Most consumers automatically assume that they will have electrical power, even if the electrical grid fails. Do you Lose Power with Solar Panels Installed? The quick answer is that it really depends on your installation and whether you have battery back up or not.
Many consumers are interested in saving money by having solar power system. Their system will generate electricity during the day and feed it back into the grid. This will not only save them money but it will also generate income for them whenever they generate enough to feed into the grid.
When the power grid fails, the solar power system also shuts off. This is necessary to protect repairmen and avoid electrocution. As a result the homeowner is also without power in this situation!
Do you Lose Power with Solar Panels Installed
Most consumers do not install batteries with their solar power system. There is an approximate 30% additional cost to install battery backup. Anyone who really needs backup power for medical or business needs will take this option.
When the power grid fails, the solar power system will disconnect from the grid and continue generating power to feed the batteries. They in turn feed the homes electrical requirements. Something to consider when you make decision to purchase a solar power system.