Can I install a battery with my rooftop solar system?

Yes, a battery system can be installed with a rooftop solar system. When calculating the Monthly Facilities Charge, the kilowatt (kW) size of the battery will be added to the kW size of the generator to get the total kW capacity of the entire system. This is because the battery system further impacts the City's cost recovery of unavoidable fixed expenses.

In the previous example, if a customer installed a 2kW battery system with the 5kW rooftop solar generator, the total system capacity would be 7kW and the Monthly Facilities Charge would be ($1 per kW × 7kW) $7 per month in 2021.

Show All Answers

1. What renewable energy resources does the City provide to my home?
2. Does the City offer options to increase the use of renewable energy for my house?
3. Are Bowling Green electric customers permitted to install rooftop solar?
4. What is the approval process to install rooftop solar?
5. Can I sell excess power generated from my rooftop solar panels back to the City?
6. Will I be able to rely on the City’s electric distribution service if my rooftop solar system is not generating enough power for my needs?
7. If I install rooftop solar, will my electric rate change?
8. Why does Rider E include an additional charge for rooftop solar customers?
9. Can I install a battery with my rooftop solar system?