Enhance your solar power system by adding home batteries
Solar Battery Storage Systems for Homeowners
Solar Battery Systems from SunPower
In your home, power is everything. Keeping the lights on at night, finding savings for your family and fresh food in the refrigerator is more than a luxury. It represents safety, freedom and control. Adding a battery to your residential solar system can maintain safety and savings for the future.*The ability to provide electricity during an outage will vary based on the amount of energy stored in the battery, wattage and duration of use of devices/appliances connected to the system, the battery’s ability to recharge during daylight hours, and other factors. Additional hardware may be required for powering your HVAC system. Storage system should not be relied upon as a single source of power for critical medical devices. backup.
SunPower makes it easy to add batteries to any home. Learn more about the benefits of adding solar battery storage to your home power system.
Solar Battery with Home Backup
Become less reliant on the utility and keep your home energized with solar energy during power outages. In addition to controlling energy costs, home backup can keep the lights on and power your essential appliances during grid interruptions.
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Backup your home
Power outages are simply part of our world these days. From rolling blackouts to lightning storms to simply spending more time at home—be the house on the block where the lights shine bright and the electric bills drop.*The ability to power appliances and electronics during outages depends upon the implementation at installation. “Essential Appliances” are determined by the homeowner before installation and typically include lights, select appliances and outlets for devices. The battery storage system should not be relied upon as a power source for critical medical devices. The life of the battery storage system will vary depending on a number of factors including: the amount of energy stored in the battery, the amount of wattage used by the appliances and electronics connected to the battery storage system, the age of the battery, the battery’s ability to recharge during daylight hours due to weather, the frequency and duration of battery usage, and other factors. Battery life will decrease with time and use.
Increase your energy independence
Electricity costs are rising across the country, and utilities are charging more when you need power the most. Instead, make your own clean energy, store the excess for peak times or power outages, and increase your home energy independence.
Control your home energy use
With the mySunPower® app you can manage your home solar, storage and electricity use—from virtually anywhere. Monitor battery charge levels and customize storage settings on the fly. Available on your phone, tablet, or desktop.
How solar battery systems with home backup work
In the video below we explain how combining a SunPower Equinox® solar system with battery backup like SunVault Storage can power your home with cleaner energy, lower your electric bills and keep the lights on when grid power goes out.
Charge with solar
As your SunPower Equinox system produces energy, it sends the electricity you're not using to SunVault Storage and/or sells it back to the grid for a credit on future electric bills.*Net metering utility credits and incentives vary by location and are subject to change. Your SunPower Dealer can help you determine incentives available in your area. Please visit the dsireusa.org website for detailed solar policy information.
Manage peak demand usage
Intelligent software monitors your solar, home energy use and utility rates to determine which power source to use—maximizing use of solar and reducing peak-time charges.
Backup your essentials
When the power goes out, SunVault Storage can provide seamless backup to power your essential appliances, such as keeping the lights on or running your refrigerator.*The ability to power appliances and electronics during outages depends upon the implementation at installation. "Essential Appliances" are determined by the homeowner before installation and typically include lights, select appliances and outlets for devices. The battery storage system should not be relied upon as a power source for critical medical devices. The life of the battery storage system will vary depending on a number of factors including: the amount of energy stored in the battery, the amount of wattage used by the appliances and electronics connected to the battery storage system, the age of the battery, the battery's ability to recharge during daylight hours due to weather, the frequency and duration of battery usage, and other factors. Battery life will decrease with time and use.
Increase earnings from solar battery storage with SunPower Virtual Power Plants
You can earn extra money on top of electric bill savings by joining SunPower's Virtual Power Plant and helping reduce strain on the electric grid.*Virtual Power Plant (VPP) programs are available only in select locations. Benefits of these programs vary and are subject to change. Please check with your grid electricity provider to see if you are eligible. Your SunPower installer can also help you determine incentives available in your area.
Learn more about SunPower VPP programs
Enhance your home power system with solar batteries
Adding a home battery to your SunPower Equinox solar system is the perfect way to make the most of the solar energy you produce.
Frequently asked questions about solar battery storage
What is NEM 3.0 and how does solar battery storage factor into play?
NEM 3.0 is an updated solar buyback rate program in California effective April 2023 for PG&E, SCE, and SDG&E customers. Under NEM 3.0 the precise value solar customers are compensated varies with grid demand based on time, day, and month– but is on average 75% lower than it was for NEM 2.0 systems.
Solar batteries benefit homeowners by storing your excess energy rather than sending it back to the grid, allowing you to use it later to maximize the value of that energy.
What is included in the SunPower SunVault Storage System?
SunVault storage is comprised of two boxes (or more with whole home backup), the SunVault Battery and Hub+® (the brains behind the system). Additionally, all customers receive access to SunPower's mobile app to view their performance and manage system settings.
Is there a warranty? How does it compare?
Yes. SunPower provides a 10-year warranty for SunVault Storage as part of the Complete Confidence Warranty—the same warranty that covers your SunPower solar system.
Will the battery work on days when it is not sunny outside?
SunVault Storage is designed to charge when it is sunny and discharge when needed based on your settings. In your mobile app, you can select how much of the battery you want to use daily for cost savings and how much to reserve for an outage.