If you have shopped for solar in the last few years or own a solar energy system, you know what solar backup batteries are. Solar batteries are a way to store your unused energy and save it for critical times. When the power goes out, your solar backup battery will continue to power your home. A solar backup battery will also allow you to power your off-grid system even on days when there isn’t as much sunlight. One company, Enphase Energy, is making waves with its solar technology. This article will discuss Enphase Energy and the benefits of using Enphase batteries.
Benefits of Battery Backup
Solar battery backup has incredible benefits, including combating power outages and improving electrical savings. Many different solar batteries exist today, including the Tesla Powerwall 2, Panasonic Evervolt, and Eguana Technologies. But the Enphase battery storage system is one of the most widely installed batteries in the market today.
What is Enphase Energy?
Enphase Energy is a solar equipment manufacturer that has been pivotal in residential and commercial solar equipment technology. Enphase is best known for its microinverter technology – they’ve created a chip that converts DC power to AC power to combat power outages. This inverter technology has allowed them to expand their expertise into battery backup. Solar companies have begun to invest in Enphase Energy’s technology to offer their customers Enphase Encharge battery storage and solar microinverter systems.
What are the Benefits of Enphase Solar Batteries?
Each Encharge Battery Solution includes multiple bi-direction microinverters to switch energy from DC to AC and back again for safe and reliable operation. Because the inverters work in both directions, even if one were to fail, the power would continue flowing, and your lights stay on. Enphase Battery Storage systems provide seamless, automatic backup power to your home. Some of the features of the system are:
- Made from Lithium Iron Phosphate – safe cobalt-free battery technology
- Flexible, scalable design designed to be modular to suit your needs
- Scalable Enhcarge 10 and Encharge 3 Units
- All-in-One integration with Enphase Microinverters, Monitoring, and Reporting.
- Built-in Generator integration
Enphase batteries are one of the leading solar batteries in the industry. The all-in-one storage system is reliable, smart, simple, and safe. Their top benefits are:
1. Reliable and Outdoor Friendly
Enphase has devoted years of research and development when designing its storage energy systems. Their time allotted for creating an efficient storage energy system has allowed their storage solutions to be more reliable than ever. Enphase batteries have no single point of failure and can withstand harsh temperatures and humidity conditions because of their innovative semiconductor and passive cooling technology. The Enphase batteries are NEMA 3 rated and certified for outdoor use.
2. Made with Safer Components
Enphase batteries are manufactured with the safest battery chemistry available, Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP), making them safer for residential use. This cobalt-free technology contains no high-voltage electricity and is the first microinverter storage system to receive UL’s strict 9540A listing. By using LFP battery chemistry, Enphase has made its batteries one of the safest options. This safe battery chemistry is important because if your battery were struck by a car, there wouldn’t be any thermal runaway and risk of a fire.
Enphase batteries work at peak performance through various innovative technology components. Enphase has designed intelligent features to make it easier for homeowners to maximize the benefits of their batteries. These features include the Power Start™, which automatically supplies power to appliances that critically need electrical loads to continue running, like your water pump, air conditioning, and refrigerator. Storm Guard is a feature that monitors severe weather condition alerts issued by the National Weather Service. If a severe weather alert is active in your area, it prioritizes energy storage in case of a weather-related grid outage. The system will also install updates virtually, allowing practically hands-free maintenance and ensuring that it will always be up to date with the latest software and newest features.
4. Enhanced Reliability When You Need It
Enphase Storage is built using integrated Micro Technology, just like your roof. In the unlikely event of a microinverter failure, the other microinverters inside the system will keep the power running. It’s like a backup for your backup. It is just another layer of protection to ensure you have the power you need. Your battery backup should be available whenever you need it most.
5. Intelligently Designed to Work with Your Solar System
Enphase Battery Storage is intelligently designed to manage your solar system intuitively. The Enphase Battery can provide surge current to match short-term power needs, which can be extremely important when turning on energy-intensive appliances like refrigerators, sump pumps, or HVAC units. Enphase Battery Storage is an intelligent system that will intelligently prepare you for grid outages.
6. All-in-One Monitoring
You may need two different apps/portals when you add a battery storage system to your solar system – one to view your solar energy production and another to view your battery’s performance. When you decide to add an Enphase Battery System to your Enphase solar panel system, you can easily track and monitor your system and the Enphase battery’s performance all in one place using the Enlighten™ mobile app.
7. Easy to Add to Existing Solar Panel System
If you are worried that your current solar energy system isn’t using Enphase Energy technology, there’s no need to be! Solar installers can install Enphase batteries on existing systems that use other technology and solar systems that use Enphase products like microinverters. If you have a system that is not Enphase but choose to install an Enphase Battery System, you might have to monitor your battery and solar performance separately.
If you consider installing a solar battery, you may not know the proper size for your energy consumption. The Enphase Battery is a scalable solution. With an Enphase battery, you won’t be locked into your system’s size. You have options to start small, go big, or grow over time. With Enphase Energy Battery Storage, you become in control of your energy.
Enphase Batteries are a Great Choice
Whether you are considering solar panels with a battery backup, or an existing solar customer thinking about adding a battery, the Enphase battery solutions are a great choice. Enphase provides performance, reliability, and resiliency from power outages. At Sunlight Solar Inc., we offer the option of installing an Enphase battery. Call us at (858) 564-8032 or visit our website for any questions regarding solar batteries and the solar installation process.