BACKUP YOUR WHOLE HOME WITH SOLAR + BATTERY SOLUTION

Power outages are simply part of our world these days. From rolling blackouts to lightning storms to simply spending more time at home—be the house on the block where the lights shine bright and the electric bills drop.

Electricity costs are rising across the country. And utilities charge more when they know you need it most. Instead, make your own clean energy, store the excess for peak times and power outages and break free from the power company grid games.

With SunVault™ Storage you can set your own power preferences, monitor system operation and savings with intuitive software, and ensure seamless transfers from grid power to battery power and back.

How solar + storage works

Watch this short video to see how combining a SunPower Equinox® solar system with SunPower® SunVault™ Storage can power your home with cleaner energy, lower your electric bills and keep the lights on when grid power goes out.

As your SunPower Equinox® system produces energy, it sends the electricity you're not using to SunVault™ Storage and/or sells it back to the grid for a credit on future electric bills.

Intelligent software monitors your solar, home energy use and utility rates to determine which power source to use—maximizing use of solar and reducing peak-time charges.

When the power goes out, SunVault™ Storage can provide seamless backup to power your essential appliances, such as keeping the lights on or running your refrigerator.

How much energy do i need to store to power my home?

similarly to solar-only systems, the size of your rechargeable solar battery system is determined by your individual energy needs and habits. Factors such as the amount of electricity you use at home and the devices and appliances you want to back up will play a vital role as you select the right battery storage solution for you.

Are there solar incentives i can get for solar storage batteries?

One of the best solar storage incentives is the Federal Solar Tax Credit. The Federal Solar Tax Credit will deduct 26% of the cost of your solar energy system from your federal taxes. Starting in 2021, the value of the tax credit will step down to 22%. After 2021, the tax credit for residential solar ends.

What kind of solar batteries do we use?

We use the SunVault battery storage by SunPower. SunVault is the designed as part of a complete solar solution from one company — SunPower — we will stand behind our product and be your single point of contact. You are buying an entire SunPower system — not parts from multiple companies. The SunPower Equinox solar plus storage ecosystem works in perfect harmony, and we’re the only company to offer this. And, most importantly, it’s covered by a single warranty: The SunPower Complete Confidence Warranty.

Whats the benefits of the SunVault Battery?

Reason 1: You Crave Energy Independence

Your electricity bill is a lifetime monthly financial obligation that you probably think you can’t control. And you’re right. As long as your home is powered by the utility grid, you’re beholden to your utility’s unpredictable rate hikes. Electricity prices will likely continue to increase annually, and as a homeowner you’ll likely grow more frustrated as they do. That’s because unless you go solar or find another renewable energy source there’s not much you can do beyond trying to make your home more energy efficient and keeping your thermostat at 80 during hot summers or 65 during cold winters.

But what if you were generating your own power with clean solar energy? And what if you had a way to store that energy and use it when you choose? That’s the beauty of the new SunPower Equinox® Storage. With solar and storage, any excess solar energy that is produced during the day can be stored in your battery. You can use the solar that’s saved in your storage battery to reduce the amount of energy that you use from the grid during expensive peak hours when utility rates are the highest.

Reason 2: You Want to Keep the Lights on During Power Outages

Do you live in California where the utility provider has announced that residents are now subject to mandatory power shut-offs due to fire danger? Or perhaps you’re in New York where Manhattan’s lengthy July 2019 blackout was linked to equipment failures, high demand and the utility’s aging infrastructure. Whatever the case, unexpectedly losing power can be difficult.

But if you have a SunPower Equinox Solar System with battery storage, during a blackout you can seamlessly switch to using the solar power stored in your battery to power essential home appliances.1 That means select appliances that you choose before installation, such as your refrigerator, telephone or home security system can still be powered. Or, depending upon the size of the battery storage system you choose, your settings, and several other factors, you may be able to store enough electricity to power your entire house for a limited period of time.2

So, while your neighbors are fumbling to find a flashlight in the dark, you can have peace of mind knowing you’ve got enough electricity stored to get you through the night.2

Reason 3: You Want Control Over Your Energy

Whether you crave independence from the grid to maximize your energy savings or you’re worried about power outages (or you want a little of each), the SunPower Equinox Storage solution puts you, the homeowner, in control of your electricity usage in an unprecedented fashion. By simply adding this device — a sleekly designed minimalist white box mounted on a wall in your garage — you can gain greater peace of mind and save more money on your electric bill than you would with a solar system alone.

Reason 4: You Want Your Solar System and Battery Designed by One Company

Many solar companies piece together the components of their solar solutions from multiple companies, which means those parts may not work seamlessly together, and they’re often not covered by one warranty. If there are problems, unless you’re an electrical expert, you might not know which company to even contact for help.

Because the Equinox storage battery was designed as part of a complete solar solution from one company — SunPower — we will stand behind our product and be your single point of contact. You are buying an entire SunPower system — not parts from multiple companies. The SunPower Equinox solar plus storage ecosystem works in perfect harmony, and we’re the only company to offer this. And, most importantly, it’s covered by a single warranty: The SunPower Complete Confidence Warranty.

Ready to see how much an Equinox Storage solution can save you? Our interactive Design Studio web app can answer that question in 30 seconds.


Can i go off grid with current batteries?

Solar battery systems are designed to keep you on-grid during normal service times while still providing reliable backup when the sun isn’t shining or during the event of an outage. Do to many local and utility codes we cant grant fully off-grid systems...but stay tuned!