Though solar power brings countless benefits, power outages can still affect your home. Installing a solar energy backup system will provide the vital energy you need to keep your essential appliances running, come rain or shine. Our solar battery storage systems will also reduce electricity costs and eliminate the need for gas-guzzling generators for a cleaner, greener home.
Top brands, like Tesla Powerwall and LG Chem, create innovative solar battery systems that we use to design a backup system and install it in your home. Solar batteries collect excess electricity during the brightest hours of the day, so you can use it during an outage or while sunlight is limited. The solar battery system will then power your appliances automatically when an outage occurs.
Our solar power experts evaluate your current usage to determine the best solar backup system to meet your home’s energy requirements. With a selection of batteries and microinverters from top brands, the resources to provide prompt services, and premium aftercare, you can trust 8MSolar to manage your entire solar backup project from start to electrifying finish.
If you’d like to power your home with just the flip of a switch if an outage or other crisis comes your way, then absolutely. But electricity during outages isn’t the only reason a backup solar energy system is a must-have. Here are other benefits of installing a solar battery storage system in your North Carolina home.
Solar batteries can help you lower your energy bills by saving excess electricity. You can also enjoy credit from your utility company for feeding excess energy back to the grid
With a backup battery, you'll rely far less on energy companies, maximizing your energy independence and giving you more control over your energy consumption and source consumption and source
Even when your entire neighborhood is out of power, you won’t need to worry about powering your essential appliances, lights, and heating systems with a solar battery backup system
Capitalize on the 30% federal tax credit on solar battery backup systems and North Carolina’s tax programs that help you recover part of your solar battery system's appraised value
A solar backup system is a far safer, cleaner, and quieter solution to powering your home during outages than traditional backup systems like noisy, carbon-heavy gas generators
Compared with traditional fuel-powered generators, solar batteries will cost you far less over time, need little to no maintenance, and eliminate the need to buy expensive gas or diesel
Our solar power experts will walk you through the pros and cons of each system to help you select the best solar battery fit for your needs and budget.
We keep sizing, energy requirements, and electrical design in mind when implementing solar battery storage and backup solutions. Here are some details to consider for designing your solar battery backup system:
Depending on your preference, you can choose either an AC coupled or DC coupled system. Our solar power experts will walk you through the differences between AC and DC to help you choose the best fit for your needs.
You’ll need different current capacities for each specific load your battery is powering. We can help you determine what your constant power and peak power needs are so you’re fully prepared for using your backup system.
Days of autonomy (how many days your battery can power your loads without support) play a part in the size of the battery you’ll need. We will guide you through determining the number of days of autonomy and the size of solar battery you need to accommodate.
Yes, through a “net-metering” process, you can send any unused solar power back to your local utility company in exchange for credits that offset your monthly utility bill. At the end of the month, you’ll get charged the ‘net’ difference between the amount of energy you consume and the power you send to the grid.
Almost all large utilities, including Duke Energy, offer net metering. Some smaller co-ops might not have systems in place. Schedule a consultation, and we can find your local net metering policies for you.
Your solar battery will typically last between five and fifteen years, depending on the battery type and model.