Battery Backup for Solar Systems

Going solar can save you money on energy bills and help the environment at the same time. More and more businesses and households are installing solar powered systems with battery backup to counter load shedding (load shedding means, the power collected in the battery storage will allow your household or business to continue being powered for a certain amount of time). A solar system powered by batteries can help you maximize your ability to use the electricity generated by your solar panels on a day-to-day basis. This can also allow people the option to take their home completely off the grid. Instead of using energy from the grid, your home will instead use the extra energy in your solar battery. This can lead to significant savings for the consumer.

A solar battery backup can still benefit you even if you don’t want to go completely off the grid. If your home experiences a power outage, you will still lose power even if you have a solar panel system because of how your panels are connected to the grid; however, you can use the solar battery backup to provide power to your home in the event of a power outage.

So, how does a solar power system without battery back-up work?

Energy is produced by solar panels and is directed to the household. Solar panels do not need to produce electricity to run the entire household as electricity shortfalls can be made up by the power grid.


  • Less costly to install
  • Less components to maintain
  • Saves on electricity bills
  • Environmentally friendly


  • Does not provide the house with electricity during load shedding   

How does a solar power system with battery backup work?

Solar panel systems with battery storage essentially work the same way as systems without battery storage. Electricity is produced by solar panels to power the house while electricity from the grid supplements power shortfalls when the solar panels aren’t producing enough. The difference is that batteries are included in the system and allows for electricity to be stored. These battery banks range in size and are charged by both the power grid and solar panels. This allows for a household or business to draw power from the battery systems during load shedding.


  • Household or businesses can keep their lights on during load shedding
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Save on electricity bills
  • Reduce Your Reliance on the Grid
  • Optimize Your Solar Power Consumption
  • Be Prepared for Potential Disasters
  • Leave a Smaller Carbon Footprint


  • More costly to install
  • More components to maintain

At Advanced Power Inc., we have all the components you need to tailor the right solar powered system for you. We are happy to help beyond the buying process so that you have confidence in your purchase and in the information we give you to get your started with your investment. Our highly skilled team of employees can provide you with the knowledge you need so you can begin your journey with all of the benefits that going solar has to offer!

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