Looking to better communicate the performance and financial impacts of adding storage to a homeowner's solar system? Learn how to model for backup and self-consumption storage.
Modeling for backup storage
Backup storage allows homeowners to utilize their home battery in the event of an emergency situation, where they are unable to connect to the energy grid. Aurora will calculate the backup duration (in days) for:
- Essentials: Backup electrical fixtures and select outlets
- Appliances: Backup small appliances and essentials
- Whole Home: Backup major appliances and essentials
The capacity, output, and cost will automatically recalculate when adding or removing battery quantity.
Modeling for self-consumption storage
If a homeowner chooses to leverage their battery for self-consumption, this assumes that they will be regularly consuming energy from their battery and recharging it with excess energy from their solar system. Aurora will calculate the homeowners’ estimated monthly utility bills for:
- Solar only
- Solar + battery
You can then click on the graph to see the financial impact on their utility bills throughout each month of the year.