Jayden and Zack getting ready to lift a solar panel up to fit in the array.

What happens to my solar power if the power goes out?

Solar power is a great way to get electricity from the sun. But what happens when there’s a power outage? Well, there are two options you can have with solar: battery backups or relying solely on solar panels.

You don’t have to worry about losing power during an outage if you have a battery backup system. This particular system is designed to automatically switch your home or business to battery power when the grid goes down. It happens instantly, so you won’t even notice a change. The battery system can also store extra energy from the sun during the day, so you can use it at night or when there’s no sunlight during the winter, for example.

But if you don’t have a battery backup and the power goes out, your solar panels won’t work either. That’s because, without a battery, there’s no way to store the extra energy from the panels. So, you wouldn’t have electricity until the power comes back on.

The cool thing about battery backups is that they give you power even when there’s no electricity from the grid. You can keep using your lights, appliances, and other devices as if nothing happened. But it’s important to know that battery backups can cost more money. You have to buy the batteries and other equipment, which adds to the overall cost of your solar system. If you want to have power all the time and be fully independent from the grid, it could be worth it.

In conclusion, there are two things that can happen if your power goes out. If you have a battery backup system, your solar power will keep running during a power outage. Without batteries, your solar panels won’t work when there’s no electricity. It’s important to consider your needs and budget when deciding which option is best for you. Solar power is awesome, but having a battery backup will give you peace of mind during blackouts.

Have more questions about solar? Be sure to check out our solar FAQ by clicking here.

To learn about what solar means to Wescom, check out our YouTube video here: https://youtu.be/kAVjC9zfiBE

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