HOW CAN SOLAR POWER HELP ME PREPARE FOR DISASTERS OR OUTAGES

It’s easy to dismiss a disaster plan to prepare for the worst-case scenarios that are unlikely to happen, but if we learn something from a pandemic and the more and more frequent natural disasters these days, we I don’t know when and how quickly we can live our lives. 

The backup power option is very useful because the network is exposed to a number of vulnerabilities, including car accidents, thunderstorms, winds, wind-throws, and even nasty squirrels that can cause havoc on power lines. 

 Traditional energy suppliers power their homes primarily through coal and natural gas power plants. These power plants are very different from solar systems in the event of a disaster and will be turned off immediately in the event of a crisis. This means that homes that rely solely on  utilities can lose power altogether. 

 In addition, if the power grid or  power plant is damaged during a disaster, it may take several days to shut down to accommodate the cleanup and rebuild process.

Saving backup energy from the grid or excess energy generated by your home’s solar  system can help you prepare  for a complete power outage. You can keep the lights on, store food  to prevent spoilage, run important medical equipment, and  use your laptop for work. 

For many, the appeal of solar energy is its sustainability. It significantly reduces carbon dioxide emissions and gives a new sense of energy independence. However, solar and backup power sources also remain safe and provide power to deal with unforeseen circumstances.

WHY CHOOSE SOLAR BATTERIES?

Batteries are ideal for providing hours of instantaneous power  to perform functions that require a small amount of power, such as lights and refrigerators. It is also possible to charge the electric car overnight. 

 If your utility company has a time plan to increase the stored energy in your battery, you can balance your peak energy consumption. This allows you to store more energy when the sun goes down,  especially during a power outage.

The battery has a higher upfront cost than a generator, but it runs entirely on renewable energy and requires little maintenance or repair, saving you money in the long run. 

Based on the 2018 GTM report, energy storage costs are projected to decline by 8% each year until 2022, and battery costs may decline as more people adopt self-contained energy technologies in their homes.