Not every solar energy system can be used to protect against power outages. However, there are several options available to most homeowners that can!
Grid-Tied With A Battery Backup
A grid-tied solar energy system is one that is connected to your local utility grid. It’s the most common solar energy system available, especially for homeowners.
It’s a cost-effective renewable energy solution that also gives you the backup of a local power grid if you need to access it.
A battery backup grid-tied option means that you’ll also have the added convenience of backup battery power during an outage.
This type of system provides regular energy to power your home while also storing energy to use in the event of an outage.
Off-Grid Solar Power Systems
If you want to make the move to solar energy but don’t want to connect to your local power grid, an off-grid system is an option.
This isn’t a system that is common for commercial and agricultural businesses, but it can be ideal for homeowners.
This type of system works by having your solar panels charge an in-house battery bank.
The key to successfully making this type of energy system work is to make sure the battery bank installed is the correct size for your needs.
Keep in mind that off-grid solar systems are custom-designed to fit the electrical needs of your home.
Because they aren’t tied to a utility company, they do take more effort in the planning and design phase.
Off-grid solar systems are the most expensive option because the battery system needs to be larger in order to sustain power for a longer period of time than a grid-tied system.
Solar panels alone won’t work during a power outage when they are tied to the local power grid.
However, having an off-grid solar system or a grid-tied system with a battery backup can provide you with power during an outage.
Extreme weather and unreliable power grids are becoming more common.
Having a solar energy system with a battery backup installed in your home is a great way to protect yourself from long-term power outages.
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This blog post was originally published in 2020 and has been updated to include the most recent, relevant information and tips.