A solar system can protect your home from grid instability and the problems that result from it. A solar installation with battery backup allows you to be completely off the grid. That way, you can still draw power from your backup battery and power critical devices in your home.
The battery has your back
Backing up your solar system with battery backup is one of the best ways to protect your home. Battery storage solutions, such as those offered by FranklinWH, offer increased safety, reliability, and energy independence to any interested homeowner, and naturally complement the solar system that protects your home. With battery backup, you'll be able to survive a power outage with your own power generation! By storing excess energy during the day and then consuming it during peak usage times to avoid surge pricing, you'll save big in the process. Battery storage solutions are easy to install and durable, so you can enjoy using batteries in any new solar system. When it comes to solar safety, batteries are your backup.
The cost of power outages
For many people, brief or moderate power outages are an inconvenience. Without power, you might not be able to watch your favorite shows, access the internet, or charge your phone. It's easy to get annoyed when there's a power outage due to maintenance or some other minor issue, but that outage doesn't seem like a big deal at first. However, there are a variety of reasons why a power outage, whether brief or prolonged, can represent a real problem.
In the summer, when the heat rises to the point where we all run for shelter and air conditioning, the grid strains with increased demand. As we discussed earlier, this not only causes prices to skyrocket but can also tax the system to such an extent that rolling blackouts and even blackouts become inevitable.
These can be very damaging for a number of reasons. With more Californians than ever working from home, spotty power can greatly impact employees' ability to keep up with projects. This can mean missed meetings, lost opportunities, and hours of extra work to catch up with outages. While this may not be directly life-threatening, it certainly has a significant impact on those who cannot afford to miss work.
In addition to access to information and employment, power outages can be dangerous for those who depend on electricity for critical purposes. For anyone using electricity to access well water, access to electricity equals access to water. The longer the power outage, the more dire the water loss, especially during the summer months when power outages are more common.
Rising temperatures and restricted water supplies are a dangerous combination that makes minor power outages a reality. In addition, there are many Californians who rely on powered medical devices to live safely in their daily lives. These machines require electricity to run, and not being able to use them is more than just an inconvenience.