For businesses and homeowners that have made the switch to solar energy, there may come a time when you want to upgrade your system. Maybe you’ve outgrown your current system or maybe you’re just looking for ways to make your home or business more sustainable. Whatever the reason, there are many different upgrades available for solar energy systems. In this blog post, we will explore some of the most popular upgrades and discuss how they can benefit you.
Common Upgrades Available for Solar Energy Systems
The solar industry has seen immense growth in the past decade. As the technology has become more advanced, so have the upgrades that are available for solar energy systems. Some popular upgrades include:
Increasing the number of solar panels on your system can increase its output, meaning more energy is generated. This can help you get more out of your system, whether it’s savings on energy bills or increased sustainability.
Upgrading to Newer Panels
Newer solar panels are more efficient than older models, meaning they can generate more power. This can help reduce the overall cost of your system and make it even more effective. Some systems can be upgraded with larger panels with relative ease and minimal cost, depending on how the system was originally installed.
Inverters take the electrical from the solar panels which is DC and converts this to AC for your home to use. An inverter upgrade can increase the efficiency of your solar energy system. Newer inverters are able to convert more energy into usable power, making them a great option for businesses and homeowners looking to get more out of their solar energy investments.
Battery storage allows you to store excess energy produced by your system for later use. This can also keep loads up and running in the event of an outage. We typically recommend battery backups for the following situations:
- Frequent power outages
- Long-term power outages
- Medical needs requiring ongoing power
- Work-from-home individuals
- Significant refrigeration needs
Protective Barrier for Critter Issues and Leaf Build Up
If you’re dealing with critter issues or leaf buildup on your solar panels, a protective barrier could be the answer. This barrier can help keep pests and debris from clogging your system and reduce maintenance needs. Squirrels enjoy nesting under solar panels and can actually chew their way through wiring and other components. A barrier can provide an extra layer of protection.
Upgrade Your Solar Energy System with the Help of RED Group
As you can see, there are many different upgrades available for solar energy systems. If you’re interested in learning more about how to upgrade your system, RED Group can help. Our team of knowledgeable professionals will work with you to identify the right upgrades for your system and budget. Contact us today at 877-958-8072 to learn more!