Solar based Backup systems are really almost ideal, but homeowners don't realize that many of their advanced features are available to people without solar panels on their roof...
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Pompton Plains, New Jersey (PRWEB) January 28, 2013
Solar and More Store, a New Jersey based Solar installer and green energy company, announces the availability of sophisticated electrical power backup systems for residential and commercial use.
Responding to the devastation left in the wake of hurricane Sandy and the ensuing gasoline crisis, Solar and More Store has extended its line of backup power systems for the home to include systems designed to work seamlessly from Natural Gas, Propane, or Solar Panels as well as combinations of each. These comprehensive systems represent the state of the art in residential power backup for solar customers, but do not require solar panels to take advantage of some of the most reliable backup solutions offered to homeowners today.
For homeowners with solar panel systems already installed, solar power backup is probably as close to a perfect backup system as you can have. Advances in battery technology allow these systems to cost effectively charge an array of batteries which can power an entire home, and continuously recharge themselves whenever the sun comes up.
The way it works is as follows:
1. The batteries charge themselves off the solar panels costing you nothing.
2. When power goes out, the solar panels provide electricity during the day and also recharge the backup system.
3. At night the battery backup system takes over. If sized right for your home, this system can provide power to your home for many days, in case the sun doesn’t come out right away.
These systems require no gas or other fuels to operate other than sun, switch seamlessly into operation during a power outage, and best of all are completely silent.
What many homeowners don’t realize however is that you don’t need solar panels to use this system. This system can be wired to a normal home through an automated transfer switch. The system is trickle charged until needed, then the transfer switch automatically switches to battery backup. This system can provide power to your house for many days, long enough for the vast majority of power outages to be resolved.
You can even add a standby electrical generator to this solution for the ultimate in power backup reliability. Using a natural gas based external generator to charge your battery system during an extended outage means you can run off the battery system almost indefinitely, keeping your generator running only long enough to recharge the battery system.
Tom Ferraro, President of Solar and More Stores, says the key to effective residential battery backup is sizing your system properly. “The size of your backup battery is dependent on how long you need to sustain usage without recharging, and a host of other factors specific to your home such as typical system output, typical sunshine profile for your home (for solar installations), and expected continuous amp-load during the power outage.”
For more information on custom backup power solutions for your home or business call the experts at Solar And More Store at (800) 782-0241
Tom Ferraro is the owner of the SOLAR & MORE Store, a retail showroom located at 598 Rt. 23 in Pompton Plains, NJ. SOLAR & MORE sells and installs Solar, Geothermal and other renewable energy systems as well as energy efficiency products and electrical backup systems. They may be viewed on the web at http://www.solarnmorestore.com.