8 reasons solar panel with battery backup is better than a generator
Senior Marketing Specialist
People who consider solar are considering storage too, to have a backup in time of power outage. These days solar panels paired with batteries are in demand like never. Solar along with the battery is a far better alternative than any other combination.
There are many reasons to choose solar panels with battery backup over generators.
1. Silent Backup
The battery provides silent power, whereas the generator makes constant noise. Solar, along with battery backup, is the silent source to power your home.
2. Battery Uses clean Energy
The battery uses clean energy generated using solar panels. Generators burn fuel & emit gases harmful to health and surroundings. Solar panels, along with battery backup, don’t harm the environment as the source of energy is renewable.
3. Batteries are portable and small
The same capacity of battery & generator has a huge difference in their size. Batteries can be placed alongside the solar system. But generators cannot be kept inside, they need to be accommodated outside because of their size.
4. Uninterrupted power supply
Battery storage, when paired with solar panels, can run for a long time. If your solar panels produce extra electricity than consumption, it gets stored in the solar battery. This energy can be used at the time of the outage or when the solar is not present, i.e. at night.
5. Instant backup
At the time of power outage, the solar battery provides instant backup. Whereas a generator is not as instant as a battery. And if you consider a manual generator, it takes a few minutes to even start.
6. Energy Independence
With generators, you still depend on an electric grid for your power. But the combination of solar panel and battery allows you to produce your own electricity and let you store it and use it whenever you need it. The complete setup reduces the dependence on electricity from the grid.
Solar panel with battery backup is reliable and requires less maintenance as compared to generators. It doesn’t need oil like generators. It doesn’t need maintenance like generators. The solar battery is always ready to protect you from sudden outages.
8. Money Saver
The generator is only useful for a limited period; it is helpful only when the power is out. But a solar battery works 24/7 along with solar panels. It saves you money by reducing your electricity bill and provides you with a backup at the time of the outage. Over a period, you save a lot of money with solar plus battery.
Solar panel along with battery backup is a perfect combination and has lots of benefits over generators. Consider going solar with a battery backup.
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Senior Marketing Specialist
Rohit Grover is the Senior Marketing Specialist at Sunson Energy. He takes great pride in writing easy to understand content for everyone. He is a renewable energy enthusiast who has a keen interest in environmental protection.