Onsite battery storage systems are seeing a spike in interest. Some homeowners are motivated by concerns about access to energy during power outages or brownouts, while others are looking to add battery storage to make the most of their solar system. These battery systems often provide backup for 10 to 20 hours and can be charged either by solar panels onsite or electricity from your utility.

Join MetroWest Climate Solutions for a free webinar on Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. to learn more. In this session, Matt Honkonen of East Coast Solar will provide an overview of issues to consider when installing battery storage systems in your home and/or business, including cost. The session will also discuss the often-overlooked human rights abuses associated with cobalt / lithium mines in Africa. Following Matt, two local residents will share their experiences in evaluating vendors and installing battery storage systems in their homes. You can register here.

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