They say that you should not work hard; instead, you should work smart. This is surprisingly applicable when it comes to solar energy implementations. While solar energy can reduce your home’s dependency on grid power and lower electric utility costs, the amount of your savings largely depends on the right strategy to maximize your solar investment.

In order to get the most out of your solar investment for your home, there are several tactics that should be employed.

Tips to Maximize Your Solar Investment

To avoid wasting time and money, here are some tips you can follow to maximize your solar investment:

1. Store the energy

Maximize Your Solar Investment with backup battery storage - Tesla Powerwall
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Storing surplus energy ensures that you have power for emergencies as well as low production days when cloud cover restricts solar panels’ available light to convert to energy. Installing backup battery storage enables you to create a power reserve, like a backup generator, that provides a fallback should you need more power.

Solar energy stored in backup batteries maximizes the efficiency and reliability of electric power by storing excess energy that goes unused one day for use on another day where you may use more power.  Storing your energy gives you the freedom to use as much power as you need, regardless of the current capacity to convert energy on a given day.

2. Utilize a smart energy system

While you may be enjoying plenty of extra power from the sun, knowing how to efficiently use it can go a long way in saving even more money and power. This is where a smart energy system comes in.

With a smart energy system installed, energy usage patterns can be identified. With that data, your solar power can be more efficiently distributed to the home while moving most of the power to storage like batteries.

3. Sell surplus energy

Once your energy produced meets the amount of electricity required to fit your needs, any additional electricity that goes unused is available for you to sell back to the grid. Selling unused and unneeded power is a great way to get the most out of going green and provides an opportunity to contribute clean energy back into your community.


While solar energy prices have previously been quite expensive, trends show that prices are dropping rapidly. This has allowed many homeowners to make the switch to solar power. Plus, with the increase of electrical bills, this only means that the earlier you invest in a solar solution, the more money you can save in the long run. Remember the tips we shared so you can make the most of your solar energy usage, maximize your solar investment, and live a greener life.

Simmitri is a provider of solar energy and roofing solutions to both commercial and residential properties. If you are in need of a solar power supply for your home in Northern California, reach out to us today!

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