Green Home Systems Managing Director Robbie Hebert offers a solution to the dilemma of soaring gas prices
It’s no secret that gasoline prices are skyrocketing across the country and show no signs of slowing down, especially in major cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco. Skyrocketing prices are sure to push consumers into the arms of electric vehicles, a fantastic alternative to traditional gas-guzzling vehicles. But unless consumers also take the appropriate action with their homes, the savings from switching to an electric car could easily be offset by a skyrocketing home electricity bill or unreliable electricity from utility companies. public services.
LOS ANGELES, March 22, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — It’s no secret that gasoline prices are skyrocketing across the country and show no signs of slowing down, especially in major cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco. Skyrocketing prices are sure to push consumers into the arms of electric vehicles, a fantastic alternative to traditional gas-guzzling vehicles. But unless consumers also take the appropriate action with their homes, the savings from switching to an electric car could easily be offset by a skyrocketing home electricity bill or unreliable electricity from utility companies. public services.
Last year, the country experienced extreme blackouts across Texas leaving millions (about 4.5 million households to be exact) without electricity. Other states like California are also experiencing widespread outages. In reality, California has had outages every year for the past four years due to fragile and unreliable power from utility companies. What happens now when those people who decided to buy an electric vehicle to compensate for the drastic increase in the price of gasoline are no longer able to power their car? In the very likely scenario where utility companies decide to periodically shut off power or are unable to supply electricity due to weather conditions, homeowners could be stuck with no way to leave the house until their house is getting power to charge their vehicles.
So what is the solution? Solar energy.
Solar energy is currently the only reliable source of renewable energy that can easily be transformed into individual systems for homes and businesses. The main benefit here is that owning a solar power system allows homeowners to have batteries to store energy and rely solely on the sun for their energy needs in the event of a grid outage. And with technology advancing so rapidly, solar is becoming more reliable and cheaper every day.
Hebert says: “The drastic rise in petrol prices will undoubtedly mean a switch to electric cars on a much faster scale. Facts have shown that 50% of all new cars sold in the United States over the next 3 years will be electric vehicles. We now believe that we are considering reducing this timeframe to 1.5 to 2 years given the current circumstances.
What we will see is that if people switch to electric vehicles and have to plug their cars into their homes at night, there will be a direct increase in energy demand and consumption. Unfortunately for many homeowners, most utility companies have poor infrastructure and cannot meet this demand.
In turn, we will see two things happen.
Utilities will need comprehensive infrastructure overhauls that consumers will eventually pay for, and utility companies will rake in the dough.
If the latter is impossible, there will be frequent power outages. If utility companies don’t have the time or money to anticipate this issue now that the deadline has been cut in half, they will simply exercise their right to shut down the grid and leave their customers without power.”
Hébert went on to explain how Green house systems can help during this difficult time sharing, “GHS always knew this day was coming, so we’ve been selling battery-ready solar systems to homeowners for years, even if they weren’t ready to buy the actual battery yet. simply because we knew there would eventually be a higher power requirement that only the addition of a battery (or two) could handle Because we encouraged the installation of systems that can accompany a battery, the owners who now choose to purchase a battery will save ~$4,000 at the time of installation.”
But what are the details of the batteries GHS sell?
Hébert explains: “We sell the SolarEdge inverter system with the Energy Hub battery ready inverter which also comes with the backup interface which is basically the intelligent control panel of the system. This system is compatible with the LG Chem battery which is undeniably the best battery in the industry.
Homeowners have always had the option of going with the standard SE inverter, the HD Wave, and it does a fantastic job of converting the sun (DC) to AC (AC being what the grid stores and uses to power appliances appliances). However, if an HO had installed a system in the past with the HD Wave and he decided to get a battery now, then he would have to buy the EH and completely change the inverter, which costs about $4,000.
AT GHSwe made the decision to design approximately 95% of the systems we’ve sold over the past few years with the EH to save HOs from having to switch inverters once the inevitable happens and they choose to change. buy a battery.
Also, we’ve really thought ahead in partnering with SE as they also have their own line of EV chargers that allow the battery to charge EVs overnight so there’s no energy drawn from what directly powers the house.”
Hebert went on to say, “There is no denying that electric vehicles are the immediate future. The only question is how much owners will allow themselves to be controlled by overpriced and unreliable utility companies before deciding to Permanently switch to solar and take advantage of battery storage before demand and prices rise? GHS urges homeowners to take this seriously. The sooner you get off the grid, the sooner you’ll start saving and saving. set you on the path to total energy independence.”
jennifer wesleyGreen Home Systems, (888) 721-7374, [email protected]
Robbie HebertGreen Home Systems, (888) 721-7374, [email protected]
SOURCE Green Home Systems