Battery Backup Systems in South Carolina
Solar & Batteries Provide Reliable Backup Power Throughout the State
Battery backup systems can be a great option for people looking for insurance
against power outages in South Carolina. Add solar panels into the mix
to recharge your batteries and you could have the fix for the power outage
blues. However, before you prescribe a battery backup system to cure your
ills, it is vitally important that you have an accurate diagnosis of the
problem you want to solve.
In many ways, solar power and battery backup represent a reliable form
of protection against the unforeseen power outage. A battery backup system
operates in much the same way as an uninterrupted power supply for your
home computer. The electrical equipment and appliances on your backup
won’t even flicker and you wouldn’t even have to reset your
This instantaneous switching means that, for some equipment, a battery
backup can be superior to a generator based system which must start and
warm up before switching on. Even with the best natural gas generator,
you would still be in the dark for a short time if an outage occurred.
Considerations for Solar/Battery Backup Systems
The trick to making battery backup work starts with planning. Where will
you put the equipment? An interior space in a garage is usually best and
if it’s near your existing electrical panel that's even better
because you may need to reroute some circuits.
Think about the things that you really need to energize during an emergency
and how long you want to use them each day. Next, think about how many
days you want to have these items powered up even if it was raining outside
and you aren’t getting much recharge from your solar panels. The
more accurate you are with this process the more satisfied you will be
with your system because you will be less likely to experience your batteries
going dead prematurely.