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ONIT Solar | Sunrun Brightbox Home Battery

When you decide to take control of your power by investing in solar panels, we highly recommend you invest in a battery as well. Batteries can and will provide backup power if the grid goes down, as well as, maximize your savings in utility territories that have time-of-use rates or unfavorable net metering policies.


This is why we want to highlight another battery that we like to use: Sunrun’s Brightbox Home Battery.


Here’s a little background before we tell you about Sunrun’s Brightbox Battery Storage:


Your solar energy is powered by our solar panels. These panels consume the sun’s energy in order to create direct current (DC) electricity. However, since most businesses and houses run on alternate current (AC) electricity, DC electricity is converted to AC electricity through an inverter. Once solar energy is converted to AC electricity, it, in turn, provides electricity for your home. This means that solar panels cannot serve as a backup to your home if AC electricity should go out during inclement weather or other circumstances. Additionally, solar energy cannot be used in the case of a power outage in order to protect our local utility repairmen working to restore power.


This is why we encourage you to get get a backup battery like the Brightbox Battery Storage or even the Tesla Power Wall.


The Sunrun Brightbox Home Battery is an affordable way to protect your home, should the power go out for a lengthy period of time. Per their website:


Over the last 15 years, power outages across the U.S. have been getting worse.1 An out-of-date grid infrastructure can’t keep up with our increasingly plugged-in society.2 While generators offer a temporary solution in the face of a blackout, they’re dirty, noisy, and at worst dangerous.3 The good news? We’re here to make energy independence safe, simple, and hassle-free.


Power through blackouts with a clean, reliable solar battery that puts you in control. You can choose what and how much you want to backup in case of an outage.



We are a proud partner of Sunrun and encourage you to get more information about this versatile solar energy platform. Contact us here!


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