Solar panels generate free, clean electricity. If your solar panel system is grid-tied (most solar panel systems installed in the US are), it won’t work in a power outage unless paired with reliable solar battery storage. This is because all grid-tied systems must observe the rules of utility. That means if the electric grid is down, you will get no electricity unless you have a battery-backed solar system.
What happenes when the lights go out?
Solar systems generate electricity once the sunlight hits the panels. This electricity then passes through an inverter, where it is converted to alternating current (AC) for domestic use. If you have more power than you need, the excess is added into your power grid.
When severe weather happens and the lights go out utility experts are usually busy trying to restore power under the assumption that the lines are dead. To ensure these experts are not hurt, all Solar Only Systems are designed to shut down once there is a power outage.
Power outages are on the rise in the US
Power outages in the US are common and can happen anytime. Extreme weather conditions and overload to the grid system are the common reasons why you may go for days without electricity. The US leads all developed and industrialized countries in power outages and blackouts. Thankfully, reliable solar batteries like can keep your solar panel system working during blackouts.
Power through blackouts with the
Tesla Powerwall or Enphase Encharge Solar battery
The solar battery gives you complete energy freedom. You don’t need to worry about power outages anymore when you have one installed in your home as you have enough electricity stored to keep your solar system working. It will take care of any extra electricity you don’t need at any given moment.
Both Tesla Powerwall and Enphase Encharge ensures you back up as much as you want. You will never run out of electricity with these batteries. They simply put power back in your hand when you need it. Besides, they are a one-off investment. Trim your utility bill today by having them installed at your home.