What happens during a blackout if I don’t have battery backup with my solar system?
Oct 05, 2020
by EmPower Solar
When the power goes out in your home, the solar panels will stop working and automatically disconnect from the grid to maintain the safety of the utility workers attempting to restore power. Once the power is restored, your system will continue production after a few minutes.
If it is important for you to maintain power during a blackout, we recommend adding battery storage to your system. With battery storage, your system will disconnect from the grid during an outage and switch over to using the energy in your batteries, allowing your panels to continue production and keep your home powered.