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No Need to Care Blackout with Solar System? No!

Do you believe that, as long as the solar panels are in place, you won't be affected during blackout? But it's not, in reality.

The type of installed solar system determines this. In a power outage, the majority of solar panels won't function. This is not a result of their failing, but rather due to how various solar systems operate.

The majority of solar systems are grid-tied, which means they are concurrently linked to the regular electrical grid. In this way, consumers may continue to get electricity from their power provider even when it is consistently raining and the solar system is not producing enough electricity. On the other hand, they may also market their surplus solar energy to electric utilities.

A solar inverter links this solar power system to the grid. The quantity of energy your home generates and consumes is measured and tracked by this electrical meter. The majority of solar inverters will be grid-connected. Therefore, the solar system likewise ceases supplying electricity if the grid goes down during a power outage.

In order to prevent electrocution, maintenance personnel must make sure that no electricity is being provided from the solar system when inspecting for defective cables.

So, how can you ensure that your solar panels will function even if there is a power outage?

As was previously noted, the solar system must cut off electricity in order to make sure that no power is transmitted to the power provider during the blackout. Therefore, the issue may be resolved by simply cutting off the solar system from the utility grid.

Off-grid systems and solar battery systems are two options we have for doing it.

Off-grid system

A solar inverter is not necessary to connect this system to the grid. But since they cannot take advantage of some subsidy schemes for grid-connected solar systems, such net metering, which involves selling solar energy back to the utility to offset use expenses, off-grid systems are often more expensive.

It also have a huge drawback: If your solar panels malfunction or struggle to produce enough energy and the power provider isn't available, you'll have no power.

Solar Battery System

The power you produce during the day may be stored in batteries and used later. As long as there is enough sunshine during the day, solar battery can store electricity, so even a power outage from the utility grid won't significantly affect life.

In the case of a power outage, battery systems accomplish this by cutting your home off from the grid. This is also possible with certain standalone inverters without a battery.

Solar cell systems are often more expensive than grid-tied solar systems, and they are also ineligible for subsidy schemes for such systems. However, there is a failsafe that keeps the power on when you need it.

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