Frequently Asked Questions

Does the Grid Down Redoubt Qualify for the Solar Tax Credit or an Investment Tax Credit?

Yes, the Grid Down Redoubt qualifies for a 30% Investment Tax Credit per the Inflation Reduction Act. The Grid Down Redoubt also can qualify for the 30% Solar Tax Credit if solar panels are purchased and connected to the system.**

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) makes energy storage and interconnection property eligible for a 30% Investment Tax Credit (ITC). The IRA also extended solar and wind tax credits for another 10 years. This allows renewable energy developers to choose between investment tax credits based on installation costs and production tax credits based on power generation.

Here are some links that’s provides further detail:

Do Batteries Qualify for the Solar Tax Credit in the Inflation Reduction Act? (Solar.com) >

How the Inflation Reduction Act is changing the energy storage supply chain (Power Engineering) >

 

Before the addition of energy storage systems to receive an ITC via the IRA, Solar Photovoltaic Systems (that met certain criteria) could qualify for a 30% solar tax credit.

Here is a link explaining the solar tax credit:

Homeowner’s Guide to the Federal Tax Credit for Solar Photovoltaics (Energy.gov) >

** It’s important to highlight that Grid Down cannot guarantee that our customers will receive an Investment Tax Credit or a Solar Tax Credit. There are some restrictions and criteria that must be met by the US taxpayer. We advise you to consult a tax professional to learn more.

Why Should I buy a Grid Down Redoubt When I Can Buy a Sanctuary ESS From Lion Energy?

Simple Answer: Best Price, Free 25 Year Warranty, Free Shipping, Free EMP Shield Protection, Additional Discounts, Coupons and Credits, Ease of Purchasing.

Grid Down offers the lowest prices available for the Lion Energy Sanctuary ESS and EMP Shield Devices.

On top of the best price available for the Sanctuary systems, we also offer FREE shipping and a FREE 25 year warranty.

The Sanctuary from Lion Energy comes with a 10 year standard warranty. To upgrade to a 25 year warranty with Lion Energy will cost $1,100 to $1,579 and they will charge $350 for shipping.

The EMP Shields are included in the system for Free. The average price for EMP Shield is $389. Our Grid Down Redoubt systems come with 3x EMP Shield devices (for the 13.5kWh Redoubt) up to 10x EMP Shields (for the Redoubt 81kWh+). That means you are saving an additional $1167 to $3,890 just on EMP Shields alone.

+ Coupon / Credit Discounts:

In additional to our pricing and additional savings (Free Shipping, 25 Year Warranty, Free EMP Shields) you can also save 5% off + $150 in credit in your cart by simply signing up for a Free customer account.

Create a Free Customer Account here to get 5% off and $150 Credit on your account: Create a Customer Account >

Total Additional Savings With 5% Coupon and $150 Credit

$3,551.95 (Smallest Redoubt System) to $8,943.95 (Largest Redoubt System)

Extra Savings Breakdown (Including a 5% Coupon Discount at Checkout and $150 Credit)

How Much Does the Grid Down Redoubt Cost?

Grid Down is proud to offer some of the most capable and affordable EMP and lightning protected Energy Storage Systems on the market. The Grid Down Redoubt price can range from $15,699 (MAP Price) for our 13.5kWh system to $59,499 (MAP Price) for our 81kWh+ system. Every Grid Down Redoubt system comes with complete EMP Shield protection for your home as well as Redoubt. Each Redoubt system also includes a 25 year warranty on the Lion Energy ESS system and a 10 year warranty on the EMP Shield devices.

Grid Down does often offer coupons as well as in store credits for customers who create a free customer account. To create a free customer account and receive a coupon for your next purchase you can sign up here: Create a Customer Account >

Grid Down also has an affiliate program where our affiliate can offer coupons up to 7% off the entire cart of a customer. To become an affiliate, you can sign up here: Create an Affiliate Account >

The Grid Down Redoubt qualifies for a 30% tax credit which can equates to several thousands of dollars in savings. Read above to learn more about the Solar Tax Credit. 

 

How do I install the Grid Down Redoubt?

The Grid Down Redoubt system is modular and one of the easiest to install energy storage systems on the market. Although the system is easy to install, we recommend all customers use a certified electrician or professional ESS/Solar Energy System professional to install the system.

ATTENTION: Electric shock (from both AC and DC electricity at any voltage) can cause sever bodily harm and even be fatal. Electricity is dangerous and can cause fire or damage to property.

Installation instructions for the Grid Down Redoubt ESS can be found here: Installation Instructions >

How Do I Install EMP Shield on my Home and Grid Down Redoubt?

EMP Shield devices install like most type 2 surge protection devices and can normally be installed in 10-20 minutes per EMP Shield. Although the EMP Shield is simple and fast to install, we recommend all customers use a certified electrician or professional ESS/Solar Energy System professional to install them.

ATTENTION: Electric shock (from both AC and DC electricity at any voltage) can cause sever bodily harm and even be fatal. Electricity is dangerous and can cause fire or damage to property.

Installation instructions for EMP Shield (AC and DC devices) can be found here: Installation Instructions >

What is the Warranty of the Grid Down Redoubt?

The Grid Down Redoubt’s Sanctuary Energy Storage System (ESS by Lion Energy) comes with an industry leading 25 year warranty. This warranty is included with every system, requires no additional cost, and is one of the best warranties currently available for any Energy Storage System on the Market.

The Grid Down Redoubt warranty can be viewed here: Warranties >

What is the Warranty of the EMP Shield's included with the Grid Down Redoubt?

Each EMP Shield device comes with an industry leading 10 year warranty. This warranty is included with every device and requires no additional cost.

EMP Shield is proud to offer one of the most comprehensive surge protection warranties in the world which guarantees lightning protection and is backed by a $25,000 insurance policy.

The EMP Shield warranty can be viewed here: Warranties >

Can I Get a Discount for the Grid Down Redoubt?

Grid Down does often offer coupons as well as in store credits for customers who create a free customer account. To create a free customer account and receive a coupon for your next purchase you can sign up here: Create a Customer Account >

Grid Down also has an affiliate program where our affiliate can offer coupons up to 7% off the entire cart of a customer. To become an affiliate, you can sign up here: Create an Affiliate Account >

As mentioned above, the Grid Down Redoubt also can qualify for a 30% tax credit which can equates to several thousands of dollars in savings.

Below is our cost savings calculator to show how much money our customers can save (based on the 30% tax credit) and what your potential return on investment (ROI) might be.

What is the Cost of Shipping for the Grid Down Redoubt?
Grid Down is very proud to offer 100% free shipping within the continental United States. Shipping Costs may apply to shipping locations outside of the continental United States. As of: April 15, 2024 Grid Down only ships to US states and territories.
Can I Add Batteries to the Grid Down Redoubt?

Yes, each hybrid inverter can have up to 3x batteries and batteries can be purchased separately and added to the redoubt to increase battery capacity. 

Example 1: For our 13.5kWh Redoubt, if you would like to upgrade the battery capacity, you can add 1-2 batteries (total of 3x batteries per hybrid inverter). If you purchased 2x batteries, you would now have a 40.5kWh Redoubt system. If you wanted even more battery capacity (and more hybrid inverter capacity) after upgrading to the 40.5 Redoubt system, you could upgrade by purchasing another 13.5-40.5kWh system (up to 6 batteries / 81kWh).

Example 2: For our 54kWh Redoubt system, if you need more battery capacity, you can purchase 1-2 more batteries (maximum of 3x batteries per hybrid inverter). If you purchased 2x batteries, you would now have an 81kWh Redoubt.

 

Additional Grid Down Redoubt batteries can be purchased here: Batteries >

Can I add more Inverter Capacity to My Grid Down Redoubt?

Yes, you can add additional hybrid inverter capacity to the Grid Down Redoubt up to 3x hybrid inverters (270 Amps combined output / 8-14K Watts per hybrid inverter).

Each hybrid inverter can have up to 3x batteries connected to it (total of 40.5kWh of battery capacity.
Grid Down does not sell the hybrid inverters individually. In order to add additional inverter capacity to your system, you will need to purchase (at a minimum) the Redoubt 13.5kWh system.

System combinations are as follows:
1x Hybrid Inverter / up to 3x Batteries
2x Hybrid Inverters / up to 6x Batteries
Maximum Capacity: 3x Hybrid Inverters / up to 6x Batteries (2x batteries per inverter).

What is the Refund Policy for Grid Down?

Grid Down is proud to offer industry leading warranties for both the Lion Sanctuary ESS as well as EMP Shield. To learn more about the warranties, view the FAQ above or visit our warranty page here: Warranties >

Other than warranty related claims, Grid Down DOES NOT offer refunds after purchase.

How Do I Know Which Grid Down Redoubt to Purchase?

We have created a simple tool to help you figure out what system you need. Our Grid Down Redoubt Selection Tool only take 1-2 minutes to fill out.

You can use our Grid Down Redoubt Selection Tool Here: Redoubt Selection Tool >

Will Buying a Grid Down Redoubt Increase My Homes Value?

Although Grid Down cannot guarantee your homes value will increase after purchasing a Grid Down Redoubt ESS system, we can say that on average many homes see an increase of up to 40% above the cost of the Energy Storage System purchased.

Example: If you purchase a Grid Down Redoubt for $30,000, you could see a home value increase of $42,000.

Math: $30,000 (Price) + $12,000 (40% above price) = $42,000 (potential increase in home value)

Use our Savings & ROI Tool below to check the potential increase in your home value:

How Long Can I Power My House With a Grid Down Redoubt System?
We have created a tool that will give you a very good estimate based on the Redoubt system purchased and how much electricity you will use on a day basis to tell you how long our system will power your home.
 
Use this link to see how long the Grid Down Redoubt will power your home: Redoubt Battery Life Calculator >
Will My Home Also Be Protected With EMP Shield if I Purchase a Grid Down Redoubt?

Yes. Every Grid Down Redoubt system comes with EMP Shields to protect your home as well as the Redoubt energy storage system. 

What Type of Solar Panels Work With the Grid Down Redoubt

Many types of panels will work with the Grid Down Redoubt however, we recommend the 395W residential Mission solar panels (MSE PERC 66).  We do offer these panels on our website at one of the best prices available online: https://griddown.com/product/mse-perc-66/ 

The Grid Down Redoubt Hybrid Inverter accepts a DC solar input of up to 12,000 watts (4x PV Strings of 3,000 watts). 

Each additonal hybrid inverter doubles the solar input capacity. 

Example: The 54kWh Redoubt has 2x Hybrid Inverters. This means this system can accept 24,000 watts of solar input (8x PV Strings of 3,000 watts). 

Does Grid Down Sell Solar Panels?

Grid Down is very proud to have partnered with Mission Solar Energy to offer their USA made panels at an incredible price. These panels each come with a 25 year warranty.

Use this link to view the panels:  Mission Solar Panels>

Is the Grid Down Redoubt a Off-Grid, Grid-Tied, Or Combination Energy Storage System?

The Grid Down Redoubt is an incredibly robust and versatile energy storage system capable of being used Off-Grid, Grid-Tied, or in combination. See below for a visual overview. 

Off-Grid

Grid Down Redoubt Off Grid ESS 

Off-Grid is when you are getting power from an alternate energy source like solar panels, wind power, generator, or hydro power. This alternate energy source can be used to charge the Redoubt energy storage system and power your home directly.

 

Grid-Tied

Grid Down Redoubt Grid Tied ESS 

Grid-Tied is when you are getting power directly from the power grid. With the Grid Down Redoubt, the electrical grid can be used to charge the Redoubt energy storage system and also power your home directly.

 

Combination

Grid Down Redoubt Grid Tied and Off Grid ESS

A combination system is when you are connected to the grid and also getting power form an alternate energy source. With a combination system, you can charge the redoubt from both power sources and also power your home from both power sources.

Does Grid Down Sell EMP Shield Products Separate From the Grid Down Redoubt?

Although Grid Down doesn’t currently sell EMP Shield product individually, we do offer an incredible discount to purchase EMP Shield products on the Official EMP Shield website.

How big is our discount?

If you purchase with our coupon you can save up to 22% off (Our coupon is 12% off and you can also combine our coupon with a 10% off coupon: extra10)

Use this link to have our coupon automatically added to your EMP Shield cart (you need to add a product to the cart first to see the discount): ADD COUPON TO MY CART on EMPShield.com >

 

Coupon Code: griddown

Does Grid Down Have an Affiliate Program?

Yes we do and it’s one of the best paying affiliate programs in the industry!

Benefits of Joining the Grid Down Affiliate Program

  • Earn 7% Commissions on every product sold using your coupon code.– Example: If someone purchases a Grid Down Redoubt and it’s $40,000 at checkout you would earn $2,800!
  • Offer your customers up to 7% off all of our products.
  • Create unlimited coupons and special links that will automatically add your coupon to the customers cart.
  • Track every sale in real time using our custom affiliate sales tracking system.
  • Get access to purchase our Grid Down Redoubt systems at up to 40% off (certain restrictions apply).

Apply for our Affiliate Program here: Grid Down Affiliate Program >

What is Included with a Grid Down Redoubt System?

Grid Down systems are unique with different battery capacities and electrical output capabilities.

Each system includes a:

Lion Sanctuary Energy Storage System

1-3x Hybrid Inverters (up to 270 Amp Output)

1-6x 13.5kWh Batteries (up to 81kWh of Capacity)

25 Year Warranty

 

EMP Shield Protection for your home and the Redoubt System

2-4x EMP Shield AC Protection (Protects Home and Redoubt)

1-6x EMP Shield DC Protection (Protects PV Array and DC Electronics within the Redoubt)

10 Year Warranty back by a $25,000 Insurance Policy

 

Free Shipping

Eligible for 30% Tax Rebate (See FAQ above to learn more)

 

Click the Link to view our Grid Down Redoubt systems: View Grid Down Redoubt Systems >

What Does the EMP Shield Protect Against?

EMP Shield Protects Against:

Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP)

All Phases (E1, E2, & E3)

Lightning

100% Lightning Guarantee Backed By a $25,000 Insurance Policy

Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) / Solar Flare

Up to 228,000 Amps

When you buy a Grid Down Redoubt System, you are getting this protection for your entire home as well as your Redoubt system. 

 

How has EMP Shield Been Tested?

EMP Shield is designed to exceed the US Military requirements for protection against a high-altitude nuclear detonation that results in an electromagnetic pulse.

Grid Down EMP Shield Keystone Compliance

EMP Shield products have been tested at Keystone Compliance, a DOD Certified Testing Laboratory, to verify compliance with the following Military Standards:

MIL-STD-461-RS105 Transient electromagnetic pulse of up to 50 kV/m, double exponential wave with a rise time in the nanosecond range, that is applied to the equipment under test (EUT) at least 5 times. We tested at 50 kV/m and also 90 kV/m (80% above required testing voltage).

MIL-STD-188-125-1 High Altitude EMP

MIL-STD-461G Control of Electromagnetic Interference

MIL-STD-461-CS-115 The purpose of CS115 is to test an electronic or electrical system to withstand signals coupled onto the test unit’s associated cabling. The test unit will be subjected to rise and fall times, pulse width, and amplitude as specified on Figure CS115-1 at a 30 Hz rate for one minute;

MIL-STD-461-CS116 applies to 10 kHz to 100 MHz for all interconnecting cables, including power cables, and individual high side power leads;

MIL-STD-461 CS117 apples to all safety-critical equipment interconnecting cables and non-safety critical equipment with interconnecting cables/electrical interfaces that are part of or connected to equipment performing safety critical functions. The goal is to test the unit’s ability to withstand lightning transients coupled onto the test unit’s associated cables and power leads;

MIL-STD-464C Electromagnetic Environmental Effects Requirements for Systems.

EMP Shield test results show that the devices begin shunting the over-voltage condition in less than 1 nanosecond, and EMP Shield units are designed to shunt over 100,000 Amps per phase.

 

EMP Shield has also been tested at Intertek and conforms to UL1449. EMP Shield Wildcard: 5017129

Does Grid Down Have Financing Options?

Yes. Grid Down currently offers financing through PayPal Credit at checkout. Customers will need to apply. If approved, customers can receive interest free credit for 6-12 months.