We installed our first battery system in 2004. Since then we have installed many systems. We almost always recommend a “priority loads” panel. This will keep your most important electrical devices running for 8-12 hours. Usually, this panel will have your kitchen and appliances, your heater motor, internet, some receptacles and lighting, and a sump or well pump. This will keep you safe and warm overnight until your solar system starts recharging at sunrise. Battery technology has improved dramatically. You can store hours of energy reliably, with no gas-pipes, no fossil fuel, no moving parts, no noisy motors running.
We think solar is beautiful, but not everyone does. We always consider the aesthetics and architecture of your home or building, as well as function. We offer many alternatives and options.