Battery Backup & Disaster Preparedness


Be Prepared For Disaster With A Solar Battery Backup System

Why are so many Intermountain West homeowners choosing to install solar panels with battery backup systems today? The answers lie with the need for disaster preparedness and energy independence.

For many property owners, this decision is motivated by the need to be prepared in case SHTF. For others, the thought of cutting ties with the utility company and achieving true energy independence provides additional motivation to eschew a grid-tied photovoltaic array. And, in remote areas, going off-grid with solar power is usually more cost-effective than connecting to the utility grid.

Whether your circumstances call for a grid-tied or an off-grid solar panel system, including the right type of battery backup system will ensure you’re prepared to face anything from a temporary power grid failure to a full-blown natural or man-made disaster.

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Unlock the Wattsmart Program's Benefits

We are here to help you learn how to take full advantage of the financial incentives that were added to the Wattsmart Battery Program created by Rocky Mountain Power. In this program homeowners are eligible for cash rebates, helping to offset the initial cost of installing battery storage systems. This program allows customers to not only save money, but also help them to become more self-sufficient in terms of their energy needs. This, in turn, can reduce their reliance on the grid and the associated electricity costs. 

Federal Tax Credits and Financial Incentives

Our solar and battery systems qualify for a 30% federal tax credit. In addition to that through the Wattsmart Battery Program customers can get $400 per kilowatt of battery capacity paid upfront, then $15 per kilowatt paid per year! It's not just a way to save on installation; it's a promise of long-term savings on your energy bills. Whether you're adding solar to your existing system or installing a brand-new solar system, we make the process effortless. 

Back-Up Power That You Can Count On

Our typical client shares your values – they want a dependable source of back-up power for their home. With IWS, you get more than just power; you get peace of mind. Our solutions are tailored to ensure that when the lights go out, your home stays lit. We offer cutting-edge battery systems with a focus on the future. These batteries are equipped with the most advanced features and come with 10-year warranties, providing you with a decade of confidence in your investment. 

The Right Inverter for Your Needs 

While the inverter isn't an IWS product, we provide you with the best choices available. It's the key to ensuring your system runs smoothly, and we offer an inverter that complements our battery technology, enabling seamless, efficient energy storage. 

Incorporate the Right Batteries for Your Needs

The Wattsmart Battery Program allows you to choose from an array of top-notch battery options, including: Sonnen Core, Sonnen Eco, Sonnen Core+, Sonnen EcoLinx, SolarEdge, Fortress Power Envy True 8kW, and Fortress Power Envy True 12kW. Each of these batteries is a smart choice, and our team will assist you in selecting the one that best fits your specific requirements.

Battery Backup Systems For Grid-tied Solar Energy

If your home is currently connected to the power grid, installing solar panels with one of today’s high-tech battery backup systems will ensure that you have electricity even in the event of a grid failure.

These highly advanced battery storage systems – like the Tesla Powerwall, for example – lets you bank the free power you generate for later use, or whenever you need it most.

Depending on where you live, you may also have the option to send your excess power back up the grid and receive credit from the utility company. This process, called net metering, can add an extra financial incentive for going solar, if it’s available in your area.

Off-grid Solar Electricity Generation & Battery Backup

For properties that don’t have to be tied to the municipal power grid, you have more flexibility in how your system is designed.

As with a grid-tied system, you need solar panels and either a string inverter or micro-inverters. Once installed and brought online, your photovoltaic system will begin generating electricity.


But what happens when the sun sets. or your panels become covered with snow?

If you want to be prepared for any emergency, your off-grid photovoltaic system needs a reliable backup power source.

To ensure you always have ample electricity, you can install a backup system with a charge controller, to safely store that power for later use. You also have the option of adding a solar or gas-powered generator outfitted with a transfer switch, to automatically provide power if the photovoltaic equipment cannot adequately meet your needs. Finally, consider adding a remote monitoring system to reset faults and change settings without the need for a service call.

Choosing The Right Intermountain West Solar Installer

A solar panel system can completely meet your home energy needs, as long as the system has been scaled properly. Size matters and, if you want to ensure you have a reliable means of generating all the power you need, choose a professional contractor with expertise in scaling on- and off-grid photovoltaic systems – like Intermountain Wind & Solar.

Whatever your needs may be, you can count on our expert team to design and install the system that’s right for you. Today, we have many different types of battery backup systems to work with, we can recommend one that best meets your specific needs as well as your budget.

Contact us today to schedule your free solar power and battery backup system consultation.

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