Solar systems stand up to Long Island storm
Mar 19, 2010
by EmPower Solar
Last Saturday, March 14, Long Island was slammed by a massive coastal storm that recorded wind speeds over 70 mph. More than 260,000 LIPA customers lost power for various amounts of time. Naturally, we wanted to make sure all of our solar installations were doing fine after the bad weather. We monitored all of our clients’ systems remotely and could tell that everything was in order. To be sure, we sent out an email asking that clients do a visual inspection of their systems. In the end, all of our installations withstood the storm. One of our clients in Belle Harbor sent us the picture above ” you can see that the shingles are coming off the roof but the solar system is still in place! Read what some of our clients told us about how their systems fared:
Raises for the guys that put on my system. We and our neighbors were super impressed that nothing flew off. ” Neil and Jen F., Long Beach
All is fine, generating kWhs Sunday, pleasantly surprised no uplifting of the panels, with such high winds. Kudos, great installation and great product! ” Peggy P., Massapequa
We’re glad to hear our clients are happy and that our systems can handle extreme storms!