Home and Business
Battery Storage Systems
Reduce your reliance on the energy grid, save money on your energy bill, and power your home or business during a power outage.
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Battery storage systems can decrease electric bills.
Municipal utility companies are switching to
time-of-use pricing, which means customers are charged a varying rate depending on the time of day. Early evening hours, when most people are home and solar panels aren’t generating energy, are when energy rates are the highest. With a home battery system, you can store electricity during the day from your solar power system, or the grid when prices are lower, and use that energy during the evening and avoid peak prices, a cost-saving measure known as “peak shaving.”
You can also save on the upfront cost of a home battery system via the solar investment tax credit, through which you can earn a tax credit equal to 26% of the cost of purchasing and installing a home battery system.
Solar batteries store
When your energy demands exceed the energy production of your solar panels during the day, or you are using power at night when your panels are no longer generating energy, you can source 100% renewable energy stored in your solar battery to power essential appliances, like refrigerators, microwaves, and lights. In the case of a power outage, you can keep your lights on and important systems operational by sourcing power from your solar battery.
A battery storage system is ideal for reducing your reliance on the electric grid, and can help you save money on monthly electricity costs.
learn more about how solar batteries function in your home
Your solar panels turn sunlight into clean DC (direct current) electricity.
Your solar inverter converts solar generated DC electricity into AC (Alternating Current) electricity that can power your home.
AC electricity passes through your electrical panel to power devices in your home.
Your Sonnen eco converts excess AC electricity to DC for storage in its battery modules. When you need it, the electricity is converted back to AC – day, night, or during an outrage.
A second breaker box (aka “protected loads panel”) is an additional electrical panel that distributes power to critical devices in your home in an outage from your eco.
Your meter monitors and measures electricity used by your home and excess solar power fed into the electrical grid.
Your utility keeps you connected to the local electrical gird, ensuring you have access to grid power when you need it.
Now Installing Enphase 5P Batteries
Enphase IQ Batteries are the first microinverter-based storage system to meet the performance criteria of the UL 9540A—a unit-level test for thermal runaway fire propagation protection in residential indoor wall-mounted systems.
During extended outages, add a compatible generator to your Enphase Energy System for a seamless backup power transition—no glitches, no resetting your clocks.
IQ Load Controller
Turn power-hungry appliances on and off from the Enphase App to save your charge during an outage. Set your preferences to let the app automatically manage power for you, or make changes manually.
Enphase IQ Batteries Are Covered By A 15-Year Limited Warranty.
Ilum Solar is an expert battery storage system installer.
We can set up a battery storage system as part of a new solar installation, or add a battery storage system to an existing solar system. Our knowledgeable solar battery installers will work with you to determine your energy needs, and can recommend the right battery for your home or business. We can then install the battery storage system in a location that offers ease of use and maximum efficiency.
With Ilum Solar, you can save money on your electric bill and avoid blackouts due to power outages by using the clean, renewable energy stored in your solar battery.
FINANCING OPTION: Full Purchase Price
See an immediate Return on Investment (ROI), by making an up-front purchase.
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FINANCING OPTION 2
We offer a range of solar loans from secured and unsecured loans to help you finance your solar purchase.
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Power Purchase Agreement
Power Purchase Agreement solar financing
For many homeowners in CA, a PPA can be an attractive financing option, especially when faced with high electricity rates.
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Frequently Asked Questions
on home and business battery storage systems
Batteries may be installed in garages, sheds, or even inside your home or business. An Ilum Solar representative can help you determine where best to install your battery storage system.
Each battery is backed by a 10-year manufacturer’s warranty. In the case that your battery malfunctions or fails to operate as guaranteed, the manufacturer will supply a new one.
Typical installations take 1-3 days.
Solar batteries have limited storage capacity, meaning that they can only power your entire home or business for a few hours at most, and aren’t appropriate for powering HVAC systems and other extremely energy-intensive systems.
A battery storage system is ideal for powering essential systems during a power outage, such as a refrigerator, microwave, or lights. These systems require only a small amount of electricity, so your battery storage system can meet their energy demands for several days.
Yes! Ilum Solar installation experts and customer service agents can offer technical and equipment support to help you get the most out of your battery storage system.
Yes. Ilum Solar technicians are certified to work with Enphase batteries.
We offer purchase and lease options, and can help you determine the best financing for you.
You may be required to purchase more coverage for your home or business when you install a solar battery. Contact your insurance provider to learn more.
Due to system complexity, only a trained technician should install your battery storage system.
California has an electronic waste management program which accepts lithium-ion batteries. Contact your local e-waste location to learn more.