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Solar Battery Storage
With solar energy storage, your residential solar power system will use more clean, renewable energy, like at night or during cloudy overcast days when your system isn't generating enough energy to keep up with your usage.
A solar plus storage system will even work to keep the lights on in your Cape Cod, South Coast, and South Shore home during power outages. My Generation Energy offers a number of solar battery installation options for backup power and 24/7 renewable energy.
Benefits of Adding Batteries to Your Solar Power System:
1. Protection during power outages
During the Nor'easters, ice storms, and thunderstorms common to New England, you won't have to worry about losing electricity. Solar battery systems will switch on immediately once an outage is detected for seamless uninterrupted power.
2. 24/7 Power - Save energy for later
Store up excess electricity generated during the middle of a sunny day, and use it when the sun goes down, or when cloud cover reduces your system's output. Solar PV with a solar battery system can provide renewable energy 24/7. And with 24/7 renewable energy power, you can reduce or eliminate your electricity bills.
3. Greater independence from the grid and fossil fuel electricity sources
With solar battery storage, you can feel confident that the energy running your home came from a 100% renewable source.
4. Avoid unfair peak demand charges with load shifting
Although there are currently no demand charges for Massachusetts residents, some utilities are exploring this possibility. As utilities move toward demand charging and time-of-use billing, the return on batteries becomes that much greater.
Home Solar Battery Systems Offered
At My Generation Energy, we use only the safest and most reliable home solar battery storage systems on the market, so we can offer you the highest in quality.
We offer solar battery storage options from a variety of leading manufacturers, and all solar batteries we install include a 10-year limited warranty, including:
The Enphase Encharge is an all-in-one AC-coupled storage system that comes in two sizes: 3.36 kWh and 10.08 kWh. We love this battery for its reliability and simplicity. The Encharge integrates seamlessly with any Enphase IQ series microinverter, enabling us to quickly design and implement systems that meet the needs of both new and retrofit solar customers. In addition, it's affordable, available, and you can monitor it via a mobile app.
Tesla Powerwall mounts seamlessly on a wall or on the ground and can be placed indoors or outdoors. Powerwall consists of a 13.5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, liquid thermal control system, and an integrated inverter. Tesla Powerwall also comes with the Tesla Powerwall app and software to monitor your system and that intelligently dispatches electricity when it's needed most.
sonnenBatterie offers several different solar battery lines, including the sonnen eco and sonnen ecoLinx, which range from 5-20 kWh. sonnen also provides intelligent software that monitors your system's usage and will smartly use your battery's energy to avoid peak charging times and in an outage. sonnen designs the smartest and safest residential battery systems that keep homes powered, day and night. Each sonnen system comes with an unbeatable warranty and seamlessly integrates with solar and leading home automation systems for cleaner, healthier living.
Solar Battery Incentives
Solar battery energy storage systems may qualify for the federal solar investment tax credit and the SMART incentives in Massachusetts.
On top of the solar incentives available for solar panel owners, some National Grid and Eversource customers with Tesla Powerwall or sonnenBatterie solar battery storage in Massachusetts* can qualify for incentive payments under Mass Save's ConnectedSolutions program when their batteries are used during particular "peak usage" levels.
HEAT Loan Eligibility for ConnectedSolutions
Additionally, homeowners interested in installing a solar battery can qualify for a Mass Saves HEAT loan for the material and labor costs associated with installing a battery storage system to participate in the ConnectedSolutions program.
*This program is available in some locations. Contact us to see if you qualify.