Solar Battery Storage for Storm Power Outages
Hurricane season is as unpredictable as it is devastating. Having a solar battery storage system can help during power outages caused by a hurricane. During the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season, there were 18 total storms reported, racking up over $10 billion in damages altogether.
In Florida, you can never start too early preparing for whatever storm that may be headed our way, and this is especially true if you have a solar power energy system in place at your home.
If I already have a Solar Power Energy System, what can I do?
If you haven’t already, it’s time to invest in a solar battery storage system to keep the lights on when everyone else’s are out. Solar battery storage systems allow you to store excess energy created from your solar panels so that you can use it in the future or go completely off the grid, should you so choose.
During power outages, solar battery storage systems allow you to become completely energy independent. This independence can mean the difference between living life as normal or having to wait weeks for your power to come back on.
What is a solar battery storage system?
A solar battery storage system features deep cycle batteries that can be charged and discharged multiple times. The system itself resembles a small refrigerator in appearance and is usually placed in an out-of-the-way location, such as a garage or basement.
The solar battery storage system connects directly to your solar panels. When the power your panels create isn’t needed right away, it’s stored within the solar battery storage system.
Does solar power work during a hurricane?
One of the greatest advantages of having a solar power energy system in place is that it creates electricity from both direct and indirect sunlight. This means that you’re still able to generate power even during a storm. Nonetheless, a solar battery storage system will ensure that you have power when and where you need it most.
Can my solar panels survive a hurricane?
Yes! Solar panels are long-lasting by design. Most modern-day solar panels are certified to withstand winds of up to 140 MPH. In most cases, the installation of the panels themselves is of greater concern, but the installation technicians at Energy Monster will make strategic recommendations during the installation process to ensure that your panels are properly secured.
Additionally, solar panels are waterproof, meaning that water won’t be a worry when it comes to making sure your power stays on when you need it most.
What else do I need to know about Solar Battery Storage?
Solar battery storage systems aren’t just useful in times of disaster. In day-to-day life, you may find that your solar power energy system creates more energy than your household is able to use. With a solar battery storage system in place, you can use the excess energy your panels have already created instead of having to draw upon the grid.
When it comes to modern-day hurricane prepping, making sure that you have a sustainable solution to powering your home should be at the top of your list. A solar battery storage system is an investment in your household’s peace of mind. Let’s get started today and help you achieve energy independence – even during a hurricane!