The Power of Solar Battery

5 July 2021 Posted by vmotta Solar Battery

A solar battery gives you the power to control your home’s energy at night, during outages, and even during peak grid electricity prices. With a solar battery, you can store solar energy that your solar panels produce. But which is the right battery for your needs? Sit back and relax, we’ve got you covered in this handy guide to choosing the right solar battery and the Enphase Encharge Vs Tesla Powerwall comparison. The Tesla Powerwall 2 which was released in 2016 is contending with the Enphase Encharge, a premiere Tesla Powerwall alternative

Benefits of a solar battery

Here are just a few of the benefits:

  • Lower electric bill
  • Protection from power outages
  • Maximize your solar panels

One of the top reasons homeowners have decided to add a battery backup to their solar system is to reduce their monthly electric bill. Solar panels often produce more electricity than a home can use, especially during the day. With a battery backup, you can store excess power for your home to use at night. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

What is the advantage of Enphase Battery over Tesla Powerwall?

The Enphase Ensemble Encharge battery is reliable, smart, simple, and safe. It provides the lowest lifetime energy costs with backup capability for both new and retrofit solar customers. As an installer, you can quickly design the right system size to meet the needs of the homeowner.

The Encharge 10 all-in-one AC-coupled storage system provides a total usable energy capacity of 10.5 kWh. It features twelve embedded grid-forming microinverters that provide great flexibility in starting small and adding incremental capacity.

The Enphase Ensemble Encharge 10 battery storage system with 3 3.36 kWh batteries 12 integrated Enphase IQ8X-BAT microinverters (4 ea. battery) and BMU (Battery Management Unit) w/ backup feature includes:

  • Three Encharge 3.36kWh base units (B10-A01-US00-1-3)
  • One Encharge 10 cover kit and mounting bracket with waterproof conduit hubs (B10-C-1050-O)
  • Interconnection Kit for wiring between batteries (B10-W-AWG08-0700-O)

Solar storage was once a conversation about the distant future, but Elon Musk’s announcement of the Tesla Powerwall battery system changed it to a conversation about the now. 

The Powerwall is, without a doubt, a great home energy storage solution. It has some incredible features, and it comes at a reasonable price. But is it the best solar home battery to pair with your solar panels?

In early April 2021, Tesla stopped selling Powerwalls for individual sale. Instead, anyone who wanted a Tesla Powerwall would have to also install a brand new Tesla solar panel or solar roof system. That means no retrofits for existing solar systems, which is definitely a bummer. 

Tesla then took it a step further later in April, when Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted that all Tesla solar panel and solar roof systems would be bundled with a Powerwall. So now, you have to purchase a Powerwall when you purchase solar panels through Tesla. 

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