Solar With Battery Backup (Grid Hybrid Solar)

Solar With Battery Backup (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, 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.

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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.

Why You Should Upgrade Your Existing Solar Batteries to Lithium

When it comes time to replace your lead acid or AGM solar batteries, there are many good reasons to consider upgrading to lithium solar batteries.

Making The Grade With Lithium Solar Batteries

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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

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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?

Claiming the Solar Tax Credit for Your New Roof

Some solar companies say you can include the cost of your new roof when claiming the federal solar tax credit. But that advice could end you up in hot water.

5 Common Misconceptions About Solar

Don’t get the wrong idea about solar! We help clear up some of the confusion with our 5 Common Misconceptions About Solar

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.

DIY Grid Hybrid: How Much Does it Cost?

Curious what how much a DIY grid hybrid power system might cost? Access our free guide to learn more.

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.

How Much Solar Do I Need?

Contrary to popular belief, how much solar you need is not dependent on your home size. So how then do you determine how much solar you need?

Disconnecting from Your Utility: From on the Grid to Living Off Grid

Want to disconnect from your utility company and go off-grid? You are not alone! Read this guide to learn more about living off grid.

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.

New Construction Solar Design Tips

Building a new home and want to include solar electricity? We offer some new construction solar design tips to get the most out of your investment.

Choosing the Right Maintenance Free Solar Battery

Know how to choose the right maintenance free solar battery for your grid hybrid or off grid solar power system.

Solar Battery FAQs – LiFePO4/LFP

Do you have lithium solar battery questions? Get answers to our most frequently asked questions about lithium solar battery applications.

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.

What Type of Solar Power System is Right for You?

Not sure what type of solar power system is right for you? Use our flowchart below to help you determine which system will help you meet your power goals.

Solar and Your Utility

Not all utilities treat solar the same. Learn important things to know about going solar and working with your utility company to make the process easy.

Lithium Batteries for Solar

Lithium batteries are a real game changer for grid hybrid and off grid solar systems. But not all lithium chemistries are created equal.

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.

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.

Solar Battery Safety

It is important to know how know battery safety basics for your battery-based system. Read our suggestions on how to safely perform battery maintenance.

How Many Solar Panels Do I Need for My Home?

How many solar panels you will need depends on how much energy you use. Read our guide to learn more about sizing your solar system.

Incentives for Solar

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

Basic Battery Terminology for Solar Power Systems

Battery jargon can make researching batteries confusing. Here we have defined basic battery terminology that is commonly used to aid you in your research.

Solar Charge Controllers

Solar charge controllers are needed in virtually all renewable power systems that utilize batteries. Find the best solar charge controller for your project.