Written on behalf by Madeline Acri, National Energy Storage Specialist at Soligent
It is hard to deny that this summer is off to a steamy start. This week, the UK is experiencing some of the hottest temperatures ever recorded. While the afternoon sun begins to bake our homes, it is tempting to crank up the A/C. But the grid is struggling to meet demand, especially in ERCOT, the grid of Texas that does not have any other regional grids to rely on. The good news is that every day Texas adds more solar generating capacity, the solar continues to set records for energy production. For anyone hoping to increase reliability to their home’s power, installing a solar plus storage system does just that. And today we have more product offerings than ever before to meet these needs. Enphase and SolarEdge, two of the leading grid-tie inverter brands, both have battery products in their offering. Generac, a leader in home standby generators, also has a solar product line complete with a DC generator to offer the highest efficiency charging between solar, batteries, and a generator. Simpliphi has been in the lithium battery space since 2002 and launched their own in-house inverter solution this month. For off-grid installations where reliability is paramount, Sol-ark inverters can be paired with Fortress or HomeGrid batteries. Contact your Account Manager to find out which storage solution is right for your projects today!