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Off-grid Solar Energy: the Light of Outage Darkness

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In recent years, extreme weather gradually emerge on every part of the world with the global warming and other severe environmental problems. These are just a few examples of the increasing risk of power outages people across the country face we experience more extreme weather, including windstorms, hurricanes, and winter storms. Losing power isn’t just an inconvenience. It can be dangerous and costly. However, knowing you have electricity, you can at least ride out the outages with off-grid energy. Let’s check out some benefits of having off-grid capabilities when the power goes out.

1: Off-grid solar energy keeps the power on

For many people, the idea of solar energy equals energy independence and freedom from paying the utility company. However, most homeowners who go solar opt for a grid-tied system. It makes sense. These systems cost less because they don’t require battery storage.     

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2: Off-grid solar lets you stay warm

People who live in south area don’t generally expect frigid temperatures in winter. Add to that a power outage that lasted for days, and you have a recipe for disaster. Off-grid energy allows you to keep warm in cold temperatures. If you have electric heat, your solar panels can power your system. If not, you can use solar to power space heaters or a heat pump.

3: Off-grid solar energy saves your food from spoiling

When the power kicks out, the refrigerator kicks off. If the outage doesn’t last for too long, your food may be safe. Anything longer than four hours is dicey for perishables. Meanwhile, goods in the freezer can last up to 48 hours if it’s full but only 24 hours if it’s half full.With an off-grid energy system, you can open those doors and grab a snack or gather the fixings for dinner without fear of spoiling the rest of the contents. Even if you have a modest battery bank, you can power your refrigerator, saving yourself a lot of money in wasted food.

4: Off-grid energy lets you stay connected

If you know a storm is on the way, you can charge your cell phone and laptop. But there’s no guarantee that your device batteries will last as long as the power outage. You also don’t necessarily know when the power will fail. It isn’t always a storm that causes an outage. Sometimes it’s a car hitting an electric pole. Given the increasing frequency of extreme heat waves, rolling blackouts are also possible when the grid struggles to keep up with AC and other power usages.                 

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An off-grid energy system lets you stay connected. You can maintain a charge on your phone, keeping in touch with friends and family. You can also keep your laptop running should you need or want to use it. Best yet, you can also help your neighbors by charging their essential devices and keeping them connected to their loved ones.

Here at SOLARPARTS, we help people achieve energy independence. We have everything you need to install an off-grid or grid-tied solar system. Whether you’re ready to shop for your off-grid energy system or you have more questions about solar, we’re happy to assist! Feel free to reach out!

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