A shift is underway in the solar industry, one that’s pulling away from the incentives of energy sell-backs and veering towards the security of whole house battery backup systems.
Now, especially with the risk of rolling blackouts and grid failures on the rise, solar customers are prioritizing the continuity provided by their systems and installers. And while panels alone won’t keep homes “always-on,” a reliable solar battery solution can. This is especially crucial for your customers who have medical devices or at-home offices that call for continuity.
The NeoVolta team is at the forefront of whole house battery backup solutions with our NV14 solution and works with a number of certified installers to help homeowners reach an “always-on” lifestyle. With its fireproof lithium-iron composition and longer life cycle compared to lithium-ion batteries, the NV14 is among the safest, most cost-effective solar battery solutions available to homeowners.
Discover how a whole house battery backup will serve your solar customers, and visit our website to learn more about NeoVolta’s NV14 battery.
Benefits of a Whole House Battery Backup
Seeing as NEM 3.0 has clouded the luster of energy sell-backs, your customers are relying on their systems for more than just breaking even on their solar investments. Staying protected against rolling blackouts, brownouts, and grid failures during critical times has always been a priority, but now, it’s central to your customers’ new needs.
Reduced Reliance on the Grid
By storing excess solar energy during the day to use at night, or during peak times, a whole house battery backup system can lessen your customers’ reliance on the grid – saving them more on energy bills month-to-month.
Between net metering, demand charges, and lower “peak” rates, a solar battery can save your clients in a few different ways. Homeowners with solar panels but no whole house battery backup will feed their energy back into the grid, in exchange for an energy sell-back. However, some utility companies charge a fee for net metering, which can be avoided altogether with a solar battery storage system.
Utility companies may implement demand charges as well, which are fees based on the highest amount of power drawn during a single period. With a solar battery, your customers can program it to power on when demand is high, which cuts down those demand charges. It can also save homeowners on time-of-use (TOU) rates, which places higher costs on power when demand is high.
Protection from Power Outages
Protection from black and brown outs is especially important when your customers have medical devices in their homes that require always-on power, or at-home offices that need to keep connected to keep in business. A whole house battery backup system won’t keep the whole home powered, but with batteries such as NeoVolta’s NV14, homeowners can select which rooms and appliances will be routed power in the event of a power outage. And for your current clients, this peace-of-mind is invaluable.
Long Life Cycles & Warranties
Most solar battery systems for the home have long life cycles, assuring customers that their battery will last for years before requiring disposal and replacement.
These long life cycles are usually accompanied by long-term warranties as well, with many solar battery manufacturers offering a 10-year warranty on their devices. The average solar battery can run about 4,000 cycles, which can last 10-12.5 years. These details, along with a battery’s ability to switch between AC, DC, and AC/DC power, are important for installers to consider before partnering with a battery manufacturer.
Choosing the Right Whole House Battery Backup
When shopping for the right solar battery to add to your offerings, there are a handful of considerations to make. Does it pose a fire risk? Is it easy to install? Does it require solar to charge, and how many battery cycles does it offer?
By asking these questions, you can ensure that you’re offering current customers a safe, long-term battery backup solution that won’t pose installation troubles. For some quick answers, most solar batteries:
- Do pose a fire risk due to their lithium-ion makeup
- Could take several hours to install
- Require solar to charge
- Only run about 4,000 cycles, or 10-12.5 years
The NeoVolta Difference
NeoVolta’s NV14 solar battery isn’t like the rest, because it’s not powered by lithium-ion. Li-ion batteries are notoriously flammable, and the home is no place to allow for fire risk. Knowing this, our battery is made up of lithium-IRON, not ION. Thanks to its unique lithium-iron chemical composition and sleek design, the NV14 battery:
- Poses no fire risk
- Takes six hours or less to install
- Is compatible with grid charging and generators
- Can run up to 6,000 cycles, or about 16.5 years
Offering your customers a run-of-the-mill li-ion battery backup may save them on energy costs and protect them from outages, but their safety may still be up for question. Plus, lithium-ion batteries have 33% less life than lithium-iron on average, and your clients deserve the longest-term solution possible.
If you’re a solar dealer, visit our website for more details and specifications on our NV14 battery. The future is bright with NeoVolta because the lights always stay on.