Solar storage is a hot topic in the solar industry because it has the potential to reduce dependence on the electric grid. Instead of relying on the grid to supplement your energy consumption at night and on cloudy days, you would be able to use the excess, stored power when your system isn’t producing. During power outages, a battery can serve as backup for specific circuits within the home, however it typically won’t be able to power the entire home.

Sunnova is currently testing battery systems in select markets.