Power outages are not only inconvenient but are also becoming more frequent. Whether caused by a natural disaster or inclement weather, a power outage can bring your life to a grinding halt. An outage can last a few minutes, a few hours, or even a few days. Luckily, a little planning and preparation can go a long way towards mitigating the impact of a power outage.

If your area experiences frequent power outages, consider investing in a solar system with backup battery. A typical battery backup system stores energy produced by solar panels for later use. Modern backup batteries are much more energy efficient and more affordable than their predecessors.

However, there is a limit to the amount of energy that a solar battery can store. If your budget allows, consider investing in a generator and a solar battery. Once your solar battery exhausts its charge, your generator will power your household equipment while you recharge your battery. You can opt for a natural gas, diesel or propane powered generator.

Here are some things to consider when buying a solar battery:

  • Depth of discharge
  • Round-trip efficiency
  • Battery capacity and power
  • Battery life and warranty

Things to consider when buying a generator:

  • Fuel type
  • Generator noise level
  • Fuel tank capacity
  • Size
  • Power output

Summit Technology Group is a top-rated solar company near you. We will help you choose the best solar system for your home needs and install it. We will go the extra mile to keep disruptions to a minimum so you can go about your routine. To learn more, call 707-542-4773.