The recent storms and power outages here on BC’s south coast have many people thinking about how to generate power when the grid goes down. A solar photovoltaic (PV) system combined with a battery array is one option to consider.
A fossil fuel standby generator is usually less expensive up-front. But the fuel costs to run the generator can add up. There is also the pollution and noise associated with this equipment.
A solar and battery system not only provides clean and quiet power but if it is grid-tied it can also help you reduce your electrical bill when the grid is up. Costs can range from under $700 for a small portable solar back-up system to $30,000 for a larger grid-tie system.
We can work with you to design a system that meet your needs and budget.
Here are some examples of back-up systems we sell and install:
|Summary of Solar Battery Back-up Systems|
|Portable 1||252 Wh||$505|
|Portable 2||336 Wh||$709|
|Off-grid 1||1440 Wh||$6,285|
|Small grid-tie (equipment only)||1440 Wh||$7,272|
|Small grid-tie (inc. installation)||1440 Wh||$9,482|
These prices include a single solar PV module. In most cases additional modules can be added.