Generac Backup Batteries

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We partnered with Generac Power Systems to bring solar to your community and beyond. You’ll gain peace of mind with a Generac PWRcell battery designed to keep portions of your home running even during power outages! Pair your solar panels with a Generac solar backup battery to add protection for your home in case of power outages and potentially save on your electric bill.3

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How Does A Generac Solar Battery Backup Work?

What It Does

Generac battery backup systems store excess unused power created by your solar panels to be used during a power outage or at night when your solar panels stop producing energy.

How It Works

At night, during an outage or on days when your solar panels receive little sunlight, you can use your Generac battery to power portions of your home independent of the grid.

Why It Matters

POWERHOME SOLAR recommends bundling a Generac battery backup with your solar panel system to get the most return on your investment. Watch the video to see how it works.

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Customize A Generac Battery Backup For Your Virginia Beach Home

Your Generac battery backup can be tailored to your home’s unique energy needs. Depending on the scenario, you can choose from four power modes to best store your energy. Learn the benefits of each mode below: 

Clean Backup Mode

Clean Backup Mode sends all of the energy created by your solar panels directly to your backup battery. This keeps the battery at 100% capacity so that in case of an outage, you have as much energy as possible to power your home.

Self-Supply Mode

With this mode, you can store excess energy in your battery to use at a later time. When your battery reaches 100%, it sends excess energy back to the grid. 

Priority Backup Mode

This is similar to Clean Backup Mode, except you also can use power from the grid to bring your battery to full capacity.

Grid Mode

Grid mode is meant for when you don’t have a battery attached to your solar system. When you add one, that’s where the three other modes come in handy. For a more detailed explanation of each backup mode, read this blog and learn how these batteries can be fit your home’s energy needs.

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Where Will My Generac Battery Backup System Live?

Your Generac backup battery system will be installed outside of your living space. Popular areas are against a wall in your garage or mounted on the side of your home. The location will depend on your architecture and local building codes. As a bonus, a cover shield will protect the battery from the Virginia Beach weather so it performs for years to come!

About Generac

Generac is a world-renowned company that provides generators, power washers and batteries. Since 1959, Generac continues to present innovative generator technology by introducing automatic transfer switches, portable technology and more. Today, Generac is the #1 brand in residential backup generators.

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Generac Backup Batteries FAQs

How long do solar batteries last?

Your Generac backup battery’s lifespan is about 10 years.

What size backup battery do I need in Virginia Beach?

Our Generac battery backups come in one size, but that model has four modes of operation you can customize to meet your home’s energy needs.

How does a Generac battery backup work?

The Generac battery backup functions as a storage unit for any excess electricity produced by your solar panels. So if you have a particularly sunny day, electricity that would otherwise be unused can be stored for later use when your panels are not producing. This makes the battery a great investment for overnight use or during power outages.

Do solar panels need batteries in Virginia Beach?

Your solar panels do not need a backup battery system to generate electricity for your home. However, having a battery in place will allow you to access that power when your solar panels aren’t producing, meaning you’d have access overnight or during power outages.

How do you hook up solar panels to batteries?

Your POWERHOME SOLAR installation team will take care of this for you on installation day! You won’t need to worry about connecting your solar system, just enjoy the potential savings and protection from the negative impacts of outages.

What is a solar battery?

A solar battery or battery backup system stores any electricity produced by your solar panels that is not used to power your home. You’ll be able to configure how this electricity can later be put to use, but the big draw is that it allows you to use solar power when your panels are not actively producing.

How do you charge a Generac battery?

The Generac battery backup is itself powered by your solar panels! So you don’t need to worry about its charge level.

Are solar panel batteries worth it in Virginia Beach?

We think so! With a Generac battery backup system in place, your solar panels will be able to power select limited portions of your home for a limited amount of time even in the event of a complete power outage. This peace of mind is invaluable. Plus, it means you’ll be able to make use of solar power overnight too. You’ll get more use out of your solar investment.

Do I need a solar battery in Virginia Beach?

You do not need a solar battery backup in order to install solar panels. Many homeowners are satisfied with panels alone. But a battery backup system allows you to make full use of your solar power at any time, not just when your panels are producing.