What is a Solar Battery
A solar battery or energy storage is a device that is placed on your home or business to store the energy that is produced by your solar panels. Most solar systems are grid-tied systems which means they are connected to the power grid. If you do not have a solar battery then the production of your solar panels is sent back to the grid when you produce more then your consumption. When you under produce you will pull from the grid. Installing a solar battery will allow you to store the energy you have produced instead of sending it to the grid. If you need to pull energy that you would use the energy stored in your battery rather then pulling from the grid.
SGIP REBATE FOR SOLAR BATTERIES
The SGIP (Self Generation Incentive Program) will give you a rebate for almost the entire cost of the battery. If your utility company is SCE, SDGE, PGE, or SCG you will be eligible for incentives as much as $225 + per kWh if you install a solar battery. The funds are limited to a certain amount, so as more people install solar batteries, the funds will be reduced. You can check what is currently available here.