According to data from SolarReviews.com, property owners are installing solar panels and battery back-up systems in record numbers, which raises the question: Is including a battery backup with your solar system a good idea?
Battery technology has become a rather large portion of most of our lives, from powering our cell phones to fueling our cars, batteries are nearly everywhere. So how are batteries playing a role in solar powered homes?
You’re likely familiar with some of the many benefits of solar power, such as clean renewable energy, reduced electricity bills, and low maintenance. But you may be surprised to learn a few additional facts about solar and the uniqueness this energy source has.
Although New Hampshire ranks among the bottom ⅓ of states in solar installation and production, solar is growing in popularity. According to SEIA, as of Q4, 2021, roughly 28,000 New Hampshire households have some level of solar installation, and many businesses are now moving to clean, renewable solar energy.
When you think of solar, most people picture a rooftop installation on a home or business. Still, there is a growing number of property owners who are choosing “double-duty” solar installations for one reason or another. Double-duty solar installations are structural ground mounting systems that offer a secondary functional use, such as a pergola or carport that provides shade and shelter from the elements and offers an ideal location for a solar installation.
With dramatic changes in gas prices and a growing number of automobile manufacturers offering full or hybrid Electric Vehicle (EV) options, more and more people are considering adding a home EV charging station. If you’re also considering adding solar, the addition of an EV charging station is an easy one, but if you’re one of the many people who have already made the move to solar and now would like to add an EV charging station, here’s what you should know.