For most San Diegans, finding a “surprise” in the utility bill is all too familiar—SDG&E’s rates are the highest in California and among the highest in the country. But one local homeowner recently got a welcome surprise: His household is consuming half the energy it did a year ago.
During the same billing period last year with existing solar, nearly 400 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity was delivered to the house from SDG&E. This time, his net consumption was only 192 kWh. The difference? The NeoVolta NV14 energy storage system, which uses solar power generated during the daytime to power the home throughout the evening.
With house guests visiting the entire month, net consumption was less than half despite a 50%+ increase in home occupants.
NeoVolta designed its NV14 home energy storage system to help homeowners reap the financial benefits of solar. It can connect with any residential installation, new or existing, AC or DC solar. Energy generated during the daytime can be stored in the NV14’s clean, cobalt-free battery and used during evening “peak demand” hours when utility rates are often twice as high. The system’s inverter can be coupled to a DC panel for greater efficiency and additional savings. And in the event of a blackout, the NV14 will disconnect from the grid and power a home’s critical loads indefinitely.
“This is a perfect case study in using solar plus storage to score a big win for homeowners,” said Brent Willson, CEO of NeoVolta. “And keep in mind that this a relatively low-use customer. For households with higher energy usage, the NV14 will bring an even more dramatic reduction and cost savings.”