Home Storage Battery Anyone?

Home Storage Battery Anyone?

Home Storage Battery Anyone?

The home energy storage battery is fast becoming the way of the future.

Large wall units have already been featured in the latest amongst these units. As solar energy becomes a more sustainable energy product, the more compact battery inevitably goes hand-in-hand as an essential for energy storage and for backup power.

The home energy battery has far more conveniences than the gas-powered generators, either portable or stationary. Batteries can be wall mounted either outside or indoors, and turn on immediately that a power outage occurs. They run quietly and have money-saving potential.

Gas-Powered Generators

Gas-powered generators on the other hand, have to be rolled out if they are portable, and manually started; be refueled every few hours; and they contribute to noise and gas pollution. Stationary propane generators are positioned outdoors and connect to the power system of the house through the home’s gas line. The benefit of the stationary generator over the portable is that the system starts up immediately with an automatic transfer switch in the case of a power outage. Both the stationary and portable systems require fuel to run, and therefore there may not be any savings on utilities to the property owner.


The battery is plugged into the wall and allows for bidirectional flow of electricity, resulting in it being charged as the power is going into the house and even when it is not. The benefits of these batteries is that the stored energy gives the homeowner options as to how much is spent on utilities, as well as reducing the load on the grid especially during peak usage.

The development of these batteries has undergone radical advances over the past few years – from lithium-ion batteries, which require ventilation and cooling technology to prevent overheating; to lithium manganese cobalt batteries; and lithium iron phosphate batteries, which are supposed to be less subject to over-heating, and the availability of cobalt.

As the solar energy sector grows, the interest in energy storage batteries for the home increases; so too the consumer will become more educated as to the benefits not only for their own personal energy and utility consumption, but also the storage of solar and wind energy that can be added back into the community’s grid.

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