Backup Energy

Solar plus storage

Pairing your solar panels with a backup energy system is like capturing the sun’s energy in a bottle to save for a rainy day. Whether you’re seeking a source of emergency power when the grid goes down or to power an off-grid system, backup energy systems can help you get the most out of your solar investment.

Solar-plus-storage projects are becoming more popular as the cost of lithium-ion batteries declines. The Solar Energy Industries Association predicts that by 2025, more than a quarter of behind-the-meter solar projects (such as residential installations) will have a storage component.

At Wolf Track Energy, we install a variety of battery brands for many different applications. We can design a system to power your critical devices in the event of a blackout or back up your entire home.

Our experienced crew will take the time to develop the best backup energy system for your needs. We’re committed to ensuring you won’t be left in the dark when the power goes out.

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Looking for an extra layer of energy security? Are you planning an off-grid project and need a reliable source of year-round energy? A generator may be a great option for you.

We proudly install Kohler generators that can supplement your solar-plus-storage setup to keep your lights on. Generators are also a great option for off-grid applications in the Northland, where the long winter nights offer reduced sunlight for your panels to soak up.

Kohler generators run on your existing natural gas or liquid propane gas and quickly restores power in the event of an outage.

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Backup Energy Advantages

Life shouldn’t stop when the power goes out. But just because you have solar panels on your roof doesn’t mean you’ll be able to harness the sun’s energy during an outage.

That’s because when the power is down, your power company doesn’t want a generation source like your solar system to send energy back onto the grid while their crews are working to restore power.

Batteries will allow you to gather the energy from your panels for later use and keep your most critical devices running.

Today’s backup energy systems can automatically turn on when the grid goes down, without you lifting a finger. And online monitoring platforms help keep you in control of energy usage.

Batteries can be a useful when your utility uses time-of-day rates. That can allow you to use energy from your batteries at night, when rates increase. Minnesota Power is moving toward a TOD rate structure.

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Service Area


  • Duluth
  • Two Harbors
  • Silver Bay
  • Grand Marais
  • Ely
  • Grand Rapids
  • Hibbing
  • Virginia
  • Moose Lake
  • Brainerd
  • Bemidji
  • Walker
  • Alexandria
  • Detroit Lakes
  • Moorhead
  • Fergus Falls
  • Wadena
  • East Grand Forks


  • Superior
  • Ashland
  • Bayfield
  • Washburn
  • Solon Springs
  • Hayward
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