Solar Batteries vs. Backup Generators: Which Is Better?

Solar Batteries vs. Backup Generators: Which Is Better?

Power outages can be frustrating, especially if you work at home or rely on many appliances to get through the day. Plus, if you live in an area with harsh weather, power outages can be a bit more frightening. Thankfully, various backup power options are available to provide suitable solutions and peace of mind.

Before choosing any random backup power unit, take time to educate yourself on an important subject—which is better: solar batteries or backup generators? If you’re new to the subject, you can use our list below to conveniently learn the essentials and make the right choice for your lifestyle.

Backup Generators

As the name suggests, these generators are a homeowner’s backup plan when the power goes out. Unlike its solar-powered counterpart, the average backup generator uses diesel fuel to run during emergencies.

These fuel-powered generators provide a quick, convenient solution because, with the right setup, your backup unit can kick in when blackouts strike. Luckily, more accommodating backup power solutions exist if you prefer to take a greener approach to power outages.

Solar Batteries

As a certified Tesla Powerwall installer, Go Solar Power is undoubtedly capable of taking you through the ins and outs of solar battery storage. A solar battery works in tandem with solar panels to absorb sunlight, transferring it into energy and using it to power homes, offices, and beyond.

First, solar batteries are an eco-friendlier alternative to backup generators because the former uses solar energy to function. Thanks to solar batteries, you can accumulate and access power at home without using the electrical grid. Another helpful attribute of solar batteries is their lack of maintenance, especially if you have a high-quality Tesla Powerwall in place.

Don’t forget about the federal tax credit you can receive with a Tesla Powerwall; the money-saving capabilities of solar energy are certainly nothing to scoff at.Further, batteries like the Tesla Powerwall won’t fall victim to power outages if you have an off-grid system. Speaking of which, let’s move into the final phase of this comparison: making the right call for your needs.

Making the Right Call

As you can see, pitting solar batteries vs. backup generators is interesting because they’re both useful but for different power generating preferences. If you have zero interest in running a solar-powered household but still want access to backup power, then a traditional generator makes more sense. However, if you want to avoid using fossil fuels, own a solar system, or want to install a solar system soon, then the aforementioned batteries are the perfect solution.

After all, off-grid solar systems rely on storage batteries like the Tesla Powerwall as the primary power source. Plus, when a power outage strikes, your primary power source doesn’t shift; your solar battery will keep providing uninterrupted power regardless.

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