There is no doubt solar energy is currently taking the world by storm. Home and business owners are turning to solar panels to save money on their electricity bills, earn some revenue from the utility company and add value to their properties.
An effective way to maximize the benefits of your solar power panels is by choosing the best solar batteries. This blog discusses Nevada’s top solar battery brands to help you get more from your home solar energy investment.
Tesla Powerwall 2.0
Tesla Powerwall 2.0 is arguably one of the best solar batteries on the market today. The battery delivers a usable capacity of 13.5 kWh, enough to store adequate amounts of energy for your home use. It comes with a full AC lithium-ion battery system with a built-in inverter/controller.
The AC system also ensures easy retrofitting to an already existing panel installation. Unlike other batteries that experience lower charge rates at below-freezing temperatures, Tesla Powerwall 2 has a thermal management system to allow charging at critically low temperatures. Besides, it incorporates a liquid thermal management system to deliver more heat during high loads and rapid charging.
- Thermal management system, a built-in inverter
- A liquid cooling system
- A 10-year warranty
- Low availability
Enphase IQ Battery is built using Enphase microinverters inside batteries, which means there is no single point of failure, making the battery reliable by design. If one inverter fails, the system will continue to run.
The Enphase system can easily be paired with a gas-powered generator for extra power during prolonged outages. This is especially important if one of your family members requires electricity to power a medical device.
- Flexible, modular design
- Built-in generator integration
- Lower power output than other models
- Best used with Enphase microinverters
SunPower offers two battery options to meet your needs: the SunVault Storage 26 with 24 kWh and the SunVault Storage 13 with 12 kWh capacity. With its massive usable capacity, the 26 model provides a power capacity of 6.8 kW, ideal for powering big homes.
The 13 model has a 4,000 cycle clause and 38 MWh throughput clause. On the other hand, the 26 model has a 76 MWh throughput clause and a 4,000 cycle clause. SunVault leverages the latest LFP technology to deliver longer battery life and improved safety.
SunPower solar batteries feature a 10-year warranty to guarantee a return on investment.
- A large usable capacity
- Two battery options for increased customization
- Leverages LFP technology
- Only works with SunPower solar panel system
If you are shopping for a solar battery that provides sheer power, look no further than Generac PWRcell. PWRcell provides one of the highest capacity and power ratings of any battery in the market today.
It has a modular design that allows you to expand your storage capacity from 3 kWh up to 36 kWh, depending on your needs. The Automatic Transfer Switch feature is a preprogrammed function that allows the battery to power automatically once at the onset of an outage.
The battery also has a Smart Management Modules system (SMMs) that automatically distributes power during an outage while ensuring critical loads maintain the required power.
- Massive battery capacity
- Customize between 9–36 kWh of battery capacity
- 10-year warranty
- Quite expensive
The Sonnen Eco
The Sonnen Eco battery is a top-notch solar battery storage solution that integrates seamlessly with new or existing solar panels to power your home. It is available in seven model options with diverse usable capacities ranging from 5 kWh to 20 kWh.
Each battery size comes with a 10-year warranty with a guaranteed end-of-warranty capacity of 70%. Sonnen Eco is a complete system that comes ready for connection.
Some notable features included are an inverter, intelligent energy manager, display screen, measurement technology, and software for ease of management.
- Seven battery sizes for customization
- LFP technology guarantees enhanced power rating and lifespan
- Over ten-year warranty
- Not compact
Protect Your Home From Grid Outages
A solar battery system stores the excess energy that your solar array produces. It will also provide a consistent power supply to your home or business when solar panels are not generating adequate electricity, including at night.
If you need help in choosing the ideal solar battery for your property, the renewable energy experts at Solar Optimum can help. Solar Optimum is an award-winning energy provider for businesses and homeowners in Nevada and California. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!