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.
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|SimpliPhi AccESS 15.2kWh Energy Storage System Schneider - DC Coupled SimpliPhi Power 15.2 kWh AccESS - DC SIMACC4PHI3.5DC SimpliPhi AccESS 15.2kWh Energy Storage System Schneider - DC Coupled||$19,795.00|
|Grid-Tied 9.7kW Residential Home Solar System with Battery Backup Grid-Tied w Backup 9.7kW KITGRIDBACK-S Grid-Tied 9.7kW Residential Home Solar System with Battery Backup||$19,358.65|
|SimpliPhi AccESS 15.2kWh Energy Storage System AC Coupled SimpliPhi Power 15.2kWh AccESS - AC SIMACC4PHI3.5AC SimpliPhi AccESS 15.2kWh Energy Storage System AC Coupled||$18,445.00|
|Grid-Tied 6.4kW Residential Home Solar System with Battery Backup Grid-Tied w Backup 6.4kW KITGRIDBACK-B Grid-Tied 6.4kW Residential Home Solar System with Battery Backup||$17,858.46|
|SimpliPhi AccESS 11.4kWh Energy Storage System DC Coupled SimpliPhi Power 11.4 kWh AccESS - DC SIMACC3PHI3.5DC SimpliPhi AccESS 11.4kWh Energy Storage System DC Coupled||$16,775.00|
|SimpliPhi AccESS 11.4kWh Energy Storage System AC Coupled SimpliPhi Power 11.4 kWh AccESS - AC SIMACC3PHI3.5AC SimpliPhi AccESS 11.4kWh Energy Storage System AC Coupled||$15,545.00|
|SimpliPhi ExprESS 7.6kWh Mobile Power Unit SimpliPhi Power ExprESS 2 x 3.8 SIMEXPRESS48V SimpliPhi ExprESS 7.6kWh Mobile Power Unit||$13,395.00|
|SimpliPhi ExprESS 5.8kWh Mobile Power Unit SimpliPhi Power ExprESS 2 x 2.9 SIMEXPRESS24V SimpliPhi ExprESS 5.8kWh Mobile Power Unit||$11,295.00|
|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||$8,462.17|
|Midnite Solar 4kW AC-Coupled Retrofit Battery Backup System MIdnite Magnum AC Coupled KITACCOUPMIDMAG Midnite Solar 4kW AC-Coupled Retrofit Battery Backup System||$6,964.92|
|Morningstar DC-Coupled Retrofit Battery Backup System Morningstar DC Coupled 1 KITDCCOUPMSTAR1 Morningstar DC-Coupled Retrofit Battery Backup System||$6,174.08|
|Outback Radian GS8048A 8kW AC Coupling Kit Outback GS8048A-AC OUTGS8048A-AC Outback Radian GS8048A 8kW AC Coupling Kit||$4,995.00|
|KiloVault Emergency RESQ Kit, Portable Ground Mount KiloVault KLV RES-Q KIT 1500 KLVRESQKIT1500T KiloVault Emergency RESQ Kit, Portable Ground Mount||$2,195.00|
|KiloVault Emergency RESQ Kit, Rooftop Mount KiloVault KLV RES-Q KIT 1500 KLVRESQKIT1500E KiloVault Emergency RESQ Kit, Rooftop Mount||$2,095.00|
|KiloVault 1500 Watt Portable Power Unit KiloVault KLV Portable Power Unit KLVRESQ1500 KiloVault 1500 Watt Portable Power Unit||$1,579.00|
|KiloVault 1500 Watt Portable Power Unit V1 KiloVault KLV Portable Power Unit KLVRESQ1500V1 KiloVault 1500 Watt Portable Power Unit V1||$1,479.00|
|Xantrex XPower Powerpack 1500 - Portable Backup Powerpack Xantrex Powerpack 1500 XANBU-1500 Xantrex XPower Powerpack 1500 - Portable Backup Powerpack 4.0 3||$530.55|
|Midnite Solar 240VAC Backup Kit Midnite Solar, Inc. MNBUK250-240 MIDMNBUK250-240 Midnite Solar 240VAC Backup Kit||$525.00|
|Off Grid Emergency Prep Kit 1 KITEMERGPREP1 Off Grid Emergency Prep Kit 1||$436.57|
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!