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Best Battery Backups for Your Solar Array Series: The Generac


So, how does the Generac PWRcell work?


Like ice-cold sweet tea on a hot summer day, the Generac PWRcell pairs well with our ONIT Solar Panel Systems. When inclement weather happens like a wet snowstorm in the middle of June in Wyoming or a fast-moving hurricane along the coast of Lousiana, it's important to have a backup energy supply like the Generac. Installing a storage solution like the Generac PWRcell with a solar energy system allows you to maintain a sustained power supply during day or night, as long as you store enough power from your solar panels when the sun is shining.


When your solar panels produce more electricity than you can use in your home, you can store the excess electricity in the battery system instead of sending it back into the grid. If there is a power outage and your panels aren’t producing enough electricity to meet your home’s needs, you can use the stored energy in your battery.


What else should you know about the Generac PWRcell?


When researching the PWRcell, there are a few important metrics to keep in mind.


The two important metrics are that when comparing the PWRcell to other home storage options are power and usable capacity. Power (measured in kilowatts, or kW) determines the maximum amount of electricity that can be output at a single time, while usable capacity (measured in kilowatt-hours, or kWh) is a measure of the maximum amount of electricity stored in your battery on a full charge.


The Generac PWRcell comes in four different models:

  • PWRcell 9

  • PWRcell 12

  • PWRcell 15

  • PWRcell 17


Here is the spec sheet.


Should you want to either live off-grid or prepare for hurricane season, the Generac PWRcell is a good choice for a backup battery power supply. Be proactive rather than reactive this summer. If you have other questions about the Generac PWRcell, we’d be happy to talk with you. Call us today to learn more at (682) 284-1174.


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