How can I prepare for rolling blackouts in my area?
Solar power is one of the ways that federal and local governments are looking to improve the ability of the power grid to handle spikes in demand.
Also, solar-powered homes reduce the demand for power on the grid and can provide excess power to the grid.
Will I still have an electric bill?
Yes, you will still have an electric bill. Your house will still be connected to the electric grid and you will receive a monthly bill from your electric company.
With a Sunrun system, you can expect to see a much lower bill from your local electric company. Also, excess electricity that you send into the grid may earn you credits towards your bill.
Do solar panels work in a blackout?
Solar panels alone won't work during a power outage—but when paired with solar battery storage, they can. See how solar battery storage keeps your solar systems working during an outage with reliable, renewable solar power, and why we need clean energy now more than ever
While solar panels alone do not work during a power outage, when paid with a solar battery storage system would keep your solar panels working during an outage. Sunrun's Brightbox battery storage system will divert excess solar energy your panels create to your battery and backup panel, allowing you to power essential appliances and the most important rooms in your home.
Learn more about Sunrun's Brightbox battery storage system at our kiosk at The Home Depot in San Diego, or call us at 833-394-3388.