GVEC is your local, knowledgeable expert for battery storage. We sell and install several brands of battery storage systems, including Tesla Powerwall.
What is Battery Storage?
Battery storage is a way to store energy that can be utilized whenever needed, like during electrical outages or when renewable energy sources aren’t producing power.
Battery storage systems pair well with solar panel systems because they allow the storage of excess energy produced by solar panels rather than selling it back to your electricity provider. This energy can then be used when your home’s energy consumption exceeds the amount of power being produced by your solar panels during the day, at night when the sun isn’t shining or in the event of a power outage.
GVEC sells and installs Tesla Powerwall. Its sleek design is functional, as well as aesthetically pleasing, with the same exterior finish used on Tesla automobiles. Minimal dimensions (30x45x6 inches) and durability allow Powerwall to be installed indoors or outdoors, floor or wall mounted, and allows them to be stacked in “pods” of three.
Powerwall battery packs contain 2170 cylinder cells—the most efficient of any home energy storage system. Each Powerwall stores a usable capacity of 13.5 kWh, featuring 100 percent depth of discharge. It offers a 10-year warranty with no limit on usage cycles.
More than a battery, Powerwall is an intelligent system that features an app owners can utilize to keep an eye on their entire energy domain in real time.
You can easily view when and how much energy your home is consuming from the grid, your solar panel system and your Powerwall; check your back up power usage history; and you can customize and control modes—like Storm Watch—a feature linking to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric (NOAA) that will detect when storms are approaching and if outages are likely, prompting Powerwall to go into back-up mode and charge the battery system in preparation.
For more information about Tesla Powerwall, like how long a fully-charged Powerwall will power your home according to your energy consumption habits, visit tesla.com.
Boosting Your Solar Savings
Solar panels produce the most energy during the day, when the sun is shining high in the sky—and when many people are often away from home at work or school. If your home’s energy usage peaks in the evenings when everyone is home, battery storage offers a way to save the solar energy produced during the day to use when you need it most!
Because battery storage allows you to tap in to stored energy when your home’s demand is higher, you end up purchasing less energy from your electricity provider. This helps you save even more on your monthly electricity bill than solar panels alone.
Power When You Need It
Many people don’t realize solar panel systems shut down when the power goes out to prevent dangerous back-feeding to de-energized lines. Noisy generators require open, well-ventilated areas for safe and proper usage. Battery storage gives you a way to safely supply power to your home and can reduce the amount of time you’re without electricity during an outage.
Battery storage systems, installed by GVEC’s professional, licensed electricians, are wired to your home’s main breaker panel, but they shut off from the solar breaker to power lines. This is what allows your battery to safely continue powering your home during an outage. And you don’t have to wrestle with a heavy, bulky generator to keep the lights on—a Powerwall, for example, will seamlessly begin providing power to your home in the event of an outage with no blinks or intervention from you!
GVEC and Tesla
GVEC is part of Tesla’s Certified Installer network. Our solar experts are specially trained to install Tesla Powerwall, one of the sleek and affordable battery storage options sold by GVEC.
If you’re a current solar customer or have been thinking about purchasing a solar panel system, and you’d like to learn more about battery storage systems, we’re here for you! We can assist you to determine how much reserved power you’d need to power your home when the sun isn’t shining or during outages and help you decide what size battery storage solution would benefit you most.
For more information about battery storage systems from GVEC, call 866.684.2359, or fill out a Contact Us form.