Have you ever wondered if solar would keep the lights on during a power outage? Most residential solar PV systems are grid-tied and any time the grid goes down, your solar panels will go down with it.
But that doesn’t mean you have to deal with a power outage. You can get backup power for your home with a solar battery storage system or a generator.
Combining Solar Panels With a Backup Generator
By combining a home standby generator with a grid-tied solar PV system, you can reap the benefits of your energy-saving solar PV system without having to suffer through another power outage.
Generators for Off-Grid Living
When you think off-grid, you think solar. Solar is indeed the cheapest and most reliable way to produce energy—as long as the sun shines, you’ll have power. But, what happens when the sun doesn’t shine much, like during mid-winter or a cloudy week? Lots of solar panels and a big battery will only go so far. To cover temporary shortfalls, a generator fits the bill.