3 Reasons to Choose Energy Storage over a Generator During Fire & Hurricane Season

By Brian Wolfson, sonnen Channel Specialist

“2020 will stand out in the history books as a year that forced us to radically rethink (and adjust) the status quo. As we go into summer, the stability of our electricity grid will be put to the test when many of us are spending most of our time at home. Fire season has already begun in states like California, with utilities sending out messages about public safety power shutoffs….” READ MORE

  1. Reliability: While a home battery or a generator can keep your appliances running in an outage, generators require more oversight for optimal performance over the long-term. Thankfully, sonnen batteries require zero maintenance, supervision, or fuel. 
  2. Pollution: Generators are infamous for two forms of pollution when run: air and sound. Generators are also the culprit for a third form of pollution: visual. Batteries don’t have these issues. 
  3. Grid Interactivity:  Backup generators are only meant to be used when there is a power outage. sonnen batteries are meant to be cycled every day,  providing you with grid independence and energy savings. A generator, on the other hand, won’t provide you with these savings or environmental benefits.