Adding solar panels to your home is a bright idea, but according to one report from 2020 only about 6% of installed residential solar systems included battery storage. That’s a bit of a power outage in the world of renewable energy. But with a home battery, you’ll be able to store energy like a squirrel stores nuts for the winter. Not to mention, you’ll be the coolest kid on the block with your Virtual Power Plant system. So, if you want to be the sunshine in your neighborhood, you should consider a home battery, but which one? Let’s take a look at the top 5 battery options on the market … and a couple of bonus alternatives to keep an eye on .. even for renters.