Will my solar work if the power goes out?
If you don’t have batteries with your system, then “No”. If you have a solar PV system without batteries, your solar PV system generates energy, stores it on the grid, and you buy it back when you need to use it at a discounted rate. Because these systems are connected to the grid, your system is required to shut down when the power goes out.
With solar battery storage, your system can work independently from the grid. That means, if a line goes down and the power goes out, you are free & clear from the chaos and will still have electricity.When you have battery storage, you are your own electric company! You don’t have to buy back your power at a discounted rate because you make and store your own electricity, which allows you to save A LOT more money!