Getting a Backup Generator Installed? Here’s What to Expect!

energy storage systemStorm season can be a nightmare for any homeowner. Storms can tear up your lawn, do damage to your property, and of course, cause a blackout. Blackouts can cause real problems, especially in the colder months when pipes can freeze. Houses that are susceptible to blackouts should look into energy storage systems, which serve as a back up power source for when the power goes out. If you’re considering getting a back up energy source for your home, here are a few things you can expect during the stand by generator installation process:

Energy storage batteries are located on the outside of your house, similar to your home’s air conditioning unit. A representative will come to your home to survey the house, checking your gas meter to determine if the supply is adequate to run the generator. Once they are sure your gas is at appropriate levels, the installation can begin. This process can take several days, and requires multiple professionals like a plumber and an electrician to make sure the process is done correctly. Keep in mind that your power may need to be turned off for some time during this process.

A battery energy storage system can not only provide a back up energy source for when your electricity is out, but may also be a solution to the alternative energy solution. If we assume that electric rates continue to rise 3% each year, energy storage systems that combine stationary batteries and solar PV systems will beat the price of grid electricity through out the country within the next decade and a half. Currently, the world battery industry is worth approximately $89.4 billion, and is projected to raise to $132 billion om 2016 as demand for alternative energy grows.