Fear of prolonged winter outages like this one and Winter Storm Uri in 2021 becoming an annual occurrence is prompting a growing number of Texans to consider the benefits that solar and battery solutions offer. Maintaining electricity for such a prolonged time during an outage is only possible with a solar and battery backup system installed, and the growing demand coupled with advances in technology are making the switch easier than ever.
The advancements in battery technology that we see today are making it possible for homeowners to not only power critical loads with their solar and battery system, but non-critical ones as well. Non-critical loads are those that are not entirely essential, but do make living more comfortable, such as air conditioning, major appliances, and EV chargers. Traditionally, users had to choose between powering critical and non-critical loads, but today’s batteries can store enough electricity to power an entire house, without homeowners having to compromise.
The best part is that with product advancements and the generous government incentives currently available, powering an entire home doesn’t have to be any more expensive than only powering critical loads. Fast configuration and flexible features bolster the benefits of on-demand power, storm protection, lower utility bills, and full-home energy management with minimal maintenance and intelligent integration. Installers are embracing these new all-in-one systems because of their flexibility, intelligence, and minimal crew required to install, set up and support the products.
Assuming that whole-home energy management systems cost more than only partial-load systems is understandable, but innovative and advanced technology makes these residential storage systems efficient and easy to install. That, along with the income tax credits of up to 30% under the new Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) makes investing in battery technology more accessible than ever. Slim, stackable battery modules maximize storage capacity, and less complex wiring along with lighter modules have made installation and configuration faster and easier. The flexibility to power partial or full-home backup appeals to homeowners because they can maximize efficiency at their discretion and validate their investment.
NATiVE is Brand Agnostic
At NATiVE we take pride in being brand agnostic. This means that we can install any battery system on a home, regardless of what brand it is. Being brand agnostic gives our customers more options to choose from, and helps us find the best option to fit any customer’s individual needs. We have over 15 years of experience serving Texas residents and helping our customers create the best solar solutions for their homes. If you’re considering going solar, keep in mind that a battery backup may be a good option, especially if you’re nervous about outages or your area doesn’t have a decent net metering policy. If you already have solar, consider the benefits you can reap from installing a battery system that maximizes your solar energy usage. NATiVE is here to help, so reach out to us with any questions and to schedule your consultation.
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