If you’re still in the process of deciding whether you should get solar panels installed, one of the questions that may have crossed your mind is whether your house will be affected by power outages when you rely on solar power. This is definitely a valid question and the short answer to it is that it depends on the what kind of solar system you have on your property.
Solar panels generate electricity through solar power. Since the sun shines freely on most days, there’s enough energy that goes through these panels to ensure there’ll be enough energy to power up your household. Some properties rely on solar power for some of their electrical appliances while others use solar power for 100% of their energy needs.
Truth be told, there are plenty of solar contractors out there who wanted to make a sale so bad that they fail to inform their clients exactly how the solar panel system works. In some instances, these clients are even led to believe that with solar panels, they will never run out of power. For as long as the sun shines, there will be power. However, that’s not the way it goes.
Solar panels and its installation is already pricey as it is. But of course, with helpful payment schemes and incentives, this won’t be too heavy on one’s budget. But then again, if you want your solar power system to be independent from the electrical grid that powers your community, which is the very same grid that can be affected by power outages, you need to have a solar battery backup.
The battery backup system is another cost that adds to your installation bill, but it is certainly worth it. When there’s a power outage, the solar panels would still continue absorbing sunlight and energy; however, it doesn’t have a way to store this energy when you don’t have the backup system. This only means that you are still connected to that main grid, and should there be any power interruptions, your connection will be affected as well.
If power outages are quite common in your community, then it is highly recommended for you to get a battery backup system. However, if you’re on a tight budget and you don’t mind having sudden power interruptions a few times a year or less, then you can settle with what you have for now. If you think you need a backup system, then it’s best to call a fair, honest and reliable contractor to help you out.
At TEO Solar, we offer residential and commercial solar panel installation services and more. We take pride in our team of highly qualified and skilled individuals who are experts in all things solar. If you need solar battery backup along with your solar panel installation, we are happy to offer you the best deals according to your budget. We service areas around Daytona Beach, Palm Coast, Bunnell, Deland and surrounding cities. Call just at 386-437-2671 for more information and a free estimate.
Bill has been a solar professional for more than 30 years, and has extensive experience in all things solar. During this time, he has seen solar grow, evolve, and improve. His passion is solar.