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Top 5 Best Backup Solar Batteries for Your Home

We know finding the best Backup Solar Batteries for Your Home can be difficult, so we put together this detailed list of the best of the best so you can make your decision wisely.  Each battery manufacturer produces batteries with different specifications, from those that offer small batteries meant to power a few appliances to those that offer massive storage laying several days. They also each provide warranties that can vary to suit your needs after the installation process. This list of amazing backup battery manufacturers is ever-changing and expanding, so please check back often. If you find another location that should be listed here – or one that should be removed – please let us know!

1.  Electriq Powerpod

       14451 Catalina Street,  San Leandro, California, 945777, United States | (855) 250-7097


Product Details: The PowerPod is a smart home battery backup device built to protect against blackouts and save on energy costs. The PowerPod prioritizes keeping batteries charged and ready for grid disruption in Backup mode, using only solar energy. When the grid operation is disrupted, the device will automatically start insulation, power local loads with solar power or stored battery power.

Key Features: In TOU (Time of Use) mode, the inverter remains grid-connected, but gives priority to the use of batteries and renewable sources to run loads during high-speed periods. Power supplied from the batteries will try to match the load for as long as possible during peak time of use (TOU).

In Self-Supply mode, the PowerPod gives priority first to power local loads with solar and/or stored power. The PowerPod will use the generated solar energy to recharge the batteries before any power is exported to the grid. If the battery is full and there is a surplus of power available, the surplus is exported to the grid. If the battery is exhausted and no solar power is available, power is drawn from the grid to power loads as a last-priority source.

In Custom Mode, you are able to set discharge and charge time periods to match your specific energy lifestyle. Once a schedule has been set, the system will strictly adhere to these time periods while unloading or charging. When unloading in this mode, all other modifiers are ignored except for the battery reserve value set by the user and the current charging status of the battery. When charging in this mode, the predetermined time periods that are set by the user are the only hours that the battery will attempt to charge up to 100%. This mode is only available on AC-coupled systems.

What Makes Them Different: The Electriq Power app provides analytics and insight into production, consumption and storage data in an intuitively designed interface. Correlated utility rates, weather forecasts, historical consumption, and other factors, Electriq View automates savings by controlling PowerPod and other smart appliances to reduce energy consumption at peak rates. The Electriq Power app is available on both web and mobile applications and can be accessed via the cloud from anywhere in the world.

2.  Sonnen Eco

        2048 Weems Road, Building C , Tucker, Georgia 30084, United States | +1 (310) 853 2404


Product Details: Sonnen Eco is the company’s proven original home battery solution that expands to meet the energy needs of your home with clean, reliable power. It’s an ultra long-lasting, 100% recyclable technology. Optimizes how you use energy with ample backup reserve. It has a free warranty of 10 years/10,000 cycles.

Key Features: Sonnen Eco is using 24/7 solar power. It is paired with solar to harvest clean, abundant energy to be used later—reducing your carbon footprint. It stays powered by outages. It seamlessly backs up more of your home essentials when the grid goes down. It lowers your bills of energy. It also reduces your dependence on the grid when the rates are high with smart preferences that you can set and forget. 

Sonnen Eco complements the unique style of your home. You can enjoy a modern, all-in-one, child-friendly design that sets your home apart. It even saves your generator for emergency situations. What it does is integrate the generator to keep your battery full in an extended outage—with or without solar power. It recycles your battery, too. Eco minimizes your environmental impact with lithium-iron-phosphate batteries that are durable, safe and 100% recyclable.

What Makes Them different: Sonnen Eco is contributing to a more resilient grid. You can enroll your battery in local utility programs to share clean power, earn cash back, and reduce emissions. You can control your energy from anywhere using this product, which optimizes your backup, peak and solar use settings and monitors your energy on demand. You can customize the size of your battery. You can use 10-20 kWh of battery size to power what’s most important in your home.


3.  Panasonic EverVolt™ EVAC-105-4 (Standard) | EVAC-105-6 (Plus)

Product Details: The same legendary Panasonic battery technology that powers the most advanced electric cars in the world is now available to power your home. EverVoltTM stores the excess power your solar panels generate during the day for use during grid outages or for sale to your local utility. Available in four or six-battery configurations, this AC-coupled storage system works with or without solar power and delivers clean, usable energy from 11,4 kWh to 17,1 kWh.

Key Features: Panasonic EverVolt has a modular design that offers flexible storage options from 11.4 kWh to 17.1 kWh to accommodate any home size. Works with new or existing solar panel systems or as a stand-alone renewable energy source. It features an easy installation with new or existing solar systems and seamless integration with the majority of generators. It also monitors and manages system operations, performance and more from the EverVolt mobile app. It has a full 10-year Panasonic system warranty.

What Makes Them different: EverVolt is turning your smart decision to go solar into a brilliant one. Enjoy instant backup power and more savings year after year. Quality solar panels generate more energy than you can use in a day. If you’re not using it, why lose it? EverVolt stores your surplus solar energy for use when power goes out or at night when the rates are high.

Even if your home is not yet solar-powered, have peace of mind with hours of backup power during power failures and shutdowns. EverVolt can be installed to work in harmony with any residential solar panel system or as a stand-alone renewable energy source. No matter where you’re on your clean energy journey, EverVolt lets you run key appliances longer and live life as usual when the unexpected happens.

4. Generac PWRcell

        S45W29290 Highway 59 , Waukesha, Wisconsin, 53189, United States | (888-436-3722)

Product Details: The PWRcell system can provide up to 9kW of continuous backup power to the basic power needs of the home or to the entire home. A single PWRcell battery can provide enough starting power to back up large loads such as air conditioners and well pumps.

Key Features: The PWRcell battery is not only the most powerful battery on the market, but also the most flexible and scalable. It can be set up for completely outdoor installations in almost any climate with an optional Outdoor Rated (OR) PWRcell battery cabinet and a new PWRcell battery module. The PWRcell battery can be configured to meet any budget or lifestyle: with as few as three battery modules with a capacity of 8.6 kWh and an output of 4.5 kW; or with four, five and six battery module configurations with a capacity of up to 18 kWh and an output of 9 kW. When even more power is needed, multiple PWRcell batteries can be connected to a single PWRcell inverter with up to 36kWh of storage capacity and 11kW of continuous backup power.

What Makes Them Different: Generac PWRcell is a smart energy storage system. Equipped with PWRview energy monitoring technology, PWRcell protects you during power outage and allows you to control your energy use in order to save on utility costs.

  • Get through the night on the sunstorm
  • Protect what is important, home and family, during power outages
  • Lower energy bills and avoid high rates
  • Gain more independence from the grid

With the optional PWRview app, you can easily keep tabs on your energy consumption, monitor your battery usage and track your savings.

  • Get an understanding of your energy use in real time
  • View daily consumption, solar generation and battery use dashboards along with bill estimates and savings.
  • Keep energy expenditure in check with detailed billing, forecasting and history.

5. Enphase Ensemble

      47281 Bayside Parkway , Fremont, California, 94538, United States |  (877) 797-4743

Product Details: Energy Management Technology EnsembleTM is the world’s first all-in-one smart energy system. Designed entirely by Enphase, Ensemble technology allows you to easily generate and store clean energy from your solar installation, all of which can be controlled with a single mobile app.

Ensemble technology solves the most common problem with solar energy – power generation is disconnected, or there is a power outage – by weaving layoffs, backups, and monitoring into a single unified ecosystem. And in a world where ever-increasing floods, hurricanes, earthquakes and other natural disasters continue to disrupt the electricity supply of the grid – this kind of protection is priceless.

Key Features: Ensemble Technology is a tightly integrated system built around the following:

  • Solar power generation using Enphase Energy AC Modules and our IQTM series of microinverters
  • Storage of solar power using the EnchargeTM storage system
  • Home energy monitoring and control – using tools such as the EnpowerTM smart switch, the EnvoyTM communication gateway, and the EnlightenTM mobile app.

Together, these components ensure that your home enjoys continuous, uninterrupted power – day and night – when you’re connected to the grid or even when the grid is down.

What Makes Them Different: The Ensemble system begins with Enphase Energy AC Modules or IQ Series Microinverters coupled with panels that turn sunlight into clean electricity. Choosing what to do with the energy generated by your PV system is entirely in your hands. You can use the Enphase Enlighten mobile app to:

  • Power your home with solar energy right away
  • Turn it to the storage of the solar battery for later use
  • Feed it to the grid (if your state offers net energy metering)

Seamless integration of Ensemble Technology components allows homeowners unprecedented control over how and when they can use the clean energy generated by their PV systems.

What are your procedures for ensuring a contactless installation process?

Solar is installed on the roof or on the ground, and we already observed social distancing procedures. Our crews wear safety equipment including Personal Protection Equipment to prevent the spread of COVID 19 not only to our clients, but also within our crews.

How is the sales process if we cannot meet in person?

With just a few pieces of information about your solar project, we can design an online solar proposal for your review. We then set a time to review the proposal by phone or Zoom to answer any questions you have. The financing process is paperless and contactless, any hard copies are sent by Priority Mail/FedEx. All of the contracts and disclosures are contactless using e-signatures.

How is the permit process contactless?

Many jurisdictions are starting to allow online permit applications and communication is facilitated by email. Final inspections are still completed in person, but social distancing and PPE is used to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

How do we ensure our installation crews are COVID-19 free?

Any of our installers that show up to work with an elevated temperature, coughing, fever or other sickness, they are sent home until the symptoms have subsided.

Where can I find more information about COVID-19 and the Solar Industry?

Please check with the SEIA (Solar Energy Industry Association) on all of the latest developments and safety protocols in the solar industry.

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