When the grid goes down you can keep the lights on with battery storage. StraightUp Solar offers several solar and storage options from powering up a few appliances all the way to whole house backup. Our engineers will can create a custom solution for your home, and we offer three storage platforms: Generac PWRcell, Tesla Powerwall, and Enphase Encharge. For total control of your energy loads, consider pairing your solar and battery with a smart SPAN panel.

Battery Benefits

When you pair a battery with a solar array, the battery and storage system is included in the value of the array for the credit calculation. In 2022, the federal Investment Tax Credit is 26% of the array’s cost.

With a solar + battery solution installed in your home, the excess energy from the sun fills up your battery for your nighttime use. Now you are using the sun’s energy for most of the day, reducing the total amount of energy pulled from the grid and charged by your utility. Net-metered homes save even more money, because the utility pays less for energy sent to the grid than they charge for consumption.

During extended utility outages and natural disasters, energy storage offers peace of mind and assurance to charge and power protected loads. Now, you have a renewable energy substitute instead of a fossil fuel powered generator. A 10kW battery should provide several hours of backup power, depending on your energy usage.

To improve the flexibility of your battery storage during an outage, consider adding a Smart SPAN Panel.

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Battery Storage Products

Generac Battery

Generac, a leader in backup power systems for 60 years, offers the PWRCell Energy Storage System. An entry-level battery backup for solar PV owners, PWRCell seamlessly provides up to 8.6kWh of storage capacity and 3.4kW of continuous power output with a load management system to send power to your most critical appliances. Expand from 3 to 6 Lithium Ion batteries within the same cabinet and secure 17.1kWh of storage and 6.7kW of output. PWRCells are available right now for installation. For more information go to Generac Solar Solutions.

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Tesla Powerwall

StraightUp Solar is a certified Tesla Powerwall Installer for eastern Missouri and Illinois . The Powerwall is connected to your system via a Tesla gateway. This integrated gateway monitors power in and out of the batteries. When a Powerwall battery receives notification from the National Weather Service, the battery automatically enters Storm Mode to make sure your battery is fully charged before severe weather arrives. Get more information on the Tesla Powerwall website.

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Enphase Encharge

Reliable, Smart, Simple. The Enphase Encharge 10™ all-in-one AC-coupled storage system is reliable, smart, simple, and safe. It is comprised of three base Encharge 3™ storage units, has a total usable energy capacity of 10.08 kWh and twelve embedded grid-forming microinverters with 3.84 kW power rating. It provides backup capability and installers can quickly design the right system size to meet the needs of both new and retrofit solar customers.

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