What happens when it’s cloudy or nighttime?

You already know that you can save money on electricity by installing solar. But what happens to those savings on cloudy days or when the sun goes down.

 

Well, even on cloudy days, your panels continue to generate energy (just ask anyone who has ever gotten sunburned on an overcast day).

 

For nighttime energy use, you have 2 different options:

 

  • Store excess solar energy in batteries. When the sun goes down, you simply use these batteries to power your nighttime electricity needs.

 

  • Feed excess solar electricity into the utility grid during the day (at a profit) and buy it back at night. Under this arrangement, the entire electricity grid becomes your de facto battery storage.

 

To learn which option makes more sense for you, request a free solar quote today from one of the licensed contractors in our network.