Solar batteries versus generators

Solar batteries versus generators

10 November 2022 2 min read

Generators and solar battery systems both provide backup power in the event of an outage. Generators can connect to your home’s electrical panel. They can either start automatically when the power goes out or be installed to be turned on manually. They run on fuel to keep your electricity on during an outage. On the other hand, when the grid goes down, a solar-powered battery backup system will draw stored energy from the batteries to power your home. Let us look at the differences between them and their advantages and disadvantages –

Generators Solar batteries
They generate electricity by burning fossil fuels like natural gas, diesel or propane. Solar battery systems store excess energy generated by a power source like solar panels and save it for later use.
Backup generators are of two types. Some turn on automatically when an outage is detected, and others can be manually turned on as required. When there is a power outage, the solar system will disconnect from the grid, and the solar batteries will start powering your home without interruption.
Usually, a 15-20 KW generator costs between $4,000 and $6,000.
But they have recurring costs like maintenance, refueling, etc. In the short run, generators are more affordable as their upfront costs are low.
The current market price for most solar batteries ranges from $8,500 to $10,000 excluding installation costs.
Installing a solar solution with solar storage has higher upfront costs. But they need not be powered with fossil fuels. Maintenance costs are meager to zero.
Generators generate sound and exhaust while in operation, thus causing air and sound pollution. Solar batteries neither produce noise nor any polluting substances while in operation.
Generators do not qualify for tax credits. A solar system with batteries qualifies for state-level tax incentives and federal tax benefits.
Generators increase your carbon footprint. They run on fossil fuels and cause air pollution. You can further decrease your carbon footprint when you pair solar batteries with solar as your usage of renewable energy rises.
Generators are easy to connect to existing natural gas lines and get them up and running. Installing a solar system with solar batteries is highly technical and comprehensive. Therefore, it will help to go with an expert solution provider like GreenBrilliance so that you are assured of a high-quality solution and peace of mind.

If you are looking to

  • Power your home 24×7
  • Reduce electricity bills in the long run
  • Gain energy independence by reducing dependence on utility grids and fossil fuels
  • Switch to clean energy

It will be a bright idea to go for a solar battery with GreenBrilliance.

We offer high quality solar batteries or a comprehensive solar solution along with a backup system that will take care of all your energy needs. So, Book a meeting with us today.