Published on July 14, 2020
California’s spate of public safety power shutoffs (PSPSs) last year has inspired a surge of battery sales this year, as the peak fire season approaches. Scientific American reports, “the share of [Sunrun’s] solar customers who are also installing energy storage was more than 60% in the San Francisco Bay Area this spring.” Sheltering in place is a big factor, with entire families reliant on home-based, electricity-powered tools for work, education, and recreation seven days a week.
Last month I helped Green Change, a Marin County-based non-profit, put together a concise, consumer-friendly web resource on household batteries of all sizes, with prices from under $100 to $10,000+. Check it out! https://www.greenchange.net/actions/batteries/
A read about the benefits of batteries over generators is here.
If you have a battery, I’d love to hear about your experience with it!