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Battery Storage is a Game-Changer for Your Solar System During Storm Season

Updated: Jun 19, 2023

At Cutler Bay Solar Solutions, we understand the challenges homeowners face during storm season, especially the unpredictability of severe weather conditions that can wreak havoc on conventional power grids, leading to blackouts and grid failures. With the integration of battery storage to your existing solar setup, you can unlock a range of advantages that ensure your home stays powered even in the harshest of weather conditions.

A house during a storm that has Solar plus battery storage. This house remains on with uninterrupted power while the rest of the neighborhood is experiencing a power outage.

Enphase IQ batteries have quickly emerged as a leading choice for solar enthusiasts and homeowners due to their advanced technology and impressive performance. The Enphase IQ Battery 5P, for instance, is an all-in-one AC-coupled system that is powerful, reliable, simple, and safe. It has a total usable energy capacity of 5.0 kWh and includes six embedded grid-forming microinverters with a 3.84 kVA continuous power rating.

Enphase iq batteries installed in Miami, FL

It's built with lithium-iron phosphate (LiFePO₄) chemistry, which ensures maximum safety and longevity, making it a game-changer in storm-prone regions​.

Power Continuity During Outages

The main advantage of battery storage is its ability to provide backup power during outages. Here in South Florida, hurricane season often results in downed power lines or grid failures, leaving homeowners without electricity for extended periods. The Enphase IQ Battery 10, with its total usable energy capacity of 10.08 kWh and twelve embedded grid-forming microinverters, offers the capability of storing excess energy generated during sunny periods. This stored energy can be used to power your home when the grid goes down, ensuring that critical appliances remain operational and giving you and your family peace of mind​.

Generator Support

In the event of extended outages, the Enphase IQ Batteries offers the ability to add a compatible generator to your system for a seamless backup power transition. This provides an extra layer of security, acting as a backup to your backup​.

Enphase app showing storage, solar pv, and generator integration

All Controlled From one App

With the Enphase App, managing your energy usage during an outage has never been easier. It provides real-time energy availability and consumption monitoring, allowing you to control your solar, battery, and generator all from the palm of your hand​.

A remarkable feature on this app is called Storm Guard. This feature monitors the severe weather condition alerts issued by National Weather Service (NWS). If a severe

Enphase App
Enphase App

weather alert is active in your area, it prioritizes the energy storage to protect you from weather-related grid outages.

It is as if your storage unit is on autopilot. When the grid goes down during a storm, the Storm Guard feature will have already prepared your home to function on its own.

Smart technology

The Enphase IQ Batteries are designed to operate smartly. If your batteries are close to running out of charge overnight, they will automatically turn off to conserve energy and then check for solar power in the morning. If your batteries reach the Battery Shutdown level overnight (10% or below), they will turn off to conserve energy.

The integration of battery storage into your solar PV system not only allows you to keep your lights on during a power outage but also enables you to manage and monitor your power

Enphase iq batteries installed in Miami, FL

consumption efficiently. Be prepared this storm season and contact us to elevate the benefits of your solar system.

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