How Does Solar Storage Work?

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How Does Solar Storage Work? - Cedar Creek Energy

Have you ever heard the phrase “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket?” Well, the same idea applies to energy. For folks whose energy comes from a utility-scale facility, aka “the grid,” they risk losing power during outages. Reliance on the grid equals vulnerability. Even folks who have solar systems installed still risk power outages because their systems are grid-dependent. The only way to achieve true energy independence is to invest in an energy storage system. But how does solar storage work?

Solar storage allows you to save excess solar energy generated during the day in order to run your home or business at night or, worst case scenario, when the grid is down. Whether you choose to install an Enphase storage system or a Tesla powerwall, at Cedar Creek Energy you’ll receive peace of mind knowing you’ve got reliability.

Residential Energy Storage

Residential energy storage, also known as battery packs, has a multitude of benefits and purposes. It’s more than just emergency back-ups. Most folks choosing to invest in their own storage system usually do so because they’re tired of paying high electric utility bills. Although investing in a solar system without storage still means lower electric bills, investing in a storage system for your solar panels means close to zero electric bills. Another reason folks choose to install their own storage system is because of the lack of reliability provided from the grid. Being off the grid provides a sense of stability knowing you’re covered even in the case of a power outage. The third reason we see folks choosing to invest in storage is because it offers the opportunity to reduce greenhouse gas emission and make a positive impact on the environment.

Although investing in solar is a great first step, going the extra mile to achieve energy independence is the logical next step. And that means installing energy storage.

Commercial Energy Storage

It makes sense to invest in a residential energy storage system to power your home at night, but why should companies invest in energy storage? Most companies are paralyzed if the power goes out. No lights, no internet, no business. Investing in an energy storage solution will not only save you money, but it will provide peace of mind. Again, the first step toward energy independence is installing a commercial solar system. But, in order to reach full independence from the grid, companies should consider battery storage.

Energy Storage with Cedar Creek Energy

At Cedar Creek Energy, we are certified energy storage installers. We are partnered with Enphase and Tesla to offer our clients a range of the best options in solar energy storage.

Enphase Energy Storage

Enphase offers innovative technology so you’ll literally never have to worry about a power outage again. Solar systems typically connect all their panels to a single inverter. Enphase pioneered a revolutionary new technology that places a microinverter under each panel, so if one fails, the whole system won’t go down. That same innovative micro inverter technology is used in their storage systems.

Enphase offers a range of benefits including:

  • Low voltage, keeping you safer.
  • Smart power—the system is smart enough to update itself automatically using the internet.
  • Easy control through one single app.
  • UL test.
  • Ten-year warranty.
  • Grid failure coverage thanks to their micro inverter technology.

Tesla Energy Storage

As certified Tesla Powerwall installers, we offer a customized solar-plus-battery solution that provides free access to the power of the sun and reduces fossil fuel reliance. Powerwall stores solar energy generated during the day for use at any time. During the day, when the sun is shining, you’re charging your battery. The unit is mounted seamlessly on a wall or the ground, indoors or outdoors and is connected to the grid to export the excess energy.

Tesla powerwall benefits include:

  • Self-powered.
  • Time-based control—Powerwall can charge during low-rate periods when demand for electricity is lower, and can discharge during more expensive-rate periods when electricity is in higher demand.
  • Back-up power, even in the event of a grid outage.

Whether you choose to invest in Enphase or Tesla, you’ll be covered. Contact our team at Cedar Creek Energy for your free energy bid, and to learn how adding solar storage to your system can benefit your home or business.