Grid Independence with Battery Storage
More than ever, our customers are incorporating battery storage with their grid-tied solar systems.
During the day, solar electricity will help power your home and charge your batteries. At sundown, your battteries will discharge to help meet your home’s nightly electricity needs. A solar + storage system reduces your reliance on the grid and lowers your monthly electric bills.
During grid outages, your solar and storage system will provide backup power. Depending on your home’s existing electrical configuration, and the number of batteries you choose, you can have whole home backup, partial home backup or a critical loads backup. We will help you understand your home’s backup capabilities.
Monitor your system’s performance online. Check out your solar and storage system anytime, anywhere with online monitoring. For example, the Tesla app tracks whole home energy use, solar generation, battery status, backup history and grid consumption.
At the Grant residence, we installed two solar systems: one is in TVA’s Green Power Program and the other helps power his home and charges batteries.
Types of Installations
We will evaluate the suitability of your roof based on this criteria:
- Faces south, east and/or west
- Has minimal shade from nearby trees
- Has minimal obstructions like chimneys,dormers,etc.
- Is in good condition (typically, under 10 years old)
- Is asphalt shingle, metal, standing seam, or another material suitable for solar panels
Examples of our roof-mounted projects
8.7kW solar system on an asphalt shingle roof in Westhaven in Franklin, TN
10kW solar system on a metal roof in rural Williamson County, TN
5.4kW solar system on a standing seam copper roof in Nashville, TN
Other mounting options
A ground-mounted system costs more than a roof-mounted system, but provides higher production. Here’s why: We can install the panels so they are orientated due south, receiving the most sunlight. Also, ground-mounted solar panels receive more air flow, enhancing performance.
Examples of our ground-mounted projects
10kW system in Kingston Springs, TN
20kW system in Clarksville, TN
10kW system in Hendersonville, TN
Canopy or awning
Get the perks of a ground-mounted system, plus shade for your parking area, patio, or porch. A parking canopy pairs nicely with an electric vehicle (EV) charger. Cool factor: Translucent solar panels can be used!
Examples of our solar canopy and awning projects
5kW solar canopy for patio (plus 3kW rooftop panels) in
8kW solar awning for front porch in
5kW solar canopy for patio
(plus 3kW rooftop panels) in
8kW solar awning
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Solar-charged battery storage systems & all solar mounting types qualify for the 30% federal tax credit. Next year, the tax credit drops to 26% of total project cost.
Not sure which option is right for you? Contact us for your free project consultation! We customize each system based on site considerations, your goals and your input. Request your consultation today.