Solar panels take care of power generation: harnessing the sun’s rays to create potentially huge quantities of free, clean power. A battery storage system then adds the capacity to store that power for when it’s actively required. That might mean offsetting peak grid usage, saving power for use overnight or during outages, or even cutting a reliance on the grid altogether.
Exactly how big of an Energy Storage System is required will depend on multiple factors, then, and Bluetti has a range of models to suit different usage needs and budgets. The Bluetti EP500, for example, is perfectly scaled to suit a smaller household. For $5,346 — a drop of $450 from the usual price — you get not only a 5,100Wh all-in-one power station, but three PV200 solar panels to keep it charged up.
With up to 2,000W of AC power on tap, the Bluetti EP500 can keep key appliances like refrigerators and freezers running during an outage, as well as charge smartphones and laptops. A responsive UPS, it can automatically begin supplying power during an outage. However, since it’s portable, the EP500 could tag along as the perfect company on camping trips.