Residential solar battery storage is an absolute must for anyone who wants to take back their energy independence and cut energy expenses. That’s why more solar dealers than ever are adding residential solar battery storage to their home solar sales. This reliable and affordable technology has opened a swathe of possibilities for millions around the world willing to put in the upfront investment in order to ensure a better future for them and their loved ones.
However, not all residential solar battery storage is built the same. As a solar dealer, it’s up to you to ensure your clients choose the right products for their unique needs. At NeoVolta, we believe a customer’s greatest asset is to be informed. That’s why we’ve put together this guide on what your potential buyers should look for in a residential solar battery storage purchase for their homes.
Continue reading below to learn more:
The Truth About Residential Solar Batteries
Whether it’s the longevity of the battery or its output capacity, there is a lot that your customers may not fully understand without helpful advice from experts like yourselves. For years, we’ve seen folks compromise on their residential solar battery storage needs by buying sub-par products in the hope that they can save on costs. It’s the responsibility of the dealer to show homeowner clients the bigger picture and how those decisions may negatively impact them down the road.
So, what are the benefits of residential solar battery storage? Below, we outline three major factors to consider when selling a solar storage battery.
Related Article: Support Your Customers with a Solar Battery Bank for Home Use
Even with an investment on the lower end of the spectrum, battery lifespan can often make or break a homeowner’s longevity of energy independence. When shopping for residential solar battery storage, it’s important to compare options and look out for specs such as projected lifespan. A few features that impact or contribute to this value are:
- Depth of Discharge: Your buyers should have a general idea of their projected usage. What are their power needs, and can the new battery support those needs? Depth of discharge or DoD is how deeply the battery can discharge which relates to the expected life of the battery. Those who have been sold energy storage may not have been told of the need for energy planning with that battery.
- Cyclic Life: Residential solar battery storage relies on the charge and discharge cycles of the battery. Most competitors have 4000 cycle batteries, equating to 10.95 years in battery life. Based on their projected usage, will the cyclic life be enough? For comparison, NeoVolta’s NV14 has 6000 cycle batteries equivalent to 16.5 years.
Peak Power Output
Residential solar battery storage is classified by the battery’s peak kilowatt output, also known as kWp. kWp represents the estimated maximum power output of the system in ideal conditions. Most solar battery options have a 5000W inverter putting out 5kWhs (5000 Watt-hours), but NeoVolta’s solar battery has a 7680W inverter, meaning it has an output of 7.68 kWhs.
When choosing a solar battery, your clients should look for higher kWp ratings so that they can rest assured their power needs will continue to be met even when the system is connected to a variety of appliances.
No solar battery search is complete without fully vetting the manufacturer’s warranty. Unfortunately, many residential solar battery storage providers skimp on this detail. When your clients are shopping for the best fit for their homes, ensure that they look for units with a 10-year warranty. It’s the gold standard in our industry and adds some much-needed protection long term.
Choose NeoVolta For Residential Solar Battery Storage
NeoVolta is dedicated to advancing energy storage technology. Our home battery backup system is a testament to our commitment to safety, longevity, and innovation. With one of the longest battery lives available and compatibility across various solar systems, NeoVolta is paving the way for a brighter, more sustainable future.
With a 10-year warranty, large power output, and a US-based manufacturing facility, we’re confident our NV14 will meet or exceed the quality expectations of even your most selective clients.
Become a certified dealer for NeoVolta’s NV14.