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Why the Generac PWRCell Battery Has Us Energized!
November 30, 2020
The average California homeowner has likely spent a fair amount of time over the last few years thinking about the many power outages they’ve experienced, either planned shutoffs (PSPSs) or unexpected outages, due to the increasing number of natural disasters like wildfires.
If you’re thinking about adding a system to your home that will help you keep the power on in your home, even during outages and blackouts, you’ll need to choose between whole home generators and solar battery backup systems. But now, with the introduction of the PWRCell from Generac, you can have the clean energy and solar-ready capabilities of battery storage for your home from a trusted brand name with decades of experience powering your home during unexpected outages.
When Can My Generac PWRCell Come in Handy?
The Generac Power Cell (stylized by the company as PWRCell) is one of the most powerful solar battery backup systems available for your home. Offering up to 17.1kWh storage capacity with 10kW peak power and 6.7kW of continuous power, the PWRCell offers a number of benefits, such as:
1. Powering your home during Flex Alerts/PSPS events
Whether you’re simply looking to reduce your electricity draw from the grid when you get a Flex Alert on your phone from the California ISO, or if there is a planned Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) for your neighborhood and you want to keep the lights on, the PWRCell can act like a battery backup generator and keep your home running.
2. Saving money during high time of use charges
Did you know that you’re being charged more for electricity from your utility company during certain times of the day? Instead of paying more money to power your home during peak usage hours or days, you can use stored energy from your PWRCell to shift your gird load demand!
3. Maximizing your solar energy system to run your home on free renewable energy
You don’t have to have a solar panel system for your home to take advantage of the many benefits of a Generac PWRCell, but that’s where some real savings can be found! Solar panel systems will only power your home when they’re actively generating energy, like sunny days. If it’s cloudy, or if the sun has set, your home will be running off the grid instead, where you’ll be subject to peak demand rates. With a solar house battery system, not only will you be powering your money with free energy, but it will be 100% clean renewable energy from the sun, which lowers your home’s carbon footprint as well!
How Can I Save Money with Generac PWRCell Installation?
If you’re looking for solar tax credits or solar incentives to help make upgrading to a solar battery backup for your home more affordable, Brower is the right place for you!
Solar Federal Tax Credit
PG&E solar rebates
Qualifying homeowners can save thousands of dollars on their upgrades, so if you’re looking for an all-in-one home performance, HVAC, and solar company in the Sacramento area who can explain how the federal solar tax credit works for solar batteries like the PWRCell, LG Chem Resu, Tesla Powerwall, and more, reach out to our team today.
Learn More from Your Local Licensed Generac Technicians at Brower
Brower is a licensed Generac technician with years of experience installing backup generators in Sacramento, Rocklin, and Elk Grove homes, so we’re very familiar with helping homeowners get the most out of their Generac products. If you’re interested in learning more about Generac’s battery backup lineup and what the Generac PWRCell costs to install in your home, call Brower Mechanical today!