Will Solar Panels Work During a Power Outage?

solar power during blackouts

Will Solar Panels Work During a Power Outage?

Did you know that when the power goes out, your solar panels get shut down, too? If your solar is tied to the grid, when the grid goes down, so does your solar. On their own, solar panels are not enough—if you want solar power during blackouts, you’ll need a backup battery for your array. Energy Saving Pros will get you set up with the best backup battery for your home or business so you’ll always have power when you need it.

Solar Power During Blackouts

Scheduled utility blackouts leave millions of Californians without power. Unexpected outages from wildfires, high winds, and storms that knock out the grid are becoming more and more common. Many home and business owners are turning to solar for backup power, however, few of them realize that grid-tied solar panels will get turned off when grid power goes out.

When the Grid Goes Down

During power outages, you need a self-sustaining battery storage system that will operate independently of the grid. First, you’ll need a battery-powered inverter to restart your solar panels after the grid turns them off. You’ll also need one or more storage cells to save the electricity your panels generate for future use. Our energy advisors will help you determine the appropriate sized storage system for your needs.

Solar Plus Storage = Energy Preparedness

Storing solar energy means that you’ll always have power when you need it. Backup batteries do a lot more than keep your refrigerator running. They power life-saving medical equipment, pump well water, and keep air-conditioning systems operational during heat waves. When you invest in solar power with backup battery storage, you’ll always have electricity during blackouts. 

Rebates for Solar Energy Installations

The California Public Utilities Commission offers rebates for solar battery storage installations. You can offset the upfront cost of solar dramatically with the California SGIP rebates plus financing options from Energy Saving Pros. We offer energy saving solutions for every budget. Our experts will work with you to find the right backup battery system to supply the power that your home or business needs.

Contact Us

Are you ready for the next power outage? 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 area. 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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