Vision Solar : Do My Solar Panels Work if the Power Goes Out

Do My Solar Panels Work If My Power Goes Out?

Solar panels are a form of technology that always are amazing our customers. For our customers, it can be hard to understand all the technology that goes into powering their panels. This is where we come in. As your solar panel installation company, we are here to answer any and all questions or concerns you may have concerning your panels. In difficult times, it is important to have people you can trust and rely on. One of the hardest technological questions we receive is whether or not your panels will continue to power your home if the power goes out in your home. By understanding how you panels work is the best way for us to answer this.

Grid Tied Solar System:

Your solar panels that are installed for your home are in fact a grid-tied system. What this means is that your old electric company still plays an important role in your solar panel system. You are completely released from their high priced electricity, but still tied to their grid. The grid is where your solar energy is being sent to in order to power your home. The grid is also the place where you can earn credits for all of the excess energy that is generated and not used.

When the Power Goes Out:

If the power does happen to go out, your solar panels will not continue to power your home. The reasoning behind this is because your panels are grid-tied. Without the help f the grid, it is not possible for your panels to power your home directly. However, this does not necessarily mean that you are completely out of luck. You could have a battery-backed solar system installed to fix this issue.

Battery-Backed Solar System:

For those of you who rely on your electricity, a battery-backed solar system may be a good choice for your needs. Battery-backed solar systems allow you to continue to have power even if the grid is down. The battery will use your stored energy to power your home rather than waiting for the grid to come back. At Vision Solar we know power outages can be both scary an frustrating. However, it is important to remember that because this technology is fairly new, it can be very expensive. Depending on the size of your solar panel system you would need a battery large enough to power your entire system.


If you are interested in starting your solar panel installation journey Contact Us. At Vision Solar we will take into consideration all of your needs to install the perfect system for your home.

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