As severe weather becomes the norm in California, power outages are becoming increasingly common. Creating an electricity back up plan for PSPS events and unexpected blackouts will help your family stay safe, calm, and comfortable the next time the power goes out.
A solar panel and battery system is one of the best options if you’re looking for a dependable backup power supply for your home. They provide reliable and affordable emergency backup power without burning fossil fuels.
Keep reading to find out why solar batteries provide the best emergency power backup for your home in California.
Solar Panel & Battery Systems Stay on During a Power Outage
Unless you install an off-grid system, your solar panels will automatically shut down anytime there is a grid outage. This protects utility workers and your equipment from unexpected power surges.
If you have a solar battery backup system, however, your solar panels won’t shut down when the grid is out. Instead, they’ll temporarily disconnect from the grid and operate in “island mode” until it’s back up and running. This allows you to continue generating, using, and storing solar power for the duration of the outage.
Reliable Battery Backup for Home Appliances & Essentials
Solar energy storage systems provide reliable emergency battery backup power for the essentials you need to stay safe and comfortable during a power outage. With backup batteries for your solar panels, you’ll be able to power key appliances and electronics like:
- Medical equipment
- Phone and laptop chargers
- Electric stoves and microwaves
With one fully charged solar battery, you’ll have enough power to keep essentials running for a few hours at a time. You can monitor your battery using an app on your smartphone and divert power to the appliances or outlets that need it most, maximizing your stored energy.
No Refueling Necessary
Gas generators are another popular option for emergency backup power. But generators have one major drawback—you need to refuel them regularly. If you aren’t prepared with a stockpile of fuel before a power outage hits, or if you run out of gas before it ends, you will be without power.
Solar batteries, on the other hand, use sunlight as fuel. They can recharge anytime the sun is shining so you don’t have to worry about running out of gas.
Battery Benefits Go Beyond Emergency Backup Power
Solar batteries provide reliable backup power during an outage, but that isn’t their only use. Solar panel and battery backup systems have additional benefits that can help you save money on your electric bills and use less fossil fuel.
- Use more of the solar power you generate
- Avoid time-of-use rates
- Rely less on the electric grid
- Reduce your carbon footprint
The North Coast’s Solar Battery Specialist: Six Rivers Solar
Six Rivers Solar specializes in solar battery design and installation for California homes, cannabis farms, and commercial businesses. We can help you get the backup power you need to keep essentials running during a power outage. Whether you’re looking for partial or whole-home backup, our team can help you find a solution that works for you. We’ve been the North Coast’s leader in renewable energy since 1980 and continue to provide the best clean energy solutions for our customers.