The Myth of Whole-Home Battery Backup

By [email protected] Battery backup systems coupled with solar are being hailed as the best solution to public safety power shutoffs in California — not to mention our archaic electric grid.

Not only are these systems ideal for powering a home when the power goes out, but they also help reduce electricity costs and provide grid support services when needed by the local utility. For emissions and cost reasons, conventional gas or diesel generators are not an option.

So there is no surprise that demand for these systems is outstripping equipment supply as well as availability of qualified installation labor.

Limits to whole-home battery backup

But there’s

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