If you’re in the market for a solar panel energy system, you probably have your fair share of questions, such as Can you use a solar panels without a battery? What options are available? How do the systems work? Will I need a solar battery?
The beauty of solar panel energy is that there are a variety of system approaches, and not all require a solar battery. The solar panel installation experts at PES Solar have the experience necessary to help you determine which approach works best for you.
How Do Solar Panels Work Without a Battery?
If you haven’t looked into solar panel energy information before, you’re probably wondering how functioning without a battery is even possible. One of the ways this is accomplished is by utilizing a grid-tied solar electric system. In this system, the solar panels draw upon your existing utility grid as needed — this can happen at night when the sun isn’t available. Since excess solar energy is stored in the grid from overflow, it functions as a placeholder battery.
The Pros and Cons of Using Solar Panels Without a Battery
Going with no battery is not a one-size-fits-all situation, so there are some benefits and drawbacks that you should consider:
- Pros: Drawing from the grid is very useful as a backup on its own, as it is generally low maintenance. Your carbon footprint is largely reduced without a battery. There are also some tax incentive programs that are specifically designed for grid-tied solar panel systems.
- Cons: Although you are still greatly reducing your carbon footprint and using clean energy, grid-tied solar systems are still drawing from fossil fuel plant energy pools. There is also the matter of power outages: batteries are fail-safes against outages. They can relay critical power to the system for up to a couple days while a major outage gets sorted, while the grid will have to wait those out.
No matter your choice, you can expect greater savings and clean energy output with a solar panel electric system from PES Solar; with or without a battery.
Solar Panels Done Better with PES Solar
For over 20 years, PES Solar has satisfied homeowners with quality solar panel systems. Our expert team of installers can help guide you in your choice to go with a battery, or without. With an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, PES Solar offers zero-down financing pending credit approval to further assist homeowners in going solar.