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 Houston, or call us at 833-394-3388.
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.
Is my roof suitable for solar panels?
Standard roof types, such as a roof made of asphalt shingles, or a metal roof, will also handle solar panels, too.
Our solar technicians are true professionals, and we come out to assess your roof before we move forward. Sunrun’s first priority is to make sure that your roof is in good shape and that it can handle a solar installation.
Stop by our kiosk at The Home Depot in Houston or call us at 833-394-3388 and we can help determine if your roof will work with solar panels.