The main benefit behind a home backup battery is that no matter how low your solar power reserves get, you will always have a failsafe backup power connection. Contrary to some belief, a backup battery isn’t a necessary part of every solar power installation. Just like a generator that people would keep for emergencies in the winter, a backup battery is just there in case you need it when the power goes out during inclement weather. So, when you’re ready for your solar power installation, you’ll just have to ask yourself if you need one.

Do I Need a Solar Backup Battery?

It’s understandable to have questions when considering solar power, such as whether you need a home backup battery, the cost of the battery, and its lifespan. The short answers are that it depends on individual needs, home backup batteries typically cost between $7,000-$14,000, and they last for about 15 years.

Although home backup batteries aren’t always necessary, they can provide added peace of mind and security during power outages, giving you peace of mind knowing your family or business will never get left in the dark again. Whole-house battery backup is perfect for uninterrupted power backup during storms or extended periods of low output.

The good news is that homeowners can take advantage of the 30% solar tax credit to help offset the cost of solar power installations and home backup batteries. At JTE Solar, we understand that every homeowner has unique needs, and we’ll work with you to design a solar energy system and backup battery that fits your needs and budget. We’ll break down the costs and benefits for your situation as we work with you to create the most energy-efficient system.

Long-Term Low Maintenance

A true benefit of battery backups is the low maintenance needs. Lithium-ion batteries, for example, require almost no upkeep at all and are good for around a decade. These also tend to be less expensive and more easily accessible options. The best way to know for sure if you require a battery backup system is to give us a call at 615-972-5532 or fill out this form to schedule a consultation.