Frequently Asked Questions

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What is home energy storage?

  • Home energy storage involves the use of batteries to store excess energy generated by renewable sources, such as solar panels, for later use.

How does home energy storage work?

  • Energy storage systems store excess energy during periods of low demand and release it when demand is high, providing homeowners with a reliable and continuous power supply.

What are the benefits of home energy storage?

  • Benefits include reduced reliance on the grid, potential cost savings, backup power during outages, and the ability to maximize the use of renewable energy.

What type of battery does the greenworks PowerHub use?

  • PowerHub uses Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) which has greater thermal stability and is more environmentally sustainable than nickle manganese cobalt oxcide (NMC).

How long do home energy storage systems last?

  • The greenworks PowerHub is covered by a 12 Year Warranty, but you can expect to get up to 20 years, depending on usage and maintenance.

Can home energy storage be used off-grid?

  • Yes, the PowerHub home energy storage system can be used for off-grid living, allowing homeowners to rely entirely on renewable energy sources.

What size home energy storage system do I need?

  • The size depends on factors such as energy consumption, the capacity of renewable energy sources, and the desired duration of backup power during outages.

Are there government incentives for home energy storage?

  • In some regions, there are government incentives, tax credits, or rebates to encourage the adoption of home energy storage systems. It's advisable to check local regulations.

Is installation complicated?

  • Installation complexity varies, we recommend using a NABCEP certified professional to ensure proper setup and compliance with safety standards.

Can I connect home energy storage to smart home systems?

  • The Greenworks PowerHub comes with a 5 circuit Smart Switch, allowing you to monitor and control energy usage remotely.

How does maintenance work for home energy storage?

  • Maintenance requirements are low, but regular checks and software updates are recommended to ensure optimal performance.

Is it environmentally friendly?

  • Home energy storage can contribute to a more sustainable energy system by promoting the use of renewable energy sources and reducing dependence on fossil fuels.