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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.

Help 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, which can help you save money on your utility bills. 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

PREPARE FOR POWER OUTAGES
PWRcell can also provide whole home backup power during utility power outages, helping you and your family stay comfortable and secure in your home.

REDUCE ENERGY COSTS
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 money on your utility bills.

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

COMPATIBLE WITH MOST EXISTING SOLAR
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!  The federal homeowners’ solar tax credit (ITC) has been increased from 26% to 30% and extended through the year 2034.  This will help eligible customers unlock additional average savings to offset the cost of their solar + battery storage system installation!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE INVESTMENT TAX CREDIT

What is the Solar Tax Credit?
Also known as the investment tax credit (ITC), this credit can be claimed on federal income taxes for a percentage of the cost of a solar photovoltaic (PV) system. In August 2022, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law which raised the ITC credit from 26% to 30% and extended it through 2034. After this year, standalone batteries will also be eligible for ITCs. Depending on IRS guidance on how expansive this new category will be, it may create expanded opportunity for battery retrofits on homes with existing solar and new opportunities for standalone battery systems.

What’s covered by the tax credit?

  • Homeowners who are eligible to leverage the 30 percent ITC can plan to see the following expenses included as part of the tax credit:
  • Cost of solar panels
  • Labor costs for installation, including permitting fees, inspection costs, and developer fees
  • Balance-of-system equipment, like inverters, wiring, and mounting hardware
  • Home batteries charged by your solar equipment
  • Sales taxes on eligible expenses

 

How do I qualify for the ITC?

  • You might be eligible for this tax credit if you meet all of the following criteria:Have sufficient tax liability. This is the amount of federal tax you owe in a calendar year (whether paid through withholdings or as a lump sum). If you owe taxes at the end of the year, the tax credit reduces what you pay. If you’ve already had federal taxes withheld throughout the year, the tax credit will be part of the calculation for a refund when you file your taxes. If you have insufficient tax liability you may be able to carry over part of the credits into future years for as long as the tax credit is in effect. Consult a tax professional for additional information.
  • Your solar = project must be installed and made operational within the year that you claim the tax credit.
  • You own the solar project. A financed system is also considered eligible, as is one purchased outright.
  • The solar new or being used for the first time (not being re-used or re-installed).

 

Is the Investment Tax Credit going to expire?
Yes. However, because of the Inflation Reduction Act it is not set to step down to 26% until the year 2032.

This information is for informational purposes and is not provided, and should not be relied on, as tax, legal, or accounting advice. You should consult your own tax, legal and accounting advisors for information.

 

LOCAL INCENTIVES TO SAVE MONEY BY GOING SOLAR
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, increasing 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.

LOWER YOUR ENERGY BILL WITH NET METERING
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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