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Solar-Plus Battery Storage 101

Solar-Plus Battery Storage 101

What’s a “Solar-Plus-Storage” system?
A Solar-Plus system is a battery system that takes the energy collected from the sun and stores it for use at any time. Solar panels absorb sunlight and convert it into electricity suitable for powering your home. However, these panels only have the ability to collect and convert energy, without any means of storing it for later. Thus, the energy is only accessible while the sun is shining. Once night falls or in the event of a power outage, these solar panels are rendered useless. Luckily, the Solar-Plus system allows the energy to be absorbed during the day and stored for later use. This system acts as a type of battery, collecting and saving the sun’s energy and ensuring constant, reliable electricity.

Why are more people choosing Solar-Plus-Storage?
Solar panels are only able to absorb sunlight and convert it into electricity for present use. Individually, they are unable to store energy for later use, but with the Solar-Plus system, the impossible becomes possible. This system allows 24/7 energy availability that can be used even after the sun has set. Whether it’s family movie nights or keeping the lights on during a power outage, this Solar-Plus system allows the sun to power your home, even when the moon has taken over for the day. 

Maximize Cost Savings
Solar-plus also allows you to save a lot of money on your electricity bills. By synching with time of use rate plans, you can store energy when it’s cheap and dispatch it when it’s expensive. Maximizing your cost savings is not just good for your wallet but also good for the planet. There’s no smarter way to self power your home.

Which Type of Battery Should You Choose?
Batteries store energy to power our electrical devices, however in the case of the Solar-Plus system, these batteries store energy originating from the sun. While many different metals can be used for energy storage, Lithium is the most popular for many reasons: lightweight, large energy capacity, long-lasting charging abilities, affordable, and accessible. Lithium batteries have the highest energy density out of all rechargeable batteries, meaning they can hold the most energy, and store it for the longest amount of time. This is a result of their reversible chemical reactions which gives them the ability to absorb energy and release it later. It’s no wonder Lithium batteries are the most popular in the world.

Why Choose Duracell
Our Duracell Home Ecosystem uses industry-leading lithium iron phosphate batteries, which mean they’re safer, last longer and cost less. Our batteries are compatible with new and existing PV systems, they’re modular and expandable to meet your growing needs. When it comes to power, safety and reliability, Duracell is the most trusted choice.