March 31, 2020

What Are the Options for a Solar Battery?

Is a Tesla PowerWall or a Sonnen Solar battery right for your home?

Solar energy has become increasingly popular in the residential sector as technology has advanced, making it more affordable. Solar power saves energy and cuts costs on utility bills. If you are thinking of making the switch, it might be challenging to choose which system is best for you. That questions becomes even more important when considering a battery storage solution, to save solar generated electricity for use at night or during a power outage. Learn whether a Tesla PowerWall installer or a Sonnen installer is a better fit for your Calabasas home.

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Benefits of a Tesla PowerWall

Tesla is a powerhouse in the solar energy industry for a good reason. They have offered some of the best selections in the market for several years. Tesla's 13.5 kWh system is one of the most economical on the market. Users can manually manipulate their battery usage with smart software and time-based controls, allowing them to lower their electricity bills. Tesla offers a ten-year warranty on its battery, guaranteeing that its batteries will maintain at least 70% of its charging capability for ten years. While Tesla is one of the most economical choices for battery storage, it's important to have an experienced solar consultant customize the design, taking into account such factors as number of batteries, what circuits should be backed up in an emergency, and location of installation. Tesla PowerWalls can be installed outside the house in states such as California.

Benefits of a Sonnen Solar Battery

The Sonnen battery is another excellent choice for those looking into solar energy. The most popular model is smaller than Tesla's at 4kWh, which is enough to power your home for a few hours, but you can add other banks up to 16kWh if you are looking for something more substantial. Sonnen uses a smart system to manage where energy is being sent and collects data to create an energy profile that will learn about your power usage and manually track where power is going. The Sonnen solar solution is in widespread us all over Germany and other parts of Europe, and has even been used in some parts of the world to create neighborhood "micro-grids," in which one house battery can be tied to another to share energy among houses on the same street.

Still Unsure? Give Green Convergence a Call!

Are you interested in implementing a Tesla Powerwall or Sonnen Solar Battery in your home? We are certified as both a Sonnen and Tesla PowerWall Installer. We would be happy to work with you on your project. Give us a call at (661) 491-5111, fill out our contact form, or chat with us below.


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