Aurora Solar has released a number of tools for solar professionals to use to size a battery backup system and make recommendations based on the homeowner's backup needs.
With Aurora Solar's memory function, solar installers can customize a battery backup system based on their customers' actual energy consumption data and taking into account the size of the PV system. The software dynamically takes into account how much electricity is generated from the PV system, how much of the customer load is backed up, how many batteries and inverters are selected and how long the battery backup system lasts.
"We are excited to offer installers the tools to jointly design and sell solar and storage systems with the accuracy and ease that Aurora has always offered," said Christopher Hopper, co-founder of Aurora Solar. "Our new battery storage feature will significantly reduce the time it takes to develop the appropriate storage backup system for the customer."
Aurora Solar's product team spent several months researching how solar and storage are being sold today and speaking with installers around the world to learn what they are looking for in their storage solutions.
"We found that installers are looking for an easy way to assess battery capacity, select the best battery configuration for their customers, and factor it into the cost," said Justin Durack, vice president of product, Aurora Solar. “With Aurora, installers can do just that. You no longer have to sew together and pay for different tools to add space to your design or sales proposal. "
The home storage market is expected to grow, especially as states like California, Texas, and New York continue to regularly grapple with power outages due to extreme weather conditions or natural disasters. As more solar customers want battery backup, advanced tools to determine the appropriate storage size and integrate storage into an existing workflow could not be available at a better time.
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