Solar Batteries: The Answer to Rising Energy Costs in California

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June 19, 2024

It’s no secret that solar energy can help California homeowners reduce their reliance on the electric grid. However, without a way to store electricity when the sun is shining, you’ll still be relying on the grid and your utility when your panels aren’t producing. By giving you access to more of the power you generate, battery storage can take the benefits of solar energy to the next level.

Brower Mechanical is a high-performance solar installer serving Rocklin and the Greater Sacramento area. We have over 40 years of experience helping thousands of homeowners switch to solar energy. Not only can we help you convert to renewable energy for your home or business, we can also help you maximize your solar potential with fully integrated battery storage installation. Here are just a few reasons why solar batteries are so great for California homes:

Reliable Backup Power

With power outages and PSPS events becoming more common throughout Davis, Rocklin, and surrounding areas, having reliable backup power is essential. Solar batteries store the excess electricity your panels generate, which can be used to power your home or business during an outage. In most cases, your solar battery will automatically shift to run on battery power, giving you peace of mind. 

Energy Independence

Electricity rates have been steadily rising over the past few years, and they don’t show signs of slowing down anytime soon. Solar battery storage can help you reduce your reliance on the electric grid by allowing you to use stored energy during peak usage periods, which often fall at night when solar panels aren’t producing. This gives you access to renewable energy, free from PG&E and other utilities, 24/7.  

Integration with All-Electric Homes

California is making a big push for home electrification throughout the state, offering many incentives and rebates to help with home conversions. While restrictions on fossil fuel appliances are still being discussed, it won’t be long before all-electric buildings are standard. Solar energy plus battery storage can enhance the benefits of electrification by powering heat pumps and other electric appliances in your home or business with free electricity from the sun. 

Eligible for Incentives

Solar batteries are eligible for the federal solar tax credit, which covers 30% of the cost of installation. The solar tax credit doesn’t have an annual limit and can be claimed for the year your battery was installed when you file your taxes. If the balance of taxes you owe reaches zero for that year, any remaining balance from the credit will roll over to the following year. Solar batteries can also allow you to get the most out of the new net metering incentives, allowing you to avoid peak usage rates and get a better ROI on your solar energy system. 

Brower Mechanical: Your Local Solar Energy Experts in Sacramento County

In addition to solar battery installation, we offer comprehensive solar services throughout Elk Grove, El Dorado Hills, and surrounding areas. Not only can we help determine if solar is the right choice for your home, but we can help you get the most out of renewable energy with our full list of solar services, which includes:

Upgrade to solar panels plus battery storage today for superior savings. Call  (916) 624-0808 on contact us online.

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