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.
What's FranklinWH aPower Warranty?
FranklinWH warrants that your product will be free from defects for 12 Years from the date of initial installation OR 12 months from the manufacture date.
FranklinWH guarantees that the FranklinWH aPower will have the energy rated capacity of 13.6kWh when this limited warranty begins and the capacity retention will not be less than 70% of the rated capacity when:
- The 12- year warranty expires.
- The aggregate energy throughput reached 43MWh.
Whichever comes first.
The FranklinWH Power System can spark interest to any homeowner looking to have backup power for their home (WH meaning Whole Home). The FranklinWH Power System consists of the battery unit, a smart energy management unit and a smartphone app. This Franklin System charges with any inverter, AC generator and even the grid.
The battery, called the aPower, contains 13.6 kWh of lithium iron phosphate battery cells and its own inverter to change the DC power from the batteries to AC power for the home’s use.
With this battery holding a slightly bigger storage, installation with whole-home backup power may require less than that of an Enphase Battery system depending on each homeowner preference, of course.
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
$ $ $