Creative Energies is a Generac certified clean energy installer and proudly provides the Generac PWRcell as a battery backup option for residential and commercial properties in Utah, Wyoming, and Idaho. Generac has been in the backup power business since 1959 and offers the PWRcell as a quality battery backup solution for capturing and storing solar energy for your home or business. Designed to be modular and scalable the Generac PWRcell allows for customized configurations that can meet your specific energy-storing goals.
Adding the PWRcell battery backup to your solar system also qualifies for tax credits.
How does Generac PWRcell work?
Like most battery storage options, Generac PWRcell utilizes the same lithium-ion battery technology to harness energy from your solar system and holds on to it until you are ready to use it. The PWRcell is installed with a new solar system and cannot be added as a retrofit to an already existing system. This is because, with PWRcell, energy flows from the sun into your solar panels and directly into your PWRcell battery backup.
Once the PWCcell is fully charged from your solar panels, excess energy flows to an inverter, which converts it into usable electricity in your home or business. As the battery becomes fully charged and your home or business receives the energy it needs, excess generated electricity flows onto the grid.
What is a self-powered home?
A self-powered home or business combines solar energy and PWRcell to independently power your home or business day and night. During the day, solar panels feed energy directly to PWRcell, keeping your battery backup fully charged and ready to send energy to your home or business on-demand, even after the sun has set.
Through PWRcell’s Smart Management Modules, home and business owners can easily prioritize certain loads on their system, giving them the flexibility and control to choose how they utilize their energy.
What is a solar backup battery?
Essentially, it's a battery storage system that can store solar energy to power your home during a utility power outage. The PWRcell uses lithium-ion phosphate technology. It feeds solar energy directly into the battery unit, which is direct current (DC) coupled system, which allows for efficiency gains.
Is the PWRcell a generator?
No, PWRcell is not a generator is a backup power storage unit and the solar system generates the energy power.
How big is the PWRcell?
The PWRCell battery cabinet is 22 inches x 1o inches x 68 inches and weighs between 280 and 445 pounds since it houses individual batteries within it to be a modular system. The modularity allows for stacking and customization so it can meet your solar energy storage needs. The customizable modular design allows for system expansion of individual cells or battery modules.
The PWRcell inverter is 24.5 inches x 19.25 inches x 8 inches and weighs 62.7 pounds.
What's the PWRcell energy storage capacity?
The PWRcell's minimum capacity is 9 kWh and is expandable to 18 kWh per unit. The modularity and customizable features scalability so you can add more modules to meet your home energy needs.
Can I add PWRcell to an exiting solar system?
No, since PWRcell is DC coupled (Direct Current coupled) with is a one-system approach, it must be paired with a PWRcell inverter that's installed during the initial solar system set up. So PWRcells are great solutions for those who want a new solar system and battery backup, but if you want to add battery backup to an existing solar system, Tesla Powerwall could be the solution.
Does PWRcell have a monitoring app?
Yes, the PWRview app from Generac can show you energy monitoring production and usage. It provides bill tracking and you can add in daily and monthly energy consumption goals for your home.
What happens to the PWRcell during an outage if I use all the stored energy?
Since the PWRCell is a managed energy battery system, if it completely drains during an outage it will automatically "go to sleep" and then return on when the sun comes out. This is a big advantage of a managed battery system, whereas an unmanaged battery system will stay drained and dead until grid power is back on.
What is PWRcell's energy efficiency?
The PWRcell has a roundup efficiency of 96.5%, which is good! It means that for every 10 kWh that goes into the battery backup system, 9.65 kWh comes out.
What is PWRcell's warranty?
The Generac PWRcell has a 10-year manufacture warranty.