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Solar Energy Solutions for Rolling Blackouts in California

Sep 10, 2020

Blackouts are becoming a chronic problem in California, and many homeowners turn to solar power as a solution. However, if your PV system is tied to the grid, you’ll still lose power when the grid goes down. If you want to use solar power when the blackouts roll in, you will also need to invest in a backup battery. Energy Saving Pros can help you find the right storage solution for your solar array. 

Blackouts and Solar Power

Scheduled utility blackouts and outages from wildfires, high winds, and storms leave millions of Californians without power. Record-breaking heat waves led the state grid operator to declare emergency blackouts when energy usage peaks. Power outages can be life-threatening, especially during heat waves. 

In an effort to establish grid reliability, state lawmakers are considering legislation that requires utilities to upgrade aging equipment. Meanwhile, the California governor passed measures that permit homeowners to purchase their energy from other sources. California has also extended its rebate program for energy storage systems.

Backup batteries do a lot more than keep your refrigerator running. They power life-saving medical equipment, keep air-conditions systems operational, and provide electricity when you need it most. If you’re one of the many California homeowners seeking solar solutions, Energy Saving Pros can help.

Are you ready for the next power outage?

You can offset the upfront cost of solar dramatically with the California SGIP rebates and financing options from Energy Saving Pros. When you invest in solar power with backup battery storage, you’ll always have electricity during blackouts. Our experts will work with you to find the right backup power solution for your needs and your budget. 

Contact Us

Backup batteries can help you power through blackouts, and solar power solutions are easy to find when you go with Energy Saving Pros. We service all of Northern California, from Greater Sacramento to the San Francisco Bay. Don’t get left in the dark when the power goes out—request a free quote from our Energy Advisors today!

 

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