Did you know that blackouts cost Americans $180 billion each year? Although short power outages are often just a minor inconvenience, others last many hours or even days. Power interruptions can cause basements to flood, pipes to freeze, food to spoil, and can even have severe health and safety consequences.
Understandably, many homeowners want to take proactive measures to safeguard their homes and families against blackouts. But what is the best way to do this? Unfortunately, traditional solar systems aren’t equipped to provide backup power when the grid is down. Additional technology is needed to enable these solar systems to provide power during these crucial times. That is what makes Enphase Storage a game-changer.
Enphase Storage enables solar system owners to use their own solar power, regardless of what is going on with the grid.
How does it actually work? During a daytime power outage, the Enphase Storage system automatically allows the home to operate independently and utilize energy from the solar panels. At night, the home can draw solar electricity from the battery. This means that the solar system becomes its own grid during outages and the home still has power, day or night. When the power is back on, the home seamlessly reconnects to the grid.
Enphase Storage is an excellent way to safeguard your home against costly damage and significant disruption from power outages. Hurricane Maria left a million people without power for months in Puerto Rico in 2017, in the largest blackout in US history. In California, the power has been turned off for hundreds of thousands of people in planned blackouts to prevent forest fires. Unfortunately, the frequency and intensity of wildfires, hurricanes, and intense storms have resulted in a 30% increase in blackouts in the last decade alone.
Do you want to protect your home against costly blackouts? Get started by ordering your Enphase Storage system today.