Solar panel technology has improved dramatically over the years. In fact, many homes and businesses are now able to get the power they need all day — including at night! Here’s how solar panels can help you save even more on your electric bill.
Choose the Correct Storage
A common solar panel myth is that you will experience power outages at night after the sun goes down. This is simply untrue. Most solar energy providers keep you connected to the grid, allowing you to draw from the grid when your panels aren’t producing energy. If you aren’t connected to the grid, we strongly recommend getting a battery. We sell and install batteries, which store excess energy produced during the day for use at night or on rainy days.
Powering the Grid
During the morning and afternoon, solar panels often produce more electricity than your house uses — especially if you work outside the home. If you are connected to the grid, this excess energy is sent to the grid, causing your electricity meter to literally spin backwards.
After the sun goes down and your panels are no longer generating electricity, your home will draw from the grid, using the credited energy that was sent out during the day. This excess energy works like rollover minutes on your phone, and never expires, helping you save even more on utility bills.
Thanks to the improved performance and grid connectivity of today’s solar systems, you can count on your solar panels to provide a reliable source of energy all day long. Contact us today to learn more about setting up your own system.