As you and your homeowner clients may have noticed, panel-only solar setups are a thing of the past. Reduced energy sell-back rates have pushed homeowners to prioritize energy security over solar investment potential, but they’re now realizing that panels alone can’t provide the 24/7 power they’re looking for. They can harness the sun’s energy, but any unused power is eventually fed back to the grid, often with a net metering fee attached.
Enter solar energy storage – the final component of your customers’ solar setups. With a home battery backup such as NeoVolta’s NV14, homeowners can store excess energy during the day for use during peak periods, local outages, or grid failures. This leads to greater electricity savings for your customers, alongside energy security and the peace of mind of knowing that the lights will always stay on.
Find out why your homeowner clients may require a solar energy storage solution, and if your business doesn’t yet offer solar + storage, consider partnering with us and becoming a NeoVolta Certified Dealer.
Why Homeowners Need Reliable Solar Energy Storage
More and more homeowners are making the switch to solar power, with the first step being solar panels. But this is only the first step in your homeowners’ solar journey.
Solar panels allow households to generate their own renewable electricity – however, panels alone can’t provide the uninterrupted power that your homeowner clients are looking for. Those panel-only households, they’re still dependent on the grid at night and may lose power during outages or grid failures.
This is where solar energy storage, such as NeoVolta’s NV14, comes into play. A home battery backup completes your clients’ solar energy system, allowing them to store excess energy generated during the daytime. Then, that stored power can be used at night during peak demand periods, or to keep the lights on during an outage. Here’s a quick reminder of how solar energy storage benefits panel-only homeowners:
Lower Electricity Bills
Storing solar energy during the day for later use reduces reliance on the grid, which lowers your clients’ electricity bills, peak demand charges, and nixes net metering fees altogether.
Increased Energy Independence
With a solar home battery backup, your clients no longer have to rely on the traditional grid to keep the lights on.
While batteries like NeoVolta’s NV14 can’t power the entire home, they can keep select rooms and devices powered, allowing homeowners to supplement with stored solar energy and boost their energy independence.
24/7 Power for Medical Devices & Offices
Essential medical devices such as respirators, ventilators, and home dialysis equipment require 24/7 power, and when an outage strikes, it can quickly cause panic.
Solar energy storage keeps those critical devices “always-on” so that critical medical treatment goes uninterrupted. Energy storage can also keep refrigerators and at-home offices powered during grid failures, depending on how you program your battery during installation.
Always-On Power During Outages
Grid failures and blackouts are unpredictable, shutting your clients’ lights off when they least expect it. A solar energy storage option serves as a contingency during these situations, providing backup power stored during the day that can later be used to power select rooms, appliances, and devices – ensuring that your clients never experience a powerless, candle-lit evening ever again.
NeoVolta’s NV14: A Safe Solution for Your Panel-Only Clients
When choosing a solar energy storage option to offer your current clients, it’s important to vet the market for safety, compatibility, and life cycle. Your average lithium-ion home battery backup is relatively safe but poses a risk of fire due to thermal runaway. Many options are also exclusively compatible with inverters made by the same brand. As for the average life cycle, lithium-ion batteries typically last 4,000 cycles, or 10.95 years before requiring replacement.
In contrast, NeoVolta’s NV14 solar battery:
- Is made of lithium-iron phosphate, which poses virtually no fire risk
- Is compatible with all types of solar panels, no matter the brand
- Lasts 6,000 cycles, or up to 16.5 years before replacement
With a storage capacity of 14.4 kWh and 7.7 kW continuous power discharge, the NV14 is a high-power unit capable of ushering your clients into the “always-on” lifestyle. Visit the NeoVolta website for more NV14 specifications, or to explore our Certified Dealer Training Program.
Partner with NeoVolta as a Certified Dealer
As an installer, your existing clients already recognize the value of renewable energy and the independence it provides. While panels were the first step, energy storage is the next – and with the benefits work both ways. Here’s why adding solar storage to your product mix is a win-win for you and your current customers:
- A Comprehensive Solution: By combining your current solar panel offerings with our NV14, you can offer a complete energy independence package to homeowners in need of uninterrupted power.
- Product Differentiation: The NV14’s safe lithium-iron composition sets your offering apart from the competition, especially lithium-ion competitors.
- Increased Revenue: Offer your current clients a product that perfectly complements their panels, no matter the brand, and open up a brand new revenue stream for your business.
Don’t leave your panel-only clients with only half of an energy solution. Partner with NeoVolta today to get trained, certified, and start offering an “always-on” lifestyle to your solar customers.
If you’re a solar dealer, visit our solar dealer website for more details and specifications on our NV14 battery.