Battery and Battery Backup

If you live in an area with frequent grid disruptions or want to have extra energy security, adding a solar battery backup to your system design is a great option to consider. Our expert electricians can enhance your solar system with a battery backup that meets your unique needs – and it may even help you save more on energy costs.

How It Works

When the power goes out, a solar battery backup uses the energy generated from your solar panels to power select items, such as the refrigerator, sump pump, generator, medical equipment, and lights. Solar battery backup has been particularly useful in keeping homeowners, businesses, and communities served by large solar systems energized with electricity during natural disasters such as hurricanes, floods, and more.

Having a battery backup may also help you when the power grid is up and working fine. In some states, utilities charge you more for using the grid during peak hours (called time-of-use rates) so having a battery backup system can help you save money by reducing your peak-hour use.

Why Battery Storage and Backup?

Energy Security

During power outages, a battery uses the energy stored from your solar system to power select necessities – and will continue to work with your solar panels to hold a charge, eliminating or reducing impact of a grid disruption.

Increased Cost Savings

As markets continue switching to time-of-use pricing in the future, adding a battery can be a smart way to increase not only your energy security, but your energy cost savings and return on investment.

Reduced Carbon Footprint

Bring your home closer to full energy independence by relying on a battery backup system to store and release extra energy as needed. This allows you to take less from the grid and minimize your environmental impact.

Zero Noise Pollution

You can use a battery like a generator – but without noise pollution. The three components combined (solar modules, inverters, and battery backup) are a quiet and clean way to achieve energy resilience.

Discover the Nelnet Renewable Energy difference.

As part of a company that has been creating exceptional customer experiences for 40-plus years, Nelnet Renewable Energy is driven by a purpose to serve and a passion for supporting renewable energy. Since 2012, our solar installation team has thrived on helping homeowners enjoy the financial and environmental benefits of converting to solar. Our commitment shows in the service we provide from start to finish – just ask a homeowner who’s worked with us.



Choose from the SolarEdge Home Battery, the Tesla Powerwall 2, and the Tesla Powerwall+ to coordinate with your solar system’s inverter.

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Since 2012, our expert solar installation team has helped homeowners shrink their carbon footprint with solar panels and other solutions.

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Add solar battery backup to enhance your energy resilience and even increase savings potential.

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Trust our experts to help you transition your whole home for a renewable energy future that reduces your carbon footprint, saves you money on energy costs, and creates more energy resilience and independence for years to come.

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While we have strong roots in the Midwest, our reputation for quality work and exceptional service has led to rapid expansion into other states. We continue to add opportunities to help homeowners in new areas of the country enjoy the benefits of going solar.

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Get in Touch

If you’re interested in learning more about boosting your energy resilience, potentially increasing your cost savings, and reducing your carbon footprint by adding battery storage and backup to your solar system, reach out. We’re happy to talk it through with you and provide an estimate.

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