Commercial & Home Battery Backup Installation


Like it or not, electricity pricing is on the rise. PG&E, SMUD, and other electric utilities are in the process of significantly changing how they charge you for electricity. In the next couple of years, most Californians are going to be switched to time-of-use pricing.

Time-of-use (TOU) pricing charges more for electricity when it’s most in demand, typically from late in the afternoon until early in the evening. For homeowners, cooking your dinner, watching TV in the evening, running your air conditioner or heater, taking a hot shower, all of these are soon going to cost you much more. For businesses that operate in the morning or evening, rising electricity costs are going to increase overhead significantly, and make it that much more expensive to turn a profit.

Even the lowest energy prices under TOU rate plans are significantly higher than the flat-rate price—about 30% more. So, what can you do about it?

Backup power batteries allow you more control over your energy usage.

What if you were in complete control of how you use energy in your home or business? For those with solar power systems, a battery system allows you to capture the energy produced by your system during the day, and use that power when you need it. Battery systems are a great way to maximize the savings provided by your home’s or business’s solar energy system.

For those still on the grid, battery storage solutions use intelligent software to manage your usage throughout the day and night. This allows you to harvest lower cost energy during the mid-day and late at night, when TOU prices are lowest, and store it for use when the rates are higher. This is known as ‘peak shaving.’ This saves you money, provides emergency backup power in case of an outage, and allows you to use stored solar power at night. Don’t let your utility company have control – you can achieve true energy independence with this cutting-edge technology.



Battery energy storage benefits include:

Control exactly how you use energy in your home or business

Have emergency backup power in case of an outage

Reduce demand charges

Save money with peak shaving

Use solar power even at night

A battery storage solution is a great investment for homeowners and businesses looking to avoid the high costs of time-of-use pricing. We currently install lithium ion phosphate sonnenBatterie systems manufactured by Sonnen, as well as lithium ion LG Chem batteries.

Contact Capital City Solar today to learn more about the benefits of a new energy storage solution for your home or business.