An infographic titled 'Residential Battery Storage 101' by SunPower explains the benefits and functionality of residential solar battery storage. It includes five sections:

Residential solar generates electricity and sends it to the battery for storage or immediate use.
The battery's intelligent software manages power sources to maximize solar energy use and save on electricity bills.
Using excess energy generated during the day can offset evening usage.
Battery storage provides power to essential appliances during outages.
Energy needs can be adjusted by adding more solar panels and battery storage as needed.
The infographic features illustrations of houses, solar panels, and a battery.

This week we’re announcing that in select U.S. markets, the SunPower® Equinox™ home solar energy system can now be paired with industry leading solar battery storage providers such as Sonnen or Tesla.

Read this accompanying blog post to learn more about how home storage batteries work and check out this easy-to-understand infographic. Visit SunPower’s solar storage webpage to use our solar calculator to design your own home solar-plus-storage energy system, and you’ll be on your way to reducing or eliminating your electricity bill.

This post originally appeared on the SunPower Resource Blog