Home batteries can help you store clean energy generated by a home solar system, or simply provide backup energy in case you need it.
By enrolling in the ConnectedSolutions Demand Response program, you will be rewarded for allowing Eversource to use the energy stored in your battery at times of high demand.
Incentives for home batteries are based on the average kilowatt (kW) used per event, averaged over the season. All events will occur between 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm. If there is an extreme weather event in the forecast, we will not draw energy from your battery.
Your battery or inverter must be from an approved manufacturer. Visit our FAQ page or click below to learn more.
How much you earn is based on the average kW your battery contributes per event. A typical home battery could contribute an average of 5 kW per event. This would earn $1,125 per year.
Different batteries can contribute different amounts during events, and your battery must perform in accordance to your interconnection agreement. Additionally, some manufacturers may collect a portion of the incentive payment. Please contact your battery manufacturer or installer for more information about your battery's expected contribution and what, if any, portion of the incentive they collect.
Contact your installer to get your battery enrolled in the program.
Batteries paired with solar PV are eligible for low-interest financing through the Smart-E Loan sponsored by the Connecticut Greenbank in partnership with Eversource.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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