Peace of mind is reliable power when you need it.
By adding battery storage to your solar installation, you can power your home around the clock with clean, renewable electricity.
Bottle the Sun®
Harness the most efficient solar on the marketany time – day or night.
Enjoy peace of mind
Protect your home in an outage, powering essential appliances and electronics.
Take control of your monthly bill
Use solar energy generated during the day to offset evening usage.
Prepared for Anything
Even in an outage, you’ll never feel powerless
Don’t let bad weather, rolling blackouts or unexpected outages put your life on hold. SunPower solutions make energy independence a reality. By adding battery storage to your solar system, you control how much energy is saved and when it’s used—so your lights stay on, your phones can charge and your refrigerator stays cold.
How it Works
SunPower® EquinoxTM system generates up to 60% more energy in the same space over 25 yearsand sends it to the battery, which stores the energy for later use.
Intelligent software automatically manages which power source is used (grid or battery) in order to maximize the use of solar energy.
The battery provides energy as needed, such as charging an EV or offsetting your evening usage. And when the battery is depleted you will start drawing electricity from the grid again.
Frequently Asked Questions
A battery storage system for a home generally looks like a small fridge or hot water system. The battery system is typically installed in your garage or outside of your home.
Similar to your mobile phone, battery storage collects electrical energy, which can then be used at a later time. One of the common uses for battery storage in a home is to charge the battery from your solar system and use that energy to power the most important or essential devicesif power from the grid is out.
For homeowners, the main benefits of battery storage are:
- Storing solar energy during the day and consuming that energy later in the evening, after the sun sets.
- Providing backup power to essential devices if the power or grid goes out.
No. This solar battery storage solution is designed to store energy which can provide electricity during the nighttime hours and backup power for essential devices during outages. However, you will still be connected to the grid.
Every household is different. In the same way that you match the number of solar panels to your household’s energy requirements, your battery storage capacity should be matched to your needs. The size of your storage system is determined by:
- Your location, house orientation and type of house
- Your household energy consumption
- Time of day when your household energy consumption occurs
- Your solar system size and production
- How you intend to use your battery
Use our calculator to help you decide how many batteries are appropriate for your needs.
The battery storage system needs an Internet connection to ensure you can monitor the usage on your mobile app and to update battery software. With a temporary loss of communication, the battery will continue to operate. Your battery storage system should not be installed in location without Internet or cellular service.
No. Your installer will establish the appropriate baseline settings. The battery storage software will operate the system automatically based on your settings. You can use the mobile app to update the settings, if you change your mind.