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Solar batteries for home use

Last updated 10/12/2018

Guide to choosing a battery for your solar panels

Are you considering installing a battery with your solar energy system? With EnergySage’s solar battery guide, you can determine whether a solar-plus-storage system make sense for your home and find the battery that meets your needs.

Can you go off-grid with solar batteries?

Many homeowners who are shopping for solar on the EnergySage Solar Marketplace want to use their solar panels to go “off the grid.” Is it possible to go off-grid with a solar panel system that includes a battery? Learn more about what it takes to go off the grid with solar-plus-storage.

All about solar-plus-storage

Battery technology has been around for decades, but solar batteries are new to the market. Before you make a purchase, understand how solar batteries work, and when they’re the right option for your home energy system.

How to choose a solar battery

Use EnergySage's comprehensive resources to find the solar battery that is best for your home or business's solar-plus-storage needs.

The cost of solar is dropping across the nation. See prices in your area and get free solar quotes on the EnergySage Marketplace.

Find the best solar battery for your home

EnergySage has reviewed all of the best solar batteries available for your home. Use our in-depth solar battery reviews.

Get the best price for a solar-plus-storage system

Whether you’re considering a standard solar energy system or one that includes energy storage, you can receive multiple offers from qualified, pre-screened solar installers in your area on the EnergySage Solar Marketplace. With EnergySage, high-quality solar installers compete for your business, which means you can save 20 percent or more. When you register, specify that you’re interested in a solar-plus-storage option to receive offers that include solar batteries.

FAQ: Can solar batteries power your house?

Yes, solar batteries can be used to power your house. However, a single solar battery will only power your home for a few hours. In most cases, it makes sense to stay connected to the electric grid even if you have a solar-plus-storage system.

The cost of solar is dropping across the nation. See prices in your area and get free solar quotes on the EnergySage Marketplace.

Get competing solar quotes online. See solar prices near you.

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