If you are thinking about adding a renewable energy system, you may want to consider a hybrid energy generation system with both solar and wind energy. When you combine the two renewable energy sources, the systems balance out weaknesses from either system for optimal year-round power. If you additionally combine the energy system with a battery backup storage system, then you would be ready to handle any outages that might occur throughout the year.
What are the Benefits of a Hybrid Energy System?
The main benefit of combining solar power and wind power hybrid systems is that they complement each other to create renewable energy all year long. In summer, a photovoltaic (PV) system reaches peak operating hours with the stronger sun and longer days. During the winter, a wind power system receives more energy from higher and more consistent winds. The difference in peak operating hours during the year helps create an overall balance and provide an uninterruptible power supply. If you combine a hybrid system with a backup energy storage technology, you would be set for year-round renewable energy.
Who Benefits from a Hybrid System?
Individuals who would benefit from a hybrid system are those most affected by inconsistent energy throughout the year. You may encounter storms year-round, including winter blizzards and summer hurricanes, that can cause power outages for several days to more than a week. You may also live in an area with power shut-off events from your energy company, and you may need a consistent energy source year-round. Additionally, you may even live in a remote and off-grid location and rely solely on renewable energy. There are many reasons that a hybrid system may work for you to create a continuous power supply.
Why Should You Consider a Battery Backup System?
If you install a hybrid system for a continuous power supply, you may also want to add a battery backup system. A battery backup system will allow you to have an uninterruptible power supply during a power outage. This is important to those that rely on power for food supply, essential medication, hot water, heat and air conditioning, and more. With battery backup, you will have continuous energy for all of your essential needs. A hybrid energy system with battery backup means that you will have optimal power all year-round with the peak seasons covered by the solar and wind energy systems.
Is a Hybrid System Right for You?
Before you purchase a hybrid system, you need to make sure that this system is right for you. For a solar energy system, you need to check that your home is in a sunny location and there is not a lot of shade from trees on your solar array. For a wind energy system, you also need to make sure that you get plenty of wind in your area and that trees are not blocking a wind turbine. If your house is in an open area that has plenty of access to wind and sun, then you can look into a hybrid system and create an optimal energy system that can provide peace of mind for you all year-round.
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