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As energy prices continue to rise and power outages become more widespread, more homeowners are turning to solar to provide electricity for their homes and reduce their dependence on the power grid. However, the functionality of solar alone, can be limited at night or on cloudy days. Pairing solar with a battery storage system, allows the homeowner to store any excess energy generated on a sunny day and use it at night, when peak demand charges are high, or in the event of a power outage.

The Generac PWRcell solar + battery storage system harnesses clean energy from the sun to provide you with backup power during utility power outages, while also helping to lower your electric bill. 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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The PWRcell Home Battery Storage System – Here’s How It 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 the end of 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 and it will go away by the end of 2023, so hurry! 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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