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A Solar Battery makes sense for numerous reasons. From the Tesla Powerwall, LG Chem, Eguana Storage, to even commercial grade solar microgrids we have the right solar battery backup experts to install, maintain, inspect, and repair your solar energy backup system.

Call Orme Solar today at 877-288-1090 or submit your information to receive a free quote.

Solar Panels with Solar Battery Storage

Power Outage Protection – Solar Battery System

Solar Batteries for your home or business can save you consider money if you live in an area that leverages a Time-of-Use billing rate. With Time-of-Use (TOU), the time at which you consume energy influences your electricity costs. In California, all of the major utility companies from San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), and Southern California Edison (SCE) all implemented a high rate for their evening Time-of-Use tier. The evenings are typically when most homeowners consume the most amount of electricity, and it has now become the most expensive time that we consume power as well.

Another issue that Californians are starting to face are the preemptive blackouts that utility companies are implementing to prepare for natural disasters. Homes in high fire risk areas (https://ia.cpuc.ca.gov/firemap) could be without power for an extended period of time. Imagine being without power for 2 days or more, this is the reality that a millions of Californians are starting to face.

Whether you’re looking to reduce your energy costs or gain protection from power outage consider Orme Solar. Orme Solar is here to offer you the best solar battery and solar panels installation services on the market. Your 5-star solar experience starts with access to top quality, professionally installed equipment at highly competitive rates.

Our Difference

We are a women-led, detail-obsessed solar energy company, specialized in solar battery backup and sustainability.

Why Choose Orme for Your Solar Battery?

We have access to top-quality solar panels, inverters, and solar batteries. More importantly, we geek out in this space. Solar and battery backup is our passion and with our experience we have troubleshooted almost every solar issue you can think of. We carry LG Chem, Tesla Powerwalls, and even Microgrids! Depending on your needs and goals, we can customize a solar battery solution that best matches your needs at a highly competitive price. Give Orme Solar the opportunity to provide you that experience.

5-star solar experience starts with access to top quality, professionally installed equipment at highly competitive rates. Give Orme Solar the opportunity to provide you that experience.

Protect your home from blackouts with solar + battery

When you add a battery storage to your solar energy system, you can store excess solar electricity produced by your solar panels for use in the evening when the sun goes down. The software that comes with battery storage automatically determines whether to store the extra energy or export it to the grid to your overall cost savings. Battery Storage can also provide back-up power for both homes and businesses during a time of a blackout. With the increasing number of power outages due to the added voluntary outages to prevent against fires, it has never made more sense to add a solar battery solution to your home or business. We’ve seen that for 2/3 of our customers, they would be okay with a 20Kwh a day battery backup solution. Not only will it provide protection from the grid, you will be able to shave off all of your peak rate times.

Installing solar panels becomes a way for you to earn a nice tax credit, plus a clean way to charge your battery. Both businesses and homeowners may qualify for a state funded, Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) to provide an incentive to install a solar battery solution.

See www.cpuc.ca.gov/sgip for details on the SGIP program.   

Benefits of a Solar Battery

Looking for protection from blackouts? Solar Battery is a No Brainer!

Less Solar Panels Needed

Most expensive homes in California have terrible roofs to go solar. By adding a solar battery, your solar energy system will need less solar panels to fully cover your power usage.

Saves More Money

California’s main utility companies SCE, PG&E, SDG&E are changing their highest electricity rates in the evenings (4PM – 9PM) the hours that you will consume the most.

Protection From outage

With a home battery, you can provide power to your critical home appliances. Millions of Californians are impacted by the intentional blackouts.

Great Accessibility – Solar May Now Make Sense

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Your roof condition, roof size, layout, positioning, and number of vents can impact how many solar panels you can fit on your rooftop. A solar battery backup that is well designed can save you money on your solar panel costs. By adding a solar battery to your new solar energy system on your rooftop, you will require less solar panels to be able to offset the same amount of electricity. That means you are putting less solar panels on your roof, saving money on your solar panel costs, enhancing the aesthetics of your home and having less solar panels to maintain.

With Time-of-Use Billing, a Solar Battery Makes Money

With the shift towards Time-of-Use by California’s major utility companies like SCE, PG&E, and SDG&E it makes the effectiveness of a solar energy system less impactful. Because TOU falls between the hours that your solar energy system stops producing electricity that helps power your home, homeowners between the hours of 4PM – 9PM will see charges as high as .57 cents per kilowatt-hour (Kwh) for some ratepayers. Homeowners with solar, are paid at a much lower rate for the electricity that their solar energy produces during the day. During the daylight hours, California utility companies may pay as little as 24 cents ($.24) per Kwh. By adding a solar battery solution, you can store the electricity generated during the day and consume it at night.

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Protect Against Planned PG&E, SCE and SDG&E Power Outages

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The number of blackouts that have impacted California seems to have nearly doubled since the 2018 wildfire season. The devastating fires such as the one that impacted Mendocino Complex and Paradise have impacted the way our utility companies prepare for fire season by preemptively implementing a power outage. The California utility companies have decided to reduce the risk of a wildfire by shutting off power to high risk transmission-line areas on high fire-risk days. We started to see the preventative blackouts implemented by California’s largest public utility, PG&E. This practice is likely to open up the window for more and more widespread extended blackouts all across California.

Common Misconceptions around Solar + Solar Battery

Getting solar panels can protect me from power outages. False.

Even though you have a solar energy system, your power will also be interrupted for the safety of the repair crews who may be working on the power outage. Homeowners, looking to protect themselves against outages and blackouts should consider a battery backup system to gain independence from the grid. With the recent power outages from PG&E and Southern California Edison, homeowners in Orange County should consider a solar energy system with a battery backup solution.

With a solar battery backup, I can power my whole house. False.

Even though you have a solar energy system, your power will also be interrupted for the safety of the repair crews who may be working on the power outage. Homeowners, looking to protect themselves against outages and blackouts should consider a battery backup system to gain independence from the grid. With the recent power outages from PG&E and Southern California Edison, homeowners in Orange County should consider a solar energy system with a battery backup solution.

During an outage, my solar panels will charge my battery. False.

The biggest solar batteries on the market today like the Tesla Powerwall, and LG Chem are unable to be charged by your solar panels during the event of a blackout. This is because they lack a key feature that allows the battery backup to decouple from the grid, called “islanding.” For homeowners in California who need to have protection against outages for multiple days must consider a battery backup system that has an “islanding” capability and avoid buying a Tesla Powerwall or LG Chem. There are solar battery backup solutions that come with an “islanding” capability, ensuring that homeowners can achieve long term outage independence from the electrical grid.

Paying for Solar Battery Storage Costs

Current Solar Incentives for CA Homeowners and Businesses

SGIP – Helps lower Solar Battery Costs

The Self Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) is an incentive provided by the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC). This program provides an incentive to both homeowners and businesses who install qualifying equipment for generating and storing energy. The SGIP is available for for those who purchase a solar battery.

Solar Battery Common Terms and Acronyms

ESS (Energy Storage Systems) – This power system includes a battery and a power processing unit like an inverter.

AC-Coupled ESS – A battery system that connects directly to the AC main panel (e.g. Tesla Powerwall), independent of the solar energy system. 

DC-Coupled ESS – A battery system that is connected through the Hybrid Inverter, and the PV panels are also connected to the same inverter. 

Inverters – Convert DC energy from the solar panel to AC electricity that can be used to power your household appliances.

Hybrid Inverter – Capable of connecting both the solar panel system and the battery system together. 

Critical Load – Household loads supported by the battery / ESS system when the power from the grid becomes unavailable. 

TOU (Time-of-Use) – California utility companies are shifting to a energy usage pattern based on the solar power generation and utility electricity rate prices.

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Orme Solar is Your Solar Battery Expert

Your solar panel energy system if installed properly will save you money and protect your home for years! A solar battery in California makes sense for numerous reasons. With the shift towards Time-of-Use (TOU) billing, and the power shutoffs to help prevent wildfires it has never made more sense to get a solar battery. A solar battery can save a lot of money during high-peak evening TOU rates while providing emergency power during extended blackouts. At Orme Solar we take a battery first approach, offering energy-as-a-service backup solutions. We have access to top-quality solar panels, inverters, and batteries our skilled solar technicians will ensure that your solar energy system continues to produce efficiency for your residential or commercial buildings. More important, we geek out in this space. Solar and battery backup is our passion and with our experience we have troubleshooted almost every solar issue you can think of.

As the #1 solar installation company in Southern California Orme Solar delivers exceptional service to customers and ensure our solar installations and service are top-of-the-line. At Orme Solar, we geek out on craftsmanship, which is at the heart of each solar panel installation. With excellence being the passing, grade we ensure that we produce a great experience for all of our customers who go solar.

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