Solar battery backup means you will have power when the grid is both up and down . All you need to do is create your own energy with the sun and store it in a solar deep cycle battery. This can be especially useful if you are in an area with an unreliable grid or that's susceptible to severe weather. Storing your own energy via battery backup means you will have the power you need—whether you are looking for a new solar system, have an existing grid-tied solar system or you are looking for a portable solar system to power lights and charge devices when the power is out. Browse our selection of battery backup options below to learn more.
Do you have questions about solar systems with battery backup or are you interested in retrofitting your existing grid-tied solar system? Give an altE solar expert a call today at 877-878-4060 and make sure you have power when the grid is down.
|Product Name ↓||Price|
|Grid-Tied 1.8kW Residential Home Solar System with Battery Backup Grid-Tied w Backup 1.8kW KITGRIDBACK-A Grid-Tied 1.8kW Residential Home Solar System with Battery Backup||$10,608.87|
|Grid-Tied 6.3kW Residential Home Solar System with Battery Backup Grid-Tied w Backup 6.3kW KITGRIDBACK-B Grid-Tied 6.3kW Residential Home Solar System with Battery Backup||$20,330.27|
|Midnite Solar 4kW AC-Coupled Retrofit Battery Backup System MIdnite Magnum AC Coupled KITACCOUPMIDMAG Midnite Solar 4kW AC-Coupled Retrofit Battery Backup System||$6,762.36|
|Morningstar DC-Coupled Retrofit Battery Backup System Morningstar DC Coupled 1 KITDCCOUPMSTAR1 Morningstar DC-Coupled Retrofit Battery Backup System||$6,911.36|
|Off Grid Emergency Prep Kit 1 KITEMERGPREP1 Off Grid Emergency Prep Kit 1||$366.16|
|Off-Grid LEDtronics Solar Powered LED 12Volt, 10W Panel Lighting Kit LEDtronics 10W 12V Solar Kit LED10W12VLEDKIT Off-Grid LEDtronics Solar Powered LED 12Volt, 10W Panel Lighting Kit||$225.00|
|Phocos 4Ah LS Series Portable Energy Kit Phocos LS4000-Kit 1 PHOLS4000 Phocos 4Ah LS Series Portable Energy Kit||$198.90|
|Phocos 7Ah LS Series Portable Energy Kit Phocos LS7000-Kit 2 PHOLS7000 Phocos 7Ah LS Series Portable Energy Kit||$333.00|
|Xantrex XPower Powerpack 1500 - Portable Backup Powerpack Xantrex Powerpack 1500 XANBU-1500 Xantrex XPower Powerpack 1500 - Portable Backup Powerpack 4.0 3||$493.91|
How Do You Add Batteries to a Grid-Tied Solar System?
Our video about adding batteries to an existing grid-tied solar system will answer all of your questions about storing your own energy for when the grid is down. Watch to learn more!
Solar System with Battery Backup
If you’re going solar with a grid-tied solar system, adding battery backup is worth considering. Grid-tied systems are many times the easiest and most cost efficient type of solar system to install. But when the grid goes down UL requirements require grid-tie systems to shut down immediately so you aren't sending electricity to the grid and potentially endangering a lineworker.
Generally, battery backup doesn't mean powering your entire house. Rather you will identify a few "critical loads" (examples of critical loads: refrigerator, well pump, select lights, outlet for charging devices, etc.) you want to run in a power outage. Battery backup allows you to have all of the benefits of a grid-tied solar system and be able to have power during a grid outage.
The first step is determine your power needs. Check out our grid-tied solar calculator to get started. We have a couple of system options for you to choose from depending on your needs, so you are sure to find a grid-tied system with battery backup for you.
What Comes with Solar System with Battery Backup? See our high level list below or click above to learn more details!
Retrofit Battery Backup Solar System
Do you already have a grid-tied solar system and are looking to add battery back up? Great! We have you covered. Similar to installing a new grid-tied solar system with battery backup, the first step to getting started is to determine your list of critical loads you want to power during an outage. Click our calculator above to get started on your critical load list.
The new major components you will need to add battery backup to an existing grid-tied system—also known as AC Coupling—are a pre-wired AC coupled system and a battery bank. We also offer DC coupled systems depending on your needs. Click above to learn more about adding batteries to your existing grid-tied solar system.
Video: Retrofit a Solar System with Battery Backup
Watch our video on how to retrofit an existing grid-tied solar system with battery backup using AC Coupling. We’ll cover the basics of how retrofitting a grid-tied solar system works and the additional components you will need to make it happen. Check it out to learn more!
Off Grid Emergency Preparedness
We offer a number of kits that are perfect for emergency readiness. We've assembled a range of options to meet your emergency needs. Friendly reminder from your friends at altE: The key to utilizing these kits is to have them BEFORE an emergency. So don't delay—order your kit today and have basic power in an emergency.
You will find easy to assemble emergency prep kits, lighting and device charging kits and full powerpacks that can power larger household appliances. Click to shop and get prepared today!
Phocos Portable Energy Kits
Check out our unboxing video of two different models of portable light kits from Phocos. These are great kits for everything from emergency power to camping to mobile applications like RVs or campers. Watch to learn more.