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SolPad FAQ’s

What does a Solpad system look like with all the equipment installed?

The only visible parts of an installed SolPad system are the Gateway unit (typically on the side of the house near main panel), and 3/4″ – 1-1/4″ conduit coming from the roof to the Gateway. No need for separate disconnects, transfer switches, or meters as with most other systems.

Is it safe to put a battery on my roof? Won't it get too hot or too cold?

Interestingly, the temperatures in the shade of a roof mounted PV panel with exposure to air allow our battery, which generates absolutely no heat itself, to maintain a maximum temperature within a few degrees of the ambient. Additionally, our software monitors temperature data at all times and under extreme temperature conditions, will limit charging and discharging of the battery to ensure it is not damaged.

Why should I purchase solar + energy storage now?

The value proposition using today’s most conservative utility rates make it clear, installing self-generation and storage begins to pay for itself almost immediately. The ‘payback’ period for a typical SolPad system is much shorter than other larger solar + storage systems.

How do I use the Solpad App for operation mode and energy history?

Instructions for installing and navigating the SolPad app are available on the app and it is very simple to use and understand. You will find step by step instructions and videos.

During a power outage, how long will Solpad last?

An average home uses approximately 20 kWh of energy per day. A small home may use as little as 10 kWh and a large home may use 40 kWh or more per day. The average SolPad system provides 13.5 kWh of usable energy for backup power. You can use the SolPad mobile app to monitor your usage and conserve power to extend your backup coverage for a day or more. Since SolPad is paired with solar it can continue to recharge and has the potential to run your home indefinitely.

During a power outage, how quickly does SolPad restore power to my home?

Most users will not even notice the transition due to our ultra-fast detection and energy routing protocols. Every SolPad system is designed to automatically switch from grid power to stored power in the event of an outage. It is recommended to reduce energy consumption while running off-grid in order to maximize critical device availability while running from stored energy. SolPad’s Load Manager can help with this as well.

What happens if I overload the system's backup capabilities?

Adding SolPad’s load control technology to your system will automatically shut off low priority loads and prevent overloading your system. However, if you exceed SolPad’s power capabilities, it will safely shut down similar to your home circuit breaker. To resume SolPad operation, turn off all lights and appliances in your home, then toggle the on/off switch located on the side of SolPad.

How big is the SolPad system and how much room will it take up in/on my house?

All of the electronics install out of sight directly below your PV panels. Only the Gateway unit connecting SolPad to your main panel needs to be installed in an accessible location (typically right next to the main panel).

Do I need a SolPad battery and inverter under every solar panel?

No, SolPad modules are plug and play and easily expandable. Typically batteries will be installed under every 2 or 4 solar modules, depending on the location and amount of sun the location receives.

What are the terms of the Solpad warranty?

SolPad warrants our inverters for 25 years and our batteries for 10 years. Battery warranty reflects total throughput on the battery over a period of time. Typically 10 years on the battery.

What does a Solpad system look like with all the equipment installed?

The only visible parts of an installed SolPad system are the Gateway unit (typically on the side of the house near main panel), and 3/4″ – 1-1/4″ conduit coming from the roof to the Gateway. No need for separate disconnects, transfer switches, or meters as with most other systems.

Is it safe to put a battery on my roof? Won't it get too hot or too cold?

Interestingly, the temperatures in the shade of a roof mounted PV panel with exposure to air allow our battery, which generates absolutely no heat itself, to maintain a maximum temperature within a few degrees of the ambient. Additionally, our software monitors temperature data at all times and under extreme temperature conditions, will limit charging and discharging of the battery to ensure it is not damaged.

Why should I purchase solar + energy storage now?

The value proposition using today’s most conservative utility rates make it clear, installing self-generation and storage begins to pay for itself almost immediately. The ‘payback’ period for a typical SolPad system is much shorter than other larger solar + storage systems.

How do I use the Solpad App for operation mode and energy history?

Instructions for installing and navigating the SolPad app are available on the app and it is very simple to use and understand. You will find step by step instructions and videos.

During a power outage, how long will Solpad last?

An average home uses approximately 20 kWh of energy per day. A small home may use as little as 10 kWh and a large home may use 40 kWh or more per day. The average SolPad system provides 13.5 kWh of usable energy for backup power. You can use the SolPad mobile app to monitor your usage and conserve power to extend your backup coverage for a day or more. Since SolPad is paired with solar it can continue to recharge and has the potential to run your home indefinitely.

During a power outage, how quickly does SolPad restore power to my home?

Most users will not even notice the transition due to our ultra-fast detection and energy routing protocols. Every SolPad system is designed to automatically switch from grid power to stored power in the event of an outage. It is recommended to reduce energy consumption while running off-grid in order to maximize critical device availability while running from stored energy. SolPad’s Load Manager can help with this as well.

What happens if I overload the system's backup capabilities?

Adding SolPad’s load control technology to your system will automatically shut off low priority loads and prevent overloading your system. However, if you exceed SolPad’s power capabilities, it will safely shut down similar to your home circuit breaker. To resume SolPad operation, turn off all lights and appliances in your home, then toggle the on/off switch located on the side of SolPad.

How big is the SolPad system and how much room will it take up in/on my house?

All of the electronics install out of sight directly below your PV panels. Only the Gateway unit connecting SolPad to your main panel needs to be installed in an accessible location (typically right next to the main panel).

Do I need a SolPad battery and inverter under every solar panel?

No, SolPad modules are plug and play and easily expandable. Typically batteries will be installed under every 2 or 4 solar modules, depending on the location and amount of sun the location receives.

What are the terms of the Solpad warranty?

SolPad warrants our inverters for 25 years and our batteries for 10 years. Battery warranty reflects total throughput on the battery over a period of time. Typically 10 years on the battery.

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