Is Solar Still Affordable When You Factor in Solar Backup Battery Cost?
You’ve asked, “how much am I paying for electric on Long Island?”, have looked at your bill, and you aren’t happy with the answer. You’re now considering a smart solar system to get over the Long Island energy price of electricity.
Solar can work in a few ways to reduce your bill…
- With a combination of strong solar days and net metering, you could find that you can produce most of the energy you use at home. On months or days when you need to draw more from the grid, your net metering credit will help to offset the difference. Remember, net metering means you get paid in credits per kWh of energy that you export to the grid.
- If you save $200 a month with solar and end up paying $130 each month on your term financing, you’ll pocket the difference.
- You could even add a backup battery system to your home to store extra energy to be used when you produce less.
Solar backup battery cost will be added to your installation. In addition to storing excess power that can be used in your home during the evenings, a backup battery will also mean that you can keep appliances running in case of a blackout.
Is the solar backup battery cost worth it in the long run? With net metering, it’s not always necessary to store energy, and the grid in Long Island is fairly reliable. However, many homeowners choose backup batteries simply for the fact that it gives them more independence.