Will I Have Power if the Grid Goes Down?
When installing an energy storage system, unless specifically wired for off-grid capabilities, your system is still grid tied. This means that although you now have an energy storage system that can store your excess energy, you are still able to draw needed electricity from the grid. For many home owners this is important, as their battery is not capable of providing enough to sustain their house-hold over several days of bad weather, or for their high power usage habits. As such, being grid tied allows these users the freedom of still accessing additional energy when needed, but does mean their system will also go down when the grid does.
What About Backup Power?
Backup power is an alternative solution to going completely off-grid. It allows home owners to continue to have power to essential loads such as the lights, fridge, or wifi, even when the grid goes down, but stay grid-tied. This is a great option for many home owners who may want to stay grid connected for times of high-usage, but want to ensure their lights work in chance of the grid going down. To find out more about our solutions, contact us today and organise a free consultation with a sales representative.