs is to gather information from your client about their usage. You want to know how much solar their panels generate, how much electricity the house is using, and how much solar is being exported out to the grid. 

All these criteria are important, but the most important when calculating solar battery storage needs is arguably how much solar energy your clients use when the sun’s not shining, specifically from when the sun sets to when it rises the next morning. Each client will have different needs.

A customer who works from home, for example, will need greater storage than one who leaves to work every day and uses virtually no energy until the evening. Alternatively, a customer needing to charge electric vehicles will need a great deal more storage than one who won’t. On that note, it’s not advisable to charge electric vehicles from a battery system because there are too many power inversions.

It’s also important to consider their seasonal needs. During colder months, how much energy will they need to heat their house? During warmer months, how much energy do they need to run their AC unit? These are essential questions to answer when sizing battery storage.

So, to determine this, you need to look at data for different days and seasonal trends and find an average figure between how much solar they import and export. This average will dictate their needs. Your goal should be enabling them to store the power they would have otherwise exported to the grid. 

But we understand that this can be difficult to calculate. That’s why we provide installers with a tool to help with determining what size storage your customer needs called Solar Data Pros. We also monitor the battery performance to ensure you provide customer service with sky-high wattage. 

When you partner with NeoVolta, you partner with a one-stop shop that can supply you with affordable, installer-friendly solar storage batteries with peak performance. If necessary, you can easily add battery capacity using our products without the added expense of another inverter. 

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Light the Way to Brighter Profits? Supercharge Your Solar Installer Business with NeoVolta. 

As an installer, your top priority is helping your customers make the most of the energy they generate with their solar panel systems. But recent policy changes have clouded their ability to do this. Solar batteries are essential to empower your customers to get the most out of their panels, and they offer an excellent source of revenue for your business. Understanding how to size battery storage for an existing solar installation is essential for every installer and dealer. Selling solar batteries is a great way to help your clients evolve with the times and ensure your company doesn’t have to deal with the overcast that has crept up on the market so profits rain down like sunshowers.

For more information visit: NeoVolta.com, email us at: [email protected], or call us: 858-239-2029

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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.

For more information visit: NeoVolta.com email us: [email protected] or call us: 858-239-2029

 

Forward-Looking Statements

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