Utilizing solar energy is a clean, eco-friendly way to power your residence or commercial business…but solar energy isn’t foolproof. Without a grid-independent energy storage system, even homes with solar power will go dark during blackouts. For added security and reliability during power outages, consider adding battery backup to your grid-tied residential solar energy system.
Does Solar Power Work in a Blackout?
Unfortunately, homes with grid-tied solar energy systems will not retain power during a blackout. If the grid goes down, due to safety mechanisms of the grid, your home’s energy supply system will also cease to function. However, adding a battery backup allows your home to continue operating most essential operations during a blackout, with few of the negatives associated with propane-fueled generators.
Why Choose Solar Powered Battery Over a Generator?
If you have a gas-fueled generator, when the power goes out, you’ll need to bring it out of storage, manually start it up and withstand the fumes and noise that your generator pours out during operation. Plus, it needs to be refueled every few hours or more, depending upon its size.
With a solar-powered battery backup, when the grid fails, your system can be disconnected from the grid and connected to your battery system with a flip of a switch. Solar batteries do not emit fumes, are very quiet and do not require fuel. They run on the sunlight you’ve been collecting already.
Solar Dad and Sons Installs sonnenBatterie Systems
Take your solar energy system to the next level with battery storage! Solar Dad and Sons recommends sonnenBatterie, a smart energy management system for homes.
sonnen is an innovative leader in clean energy storage and was recognized as a 2016 Grid Edge Award winner their disruptive impact on the home energy storage market. Their battery systems provide a comprehensive solution for homes and small businesses and are an ideal complement to solar energy.
sonnenBatterie systems provide:
- Back-up power in case of emergency or grid outage
- Utilization of solar power at night
- Smartphone app with real-time data and energy monitoring
- 10-year warranty
- Up to 16 kWh usable capacity
Solar Dad and Sons can install a state-of-the-art sonnenBatterie smart energy system in your home, whether you are brand new to solar or have an existing system already in place. We will help from start to finish, including information on how to leverage tax credits to offset the costs, 24/7 emergency support and a ten-year warranty on all parts and labor.
Contact us today for more information—and say good-bye to blackouts!