More than solar. We’re an energy management company.
We install battery storage systems, battery back-up systems as well as electric car chargers.
Battery Storage. We are a Tesla Powerball Certified Installer.
A battery storage system combined with a solar electric system can increase on-site consumption by up to 70 percent. Batteries store surplus solar power for use at night, or during peak rate hours. This makes the systems very attractive for homeowners in high energy cost markets like California.
California utilities have already said they want to pay homeowners less than 10¢/watt for solar energy sent to the grid, then sell the energy back to them at retail rates. Those retail rates are as high as 40¢/watt. A battery storage system allows a homeowner to store excess solar energy on-site and use it when they need it (at night, for example) or when energy rates are at their highest, rather than send it back to the grid for 10¢/watt. This solution eliminates the need for utility reliance almost entirely.
“The utilities are really helping battery storage become more affordable with a faster ROI every time they raise time-of-use rates,” declared Solarponics VP Kristian Emrich during a keynote address at a recent Energy Storage Association conference.
Battery back-up is different than battery storage. A battery storage system silly stores energy for use at a later time. A battery back-up system provides power to grid-tied homes when the grid power is down.
Solarponics currently works with a number of battery storage manufacturers and integration partners. The average payback time depends on the size and use of your system, but will range from 8-10 years. However, it's hard to put a value on the freedom you achieve by being truly energy independent.
Electric Car Chargers
Installing an electric car charger can be complicated for the do-it-yourselfer. We'll help you understand the difference between L1, L2, L3 systems. We'll select the right charger that will match your charge preference, charge time, and savings. Call (805) 466-5595 to speak with one of our energy specialists about your energy management needs.