Solar as a back-up “generator”Posted by karen in Front, News, on March 13, 2012
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.