Generac Backup Batteries

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When you invest in a Generac PWRcell battery, you get a reliable source of solar energy that can add protection for your Columbia-area home from the effects of a power outage! We know how inconvenient power outages are for you and your family. That’s why POWERHOME SOLAR joined forces with Generac Power Systems to help bring solar power to families across the nation. Add a Generac solar backup battery to your solar panels to potentially save on your electric bill and keep portions of your home running if the grid goes down!3

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How Does A Generac Solar Battery Backup Work?

What It Does

Generac battery backup systems store excess power from your solar panels. You can use the power from the battery to generate electricity when your solar panels aren’t as active.

How It Works

At night, during an outage, or on days when your solar panels aren’t getting enough sunlight, you can power portions of your home independent of the grid through your Generac battery.

Why It Matters

To get the most return on your investment, POWERHOME SOLAR recommends pairing your solar panel system with a Generac battery backup. Watch this video for more information.

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Customize A Generac Battery Backup For Your Columbia Home

Since every home is different, every homeowner has different battery backup needs. That’s why Generac battery backups have four power modes designed for different scenarios. Read on to see how you can customize your battery backup to meet your needs.

Clean Backup Mode

Clean Backup Mode sends all of the energy created by your solar panels directly to your backup battery. This keeps the battery at 100% capacity so that in case of an outage, you have as much energy as possible to power your home.

Self-Supply Mode

With this mode, you can store excess energy in your battery to use at a later time. When your battery reaches 100%, it sends excess energy back to the grid. 

Priority Backup Mode

This is similar to Clean Backup Mode, except you also can use power from the grid to bring your battery to full capacity.

Grid Mode

Grid mode is meant for when you don’t have a battery attached to your solar system. When you add one, that’s where the three other modes come in handy.

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Where Will My Generac Battery Backup System Live?

You can keep your Generac backup battery system outside of your home. You can mount the battery on the side of your home or place the battery against a wall in your garage depending on your local building codes and home architecture. The battery backup includes a cover shield for extra protection so that it can endure the Columbia weather!

About Generac

Generac is a world-renowned company that provides generators, power washers and batteries. Since 1959, Generac continues to present innovative generator technology by introducing automatic transfer switches, portable technology and more. Today, Generac is the #1 brand in residential backup generators. 

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Generac Backup Batteries FAQs

How long do solar batteries last?

Your Generac backup battery’s lifespan is about 10 years.

What size backup battery do I need in Columbia?

Our Generac battery backups come in one size, but that model has four modes of operation you can customize to meet your home’s energy needs.

How does a Generac battery backup work?

The Generac battery backup functions as a storage unit for any excess electricity produced by your solar panels. So if you have a particularly sunny day, electricity that would otherwise be unused can be stored for later use when your panels are not producing. This makes the battery a great investment for overnight use or during power outages.

Do solar panels need batteries in Columbia?

Your solar panels do not need a backup battery system to generate electricity for your home. However, having a battery in place will allow you to access that power when your solar panels aren’t producing, meaning you’d have access overnight or during power outages.

How do you hook up solar panels to batteries?

Your POWERHOME SOLAR installation team will take care of this for you on installation day! You won’t need to worry about connecting your solar system, just enjoy the potential savings and protection from the negative impacts of outages.

What is a solar battery?

A solar battery or battery backup system stores any electricity produced by your solar panels that is not used to power your home. You’ll be able to configure how this electricity can later be put to use, but the big draw is that it allows you to use solar power when your panels are not actively producing.

How do you charge a Generac battery?

The Generac battery backup is itself powered by your solar panels! So you don’t need to worry about its charge level.

Are solar panel batteries worth it in Columbia?

We think so! With a Generac battery backup system in place, your solar panels will be able to power select limited portions of your home for a limited amount of time even in the event of a complete power outage. This peace of mind is invaluable. Plus, it means you’ll be able to make use of solar power overnight too. You’ll get more use out of your solar investment.

Do I need a solar battery in Columbia?

You do not need a solar battery backup in order to install solar panels. Many homeowners are satisfied with panels alone. But a battery backup system allows you to make full use of your solar power at any time, not just when your panels are producing.