Solar Systems With Battery Banks

Did you know that most solar energy systems do not work during power outages, even when the sun is shining? If a PV system doesn’t have solar batteries, it will typically not power your home during a blackout. Don’t be left in the dark when you need power the most!

Sundog Solar designs and installs solar panel systems in Maine that provide emergency power during grid outages. We design the solar battery bank around your needs, powering your most critical loads to make the most of your system. Our team installs innovative solar system batteries, including advanced lithium-ion technology and AGM batteries.

Benefits of solar batteries

  • Have backup energy when the grid is down
  • Run critical loads from your solar battery bank
  • Greater energy independence

Solar energy systems with battery backup are the most flexible solar systems. They work similarly to a regular grid-tied solar system except they allow you to store some of your power. Tesla solar batteries have helped make solar batteries far more popular.

You can:

  • Choose to run your home entirely on your solar panels and batteries, drawing from the grid only as a last resort
  • Do the reverse and use your batteries only if the utility grid goes down so you have power during blackouts
  • Use the utility grid to charge your solar panel battery bank when there is no sun for days

Should I get a solar system with batteries?

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Deciding whether or not to install solar batteries on your solar system depends on a few factors. Before deciding, consider if:

  • It is essential to backup power during blackouts.
  • The electrical grid in your area is unstable and is prone to long outages.
  • A backup generator is an appealing option (disadvantages including noise, servicing requirements space, cost, and fossil fuel use)

The price of lithium-ion solar batteries has plummeted in recent years, and the technology has advanced. The federal tax credit is also applied to the batteries, so including them can increase the value of the tax credit. Thus, there are potential tax advantages to getting a solar system with energy storage.

Sundog Solar – Maine’s Solar Energy Experts

Sundog Solar is a locally-owned solar company based in Searsport, Maine. Since 2009, we have designed and installed hundreds of solar PV systems throughout Maine. From Bangor to Augusta, Rockland, Bar Harbor, and beyond, Sundog Solar has a reputation for excellent customer service and quality workmanship. The Sundog Solar team has certified solar installers and electricians to help you cut your energy bills and gain energy independence.


Want to learn more about solar battery banks? Schedule a free solar site survey today at 207-548-1100.

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