Storing Solar Energy Can Help You Get the Most Out of Your Solar Panels

Home Battery System

Solar panels are able to power your home with clean, renewable energy. However, they do have the limitation of only generating electricity when the sun is shining. Most people tend to use more energy at night if they are out and about during the day. Solar panels usually generate enough electricity during the day to meet energy usage at night. However, without solar storage, the solar energy generated when the sun is out has to be used right away. Having solar energy storage can allow you to use the energy generated during the day at night, so your home can get the most out of your solar panels. Keep reading to learn more about storing solar energy.

How a Solar Battery System Works

Solar home battery system

A solar battery backup system stores excess solar energy generated by your solar panels for later use when the sun isn’t shining. When your panels can no longer produce enough power for your home, the system activates these batteries to supplement your energy supply. This ensures continuous power, even during cloudy days or grid outages.

The Benefits of Solar Energy Storage

Storing solar energy can help you get the most out of your solar system since you will be storing surplus electricity that the system generates but the home doesn’t use right away. This can help decrease your energy bill and decrease your carbon footprint. Here are some of the benefits:

Cost Savings

Without solar storage, the electricity generated by your solar panels has to be used right when it’s generated. Storage allows an energy bank to be charged when electricity generation is high but usage is low. This allows electricity from your solar panels to be used at night when generation is low but usage is higher.

Uninterrupted Power

The energy grid can experience outages or shortages from issues like extreme weather. If there is a power outage, the solar system will automatically shut down and stop generating electricity. Solar storage decreases your dependence on the energy grid. During grid outages, solar storage allows you to seamlessly switch to stored power, so that you can continue to use electronics and appliances.

Contribute to a Cleaner and More Sustainable Future

If your home is connected to the grid and you don’t have solar storage, any excess electricity generated by solar panels will be sent to the grid. Solar storage allows you to use clean electricity stored in your battery instead of using fossil-fuel based power. By tapping into stored solar energy, you reduce reliance on grid power, contributing to a more sustainable future.

Solar Storage Solutions With Magic Solar

At Magic Solar, we offer different solar storage solutions, so you can experience the benefits of solar energy storage. Here are some ways we can serve your solar needs:

Magic Solar is a Tesla Energy Certified Installer

As a Tesla Energy Certified Installer, we bring you solutions that can redefine how you power your home or business. From the Tesla Powerwall to the convenience of Tesla EV Chargers, we offer solar solutions to meet your needs. The Tesla Powerwall is an AC battery system with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack that provides energy storage. Tesla EV chargers allow you to charge your electric vehicle from the convenience of your home.

Renewable Energy Solutions

At Magic Solar, we are your local solar energy experts, delivering the latest in energy storage technology to homes and businesses throughout Idaho. We offer premium home battery systems from reputable manufacturers, allowing you to take advantage of stored energy when and where you need it. Our team customizes every system to meet your specific needs, ensuring top performance and longevity. With tailored services, maintenance, and upkeep, we help you save money and reduce your carbon footprint for years to come.

Reliable Power When You Need it Most

With Magic Solar’s solar storage solutions, you gain reliable backup power, cost savings, and reduced reliance on grid energy. If you’re looking for solar storage solutions in Idaho, contact Magic Solar today.

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Magic SolarExcellentMagic Solar5.0 Based on 30 reviews fromSee all reviews review us onReview author ★★★★★ Magic Solar is a great company to do business with! Joey worked with us on an affordable project that fit into our budget. Matt ran the onsite installation and provided us a professional high quality solar system with a Tesla Powerwall. Couldn’t be more happy with the process, thanks Magic Solar!! Jim HReview author ★★★★★ Magic Valley Elec. Did a great job installing our EV charger.Review author ★★★★★ Just had the circuit panel replaced in preparation for our solar pannel install. Kyle and Jason were efficient, fast, and clean in completing the work. Very satisfied!!!Review author ★★★★★ February 2023 Jesse came to our home well prepared with information he had already gathered on our address. He sat with us at the dining room table and patiently answered our questions, addressed our concerns, and provided us with a cost of installation of a 21 panel system. This bid also included some anticipated electrical work that would need to be done, along with a hand drawn diagram to show us what it would look like installed on the outside of the house. We had already received about 3 other companies' estimates by the time we talked with Jesse.We agreed to the plan that Jesse presented and got the order in. Installation was right on time, workers showed up at the designated dates and times. Every single person we worked with was friendly, respectful, patient, and well-qualified in their field of service.April 2024 We have now had the system for a full year, eagerly monitoring our kwh production (almost daily) to see how the system is performing, using the app on our phones. We also monitor our monthly report from Idaho Power to see if the two systems correlate. Even with the 1/1/24 Idaho Power rate increase the the non-grandfathered net-metering status, I have good news to report. In the last 12 months we have not paid a single $ for kwh usage. Indeed, we had produced 10.5 Megawatts of power over that 12 month period and ended up with a credit of 120 kwh at the end of 12 months. All we have paid is the monthly service fee from Idaho Power.Solar power has been a good investment for us. Magic Solar and Magic Electric have established themselves as our "go to" source for service. I believe you will feel the same if you give them the opportunity.Review author ★★★★★ Review author ★★★★★ Magic Solar was an amazing team to work with. They are incredibly punctual and reliable. They communicated all processes clearly and were very clean and respectful of our space. Thank you!Review author ★★★★★ Top Notch beginning to end. Answered all our questions and concerns promptly. Smooth installation and activation. We're producing power! Highly recommend for solar and/or electrical needs.Review author ★★★★★ For me it is simple, my family deserves the BEST so we asked the BEST to see our investment all the way through. Billy, Lex and Beau have built an amazing solar team that did an incredible job of recognizing the seriousness in our plan to educate, equip and execute. The install team was professional, clean, quick and the end result is exactly what we asked for. We could not be any happier with the end product.Thank you Magic Solar, for taking my families solar investment seriously!Review author ★★★★★ Had a great experience working with Jesse and Magic Solar. I received quotes from multiple companies and did research of all the different available panels on the market and liked that they were willing to install our preference instead of pushing a specific product. Quick and painless install by Yovani and crew and everyone was very knowledgeable and helpful every step of the way. Would highly recommend.Review author ★★★★★ Magic Solar is great! They are professional and would answer any questions that I had. Each step of the process was quick and concise. The Solar team really came through for me and was able to get my system installed quickly and without any headaches. They handled all the paperwork and made getting solar power easy.Review author ★★★★★ Review author ★★★★★ I've used Magic Valley Electric for several projects over the years and had amazing service. So when I was faced with a solar project, I naturally gave them a call. Joey was awesome. He was great to work with and when I went in their office the people were so kind - and happy! One employee even knew me by name before I ever met them. Don't consider a solar "door knocker" - call MVEs solar team and get treated right!Review author ★★★★★ Review author ★★★★★ This was not even there solar account, was there within an hour, very courteous. Fixed the simple problem I had been waiting a week for our company to show up for, and didn't even charge me. PS don't go with Freedom Forever terrible company!Review author ★★★★★ Jess was an absolute delight to work with. He was very professional and knowledgeable.The installation was perfect and the system works well.Review author ★★★★★ We were very pleased that Magic Solar would tackle our project, in spite of being a long distance from our place. Several other companies did not want to take on this project. The workers were careful an efficient. They even made a special trip to town to get a seal to plug a hole on the electrical box. We would recommend their services to others.Review author ★★★★★ Everything went well. Quick. Professional and as promised.Review author ★★★★★ Jesse and the team at Magic Solar did an outstanding job on our solar project! We just had our first month with a 5$ Idaho Power bill and are currently banking kWh (well explained by Jesse how that process work’s). The install was smooth, quick and Yovani and Alex were a pleasure to have at our house. Very professional, competent and understanding of our schedule. The job site was cleaned up and left as it was. Highly recommend this group.Don’t be duped by other companies that promise something that they can’t deliver! Being an Idahoan it also means something to me to have a local company work on my project. It’s refreshing to support a local company. Give Jesse and his team a call and see what real solar professionals can do for you!!Review author ★★★★★ Joey Richardson was very good to work with, explaining thoroughly, and anticipating my questions. The installation crew was professional and thorough, and the system is working flawlessly! A very good experience overallReview author ★★★★★ Jesse paid us a home visit. We were considering adding to our existing system. He talked through all the pros and cons, never pushing, and together we concluded that additional panels were not needed. Nor batteries. He explained the Idaho Power rules which would compromise our efforts. Then he guided us through a refresher on reading Solar Edge info from our system. 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