Grid Hybrid Solar

Grid Hybrid Solar

Thinking about adding energy storage to your existing or new solar panel system so you’ll have emergency backup power when the grid goes down? That’s grid hybrid solar.

In this section, the solar energy experts at Fire Mountain Solar will help you find out what equipment you’ll need and how to determine how many solar batteries you need to back up the electrical loads that are essential to you to power when your utility power goes out

Solar Income Tax Credit Extended Through 2034!

Exciting news for those who want to go solar. The Solar ITC was extended through 2034, and increased to 30% through 2032.

Best Batteries for Emergency Backup Power

Lithium battery fires in cell phones and planes have been in the news in recent years. Can lithium batteries be used safely for off grid or backup power?

5 Ways to Save Money on a DIY Grid Hybrid System

5 Ways to Save Money on a DIY Grid Hybrid System Being without power during a utility outage can disrupt many aspects of your life, but with emergency backup or grid hybrid power you can have electricity even when your utility power fails. Since the price of backup power can add up, we’ve compiled a [...]

Site Survey Checklist

Feel prepared for your solar site survey by following Fire Mountain Solar’s simple Solar Site Survey Checklist.

Essential Loads in a Nutshell

Emergency backup power systems are independent sources of electrical power that support your essential loads when grid power is down.But what exactly is an essential load?

Solar System Payback

You often hear people talking about solar system payback. But how long it takes to recoup your upfront cost of solar doesn’t tell the whole story.

Don’t Get Swindled: Signs of Misleading Solar Contractors

Protect yourself with tips for telling the difference between a reputable solar contractor and the increasing number of scoundrels just out for a fast buck.

Net Metering

Net metering lets you “bank” your excess generated solar power with your utility for later use. Find out more about this very important solar incentive.

Home Backup Battery FAQ

Want to learn more about home battery backup? Read FMS’s home backup battery FAQ that includes the most commonly asked questions regarding batteries.

AC Coupling: Adding Batteries to a Grid Tie Solar System

You already have solar but want power during a utility outage. Now what? AC coupling allows you to keep your existing solar system and add energy storage.

Questions to Ask Before Selecting Your Solar Installer

Selecting your solar installer is a big decision. Be prepared to ask the right questions to help you choose the best solar installer for you.

Is Solar a Good Investment?

Many people ask us, Is Solar a Good Investment? The short answer is Yes! Find out why solar is one of the most secure investments you can make.

Solar that Keeps the Lights On: Grid Hybrid Solar

Grid hybrid solar is the best of all worlds. It saves you money when your utility power is on, and gives you emergency power when grid power is out.

Steps to Grid Tie Solar

Interested in going solar but not sure about the process? Our guide outlines what to expect from the beginning to after your Grid Tie Solar installation is complete.

USDA REAP Grants – Save 50% on Solar for Your Rural Business

USDA REAP grants and loans for farms and rural businesses make solar an even better investment!

Basic Battery Charging – Whole House Battery Backup

Interested in batteries for solar? Learn what you need to know about battery charging so that you can keep your solar battery bank healthy.

Incentives for Solar

Incentives like the federal ITC, net metering and REAP grants help make going solar an excellent investment.