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Introducing PWRcell Energy Storage System

Millions of people have been left in the dark by Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS), as utility companies cut power during severe weather to reduce the risk of wildfires. These preemptive power outages are happening more often and becoming more widespread, threatening to leave you without lights, air conditioning, refrigeration, electronics, and maybe even water, for hours or even a few days.

Ensure you and your family stay safe and comfortable during a Public Safety Power Shutoff, with the Generac PWRcell, a revolutionary solar + battery storage system. PWRcell stores energy from your solar panels or the electric grid, to use as backup power for your home during an outage. When a PSPS occurs your PWRcell will automatically turn on and use the stored energy to power your whole home, so you can ride out the outage in comfort.

Any excess power stored in the PWRcell battery can be used during peak demand times when the cost of electricity is higher to provide power to your home, saving you thousands in electric utility costs. Plus PWRcell can be AC coupled, meaning it can be connected to most solar arrays, so you can utilize your existing solar system for whole backup home power.

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How PWRcell Works

PWRcell can also provide whole home backup power during utility power outages, so you stay comfortable, safe and secure in your home.

The energy stored can be discharged to power your home during peak demand times when the cost of utility power is higher, which can help you save thousands in electric utility costs.

PWRcell’s revolutionary battery storage technology captures and stores energy from the sun using solar panels or the electrical grid.

PWRcell can be AC coupled making it compatible with most solar panels, so you can maximize the efficiency of your existing solar system in a variety of ways.

System Design

Every PWRcell system comes standard with an inverter, battery storage cabinet and lithium ion battery modules, and pairs with solar panels from most manufacturers. The PWRcell inverter and battery cabinet can be installed either inside of a garage or on the exterior of a home.

The Generac PWRcell features a modular design that allows you to expand your storage capacity as your power needs evolve. Homeowners are able to start out with a 9kWh solar + battery storage system and expand in increments of 3kWh up to 36kWh.

Reduce your energy costs and be prepared for power outages with the Generac PWRcell.

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Act Now – Add a Solar + Battery Storage System & Save

If you’re thinking about adding a solar + battery storage system, now is the time to do it. If you install a solar + battery storage system by 2022, you may be eligible to claim a 26% solar tax credit. Also known as the investment tax credit (ITC), this incentive is applied to your federal tax liability, or the money you owe the IRS at income tax time. The ITC credit is available in every state, helping the average customer deduct nearly $9,000 off the cost of their solar + battery storage system installation* – but the credit steps down gradually each year. The transition to solar doesn’t always happen quickly, depending on factors such as your solar provider, permitting and your utility provider. Start planning now, and you won’t have to worry about tight schedules and long project timelines. Get your solar + battery storage system installed by the end of the year so you can power your home, save MONEY and be PREPARED in the event of an electrical outage.
 *“Using the solar investment tax credit for energy storage,” EnergySage. January 11, 2021

On top of the federal tax incentive, there may be state and city-level programs available to encourage solar + battery storage adoption. In most cases, state and local programs stack with the federal incentive, so you get to double-dip on your savings. Be sure to do your research and talk to your installer about possible local incentives so that you can take full advantage of any available savings.

Net metering (also known as net energy metering or NEM) is a solar incentive that allows you to store energy in the electric grid. When your solar panels produce more electricity than you need, that energy is sent to the grid in exchange for credits. Then, at night or other times when your solar panels are underproducing, you pull energy from the grid and use these credits to offset the costs of that energy.

Plus, get insights and savings from the Generac PWRview App

Receive outage notifications, keep tabs on your energy consumption, monitor your battery usage, and track your savings right from your smartphone or tablet with PWRview, Generac's home energy monitoring app. Get valuable energy insights at your fingertips. Learn more.

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