Northern California’s 2020 wildfire season was historically devastating, and we know San Francisco Bay Area residents are all too familiar with the related PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoffs.
Don’t wait for rolling blackouts to figure out how to prepare your home and family to survive without electricity. Add a home solar system with storage now, so you’ll be prepared in time for the 2021 fire season.
It’s time to gain energy independence from the conventional utility grid via a solar system with a storage battery.
Benefits of a Home Solar Battery
Up until recently we only offered customers one brand of home solar storage battery, but today we’re pleased to share that there’s a new option: The SunPower Equinox® system with SunVault™ storage. Now you can get the best solar panels with storage as part of the package — all designed by the company that provides the most efficient solar panels and gives you peace of mind with one warranty.
If there’s a power outage, you’ll be able to keep the lights on and power select appliances and electronics for up to several days. The duration of time will depend upon a variety of factors, including the appliance you choose to power and the number batteries installed. You will want to review your options with the representatives you meet with.
Advantages of a Home Solar Battery
Today’s solar storage batteries operate at cooler temperatures, so they’re safer. They’re more attractive, smaller and come with highly intelligent software that makes it easy to monitor your energy use. You’re also able to customize your battery to control your energy usage. Not to mention, they’re less expensive and have a longer lifetime.
How does it work? During the day your solar panels turn sunlight into electricity. A solar storage battery automatically stores the energy you don’t use via a unit that’s usually installed in an inconspicuous spot such as a garage.
The smart software monitors your solar, home energy use and utility rates to figure out which power source to use, maximizing your solar power. Your battery then switches to stored energy at night or during that 4 to 9 p.m. time-slot when PG&E rates spike higher.
If there’s a blackout your solar battery will instantly restore power to your home so quickly that most people never notice that there’s an outage.
You can control how it’s all set up, and you can monitor your energy usage in real-time with the app.
Many solar companies assemble their home solar plus storage systems from multiple companies, which means those parts may not work smoothly together. If there are problems, unless you’re an electrical expert, you might not know which company to even contact for help.
Because the Equinox storage battery was designed as part of a complete solar solution from one company — SunPower — we stand behind our solar system and are your single point of contact. You are buying an entire SunPower system — not parts from multiple companies.
The SunPower Equinox solar plus storage ecosystem works in perfect harmony, and we’re the only company to offer this, all covered by The SunPower Complete Confidence Warranty.
Home Solar Benefits
If you go solar now, you’ll soon be fully prepared for what may be in store for Northern California this summer and fall.
Even if you don’t have to endure a PSPS, you’ll still be enjoying the benefits of being a solar homeowner: A significantly lower (or zero!) electricity bill, a more environmentally sustainable lifestyle AND a potential 26 percent tax credit.
Just fill out this form to schedule a free virtual home solar consultation with one of our solar advisors to see how much you can save. If you have immediate questions, please call us at 1-832-200-8956.