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Storing Solar Power for Your Home

by Ryan Davis, on Nov 11, 2019 11:41:47 AM

Where does the energy go once it’s collected?

So, you’ve decided to invest in solar power for your home. Here’s the easy part: the state of Illinois makes it affordable to install solar panels. Thanks to programs like SREC and federal investment tax credits, you could potentially save money on your monthly electric bill by going 100-percent solar. But you may wonder: where does all the energy go? Do you have to store it in your Bloomington, IL property? The answer is a bit more complicated, but the results are the same. If you want to find out how you could save with solar, keep reading.


Backup Batteries

One way to store all the energy your solar panels produce is with a backup battery system. Manufacturers like sonnen have developed new ways to help you go net neutral with your system. Thanks to the ecoLinx, you could potentially generate and store your own energy without putting the demand on the grid.

Using advanced energy automation technology, the ecoLinx makes saving energy easy. Your system automatically keeps track of weather events and peak usage times, then adjusts to ensure you're always operating on"clean" energy. When you combine ecoLinx with solar panels, it’s possible to reduce your carbon footprint and ensure you're always receiving power.

However, the ecoLinx also represents a significant upfront investment, and there's a more practical way to save on your energy bill -- one that benefits your local community while lowering your energy costs.

A Practical Way to Save

The easiest way to ensure the benefits of your solar panel installation is through net metering. Net metering is an Illinois state program that allows you to benefit from producing more energy than your home needs. 

Our systems are designed to produce 100-percent of your solar power. But they're so efficient; you're often producing more power than you could possibly use. So, what happens to all that excess energy? Is an expensive battery the only solution?

Thanks to net metering, the excess energy goes back onto the grid, and you get paid for it. Under this program, participating utilities will buy credit any excess power your system produces, so you reap even more rewards for going solar.

The extra energy is collected during the day and stored on the grid. When you get home at the end of the day, you’re operating on clean energy all night long that you have built up during the day. 

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Is switching to solar the right solution for you? Click here or give us a call at 864-250-0026 to find out!

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