Generac Backup Batteries

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Power outages can be serious inconveniences, but you can protect your Houston-area home with a Generac PWRcell battery. POWERHOME SOLAR has partnered with Generac Power Systems to make solar power accessible even in the event of an outage. Pair your solar panels with a Generac solar backup battery to protect your home in case of power outages3 and potentially save on your electric bill.

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How Does A Generac Solar Battery Backup Work?

What It Does

Generac battery backup systems save excess power from your solar panels to be used later, during a power outage, or at night when your solar panels don’t generate electricity.

How It Works

At night, during an outage, or on days when your solar panels aren’t getting enough sunlight, your battery backup can power portions of your home independent of the grid.

Why It Matters

POWERHOME SOLAR recommends bundling a Generac battery backup with your solar panel system to get the most return on your investment. Watch this video for more information.

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Customize A Generac Battery Backup For Your Houston Home

Just as every home is different, so are homeowners’ battery backup needs. Accordingly, Generac has four power modes — each one designed for different scenarios. Read on to see how you can customize your battery backup power.

Clean Backup Mode

Clean Backup Mode sends all energy created by your solar panels directly to your backup battery. This keeps the battery at full capacity so that in the event of an outage, you have as much energy as possible available to keep your home running.

Self-Supply Mode

With this mode, you can store excess energy in your battery for later use. When your battery reaches 100%, it sends excess energy back to the grid. 

Priority Backup Mode

Like Clean Backup Mode, this sends energy directly to your backup battery, but you can also use power from the grid to keep your battery at full capacity.

Grid Mode

Grid mode is intended for when you don’t have a backup battery. When you add one to your solar system, that’s where the three other modes become useful.

For a more detailed explanation of each backup mode, check out this blog

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Where Will My Generac Battery Backup System Live?

Your Generac backup battery system will live outside of your living space. This can be against a wall in your garage or mounted on the side of your home, depending on your architecture and local building codes. The battery will be protected by a cover shield so that it can cope with the Houston weather as well!

About Generac

Generac is a world-renowned company known for generators, power washers and batteries. Since 1959, Generac has introduced innovative generator technology such as automatic transfer switches, portable technology and more. Today, Generac is the #1 brand in residential backup generators. 

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Generac Backup Batteries FAQs

How long do solar batteries last?

Your Generac backup battery’s lifespan is about 10 years.

What size backup battery do I need in Houston?

Our Generac battery backups come in one size, but that model has four modes of operation you can customize to meet your home’s energy needs.

How does a Generac battery backup work?

The Generac battery backup functions as a storage unit for any excess electricity produced by your solar panels. So if you have a particularly sunny day, electricity that would otherwise be unused can be stored for later use when your panels are not producing. This makes the battery a great investment for overnight use or during power outages.

Do solar panels need batteries in Houston?

Your solar panels do not need a backup battery system to generate electricity for your home. However, having a battery in place will allow you to access that power when your solar panels aren’t producing, meaning you’d have access overnight or during power outages.

How do you hook up solar panels to batteries?

Your POWERHOME SOLAR installation team will take care of this for you on installation day! You won’t need to worry about connecting your solar system, just enjoy the potential savings and protection from the negative impacts of outages.

What is a solar battery?

A solar battery or battery backup system stores any electricity produced by your solar panels that is not used to power your home. You’ll be able to configure how this electricity can later be put to use, but the big draw is that it allows you to use solar power when your panels are not actively producing.

How do you charge a Generac battery?

The Generac battery backup is itself powered by your solar panels! So you don’t need to worry about its charge level.

Are solar panel batteries worth it in Houston?

We think so! With a Generac battery backup system in place, your solar panels will be able to power select limited portions of your home for a limited amount of time even in the event of a complete power outage. This peace of mind is invaluable. Plus, it means you’ll be able to make use of solar power overnight too. You’ll get more use out of your solar investment.

Do I need a solar battery in Houston?

You do not need a solar battery backup in order to install solar panels. Many homeowners are satisfied with panels alone. But a battery backup system allows you to make full use of your solar power at any time, not just when your panels are producing.