This is Why We Cannot Continue to Install Solar Without Batteries
As you can see in the curve there has been a dramatic change in our energy needs in just the last 5 years. In 2012 there was hardly any difference in power demand during the daylight hours. In 2017 the advent of installed solar systems has resulted in a 50% drop in power demand at midday followed by a surge in demand in just a few hours as the sun goes down.
Can you imagine what this curve will look like in another 10 years? Right now it is estimated that less than 2% of homes have solar. What happens when 10% have solar? The belly of this curve will get lower and the problems our power companies will have will be insurmountable.
The Problem? No Power From The Sun
Imagine 2030 when utilities are expected to send us electricity at night and then stop during the day and then power up again the next night. Will they do that? Will they put up with that load without charging excessive amounts of money for the service?
The Solution? Batteries
Imagine the difference when solar power systems are equipped with batteries to save the sun power to be used when the sun is down. Voila! Now you have the ideal energy independence we all want and need. The duck curve suddenly looks like 2012, the power companies are relieved, the overall energy demand is reduced, the power grid is not stressed or strained, and you can rest easy knowing you are in command of your own energy needs.
Time for Action
Your action is clear. If you have a solar system simply call your installer and ask them to quote the addition of batteries. And take one more action – call me, Kurt Shafer, to be sure you get the best modern batteries you can at the best price you can. 951 296 3611.
If you don’t have a solar system yet, and you feel it is time to finally be rid of the uncertainty of dependence on the grid, call me, Kurt Shafer, to be sure you get the best solar system and the best modern batteries you can at the best price you can. 951 296 3611.