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Solar Energy Storage

Solar Power Backup SystemRenewable energy is on everyone’s hot list. If it’s not being used to power your house, car or business in some form or fashion, then it is all around in the world you live in. We are all too familiar with the benefits of using and promoting renewable energy such as solar power. But with its popularity, would you ever have guessed that the industry has major challenges in certain areas of progress?

One area which has continued to torment and frustrate scientists and consumers alike is energy storage. While many have historically shied away from solar energy from inception because of this issue, others are confident and vocal about new technologies, methods and ideas which could make energy storage woes a thing of the past.

Power electronics and batteries are the basic foundation of an effective solar energy storage system. For many years, solar photovoltaic panel technology has been moving forward by leaps and bounds. However it appears that energy storage technology lagged behind, until now. There are currently several small business ventures under way to revolutionize solar energy storage initiatives, leveling the field of growth and demand within the renewable energy marketplace with a potential market surge.

Backup and storage devices are necessary for times when energy generation is low. In the case of solar power this means night time and inclement weather. Batteries are a good energy storage choice for some, but due to circumstances like expense, space and maintenance they don’t make sense for everyone. That is where net metering enters into the equation.

A more popular platform for accumulating energy for later use is tied directly to the utility power grid. This platform is called net metering and allows systems generating solar power to feed that energy into the grid during times of low consumption. This causes power meters to literally spin backwards and compels utility companies to issue credits to those generating the surplus.

Conversely, when a solar system cannot generate enough power to sustain demand, it then taps into the grid and bypass the solar collection system until power generation can recover to meet demand. When the system taps the grid for power, solar energy system owners can use the credits they have generated at a previous point in time to offset the costs for utilizing this on-demand energy.

There are also those who prefer to be disconnected from the utility power grid or bypass the net metering system entirely. Some businesses consume so much of their power during peak times that a solar system with a storage capability could significantly reduce their heightened cost of power. The good news is that the solar industry is making advances here as well. Production of more affordable and efficient energy storage devices will ultimately level out demand and load curves, and make energy storage more economically practical for a larger consumer base.