Uninterruptible Power Supply
Anyone who has experienced a power outage for an extended period of time knows the feeling of being out of control. Backup batteries provide property owners peace of mind during a blackout. Be prepared for the next outage by equipping your property with the latest in power storage. Solar with the Enphase battery creates a seamless transition from renting to owning electricity.
Are Backup Batteries Worth It?
There are currently three options of power storage that we provide. It’s important to know which one is right for you and your family. Solar Edge Pros explains below why our clients like the backup battery and some of the flaws they have to help you make an informed decision. Discover why homeowners are choosing backup batteries to prevent future blackouts.
What is Enphase's Battery Warranty?
10 years or 4,000 cycles completed, or 2.8 megawatt hours (MWh) of electrical throughput per kWh of rated capacity
How Large is the Enphase Battery?
Enphase offers four types of batteries:
- IQ Battery 3
- IQ Battery 3T
- IQ Battery 10
- IQ Battery 10T
Each one has a different size. The 3/3T has a continuous output of 1.92 kW and measure (3) 14.45 in x 26.14 in x 12.56 in and (3T) 16.9 in x 30.5 in x 7.4in
The Enphase battery is a solar battery. Power generated by your panels will go directly to your home and any excess will go to the Enphase IQ battery. This power can be used later on when the panels are not producing enough electricity to power your home or there’s a power outage.
It pairs nicely with the Enphase microinverter, which is our preferred type of inverter. Learn more about inverters here. By using microinverter technology, it experiences fewer power cycles and prolongs the life of the battery.
Their output is lower-than-average, meaning you will likely need more than one if you want to run large energy consuming appliances like a whole home air conditioner. Ultimately, it depends on your home size and electrical needs.
Batteries from Enphase use lithium iron phosphate battery modules which makes them safer and longer-lasting than cobalt-based lithium-ion batteries.
Learn more about home batteries on our video page where you can learn about our comparison of Tesla Powerwall with the Enphase Battery (blog version here) as well as how we go about installing our batteries.
Which Backup Power Is Right For You?
Here we rank each power source by key factors. Each one comes with its own set of strengths. If you would like all three installed, it can be done! Redundancy creates safety. Here’s also a detailed explanation of their pros and cons.
Does Not Qualify
$ $ $
Natural Gas or Propane
Medium to Large
$ $ $