Recent and more frequent fierce weather in Australia would be making some Aussie households think more about acquiring a home energy storage system.
ABC News reported more than 230,000 homes were without power on Monday after at least 2,000 transmission wires were blown down in high winds; another nasty effect associated with ex-tropical cyclone Oswald. These ‘once-in-X-years’ severe weather events seem to be occurring more frequently.
Whether it’s torrential rain, howling winds, lightning strikes, baking temperatures or even just human error; electricity infrastructure can be severely affected for extended periods.
For those with grid connect solar power systems; while saving a bundle on power bills under normal conditions, when a blackout occurs solar households are often in the same boat as their non-solar neighbours - powerless.
Safety mechanisms built into grid connect solar power systems shut down energy supplied by a solar panel array to prevent electrocution risks to electricity company workers attempting to restore services in an area.
However, there are ways solar households can keep the lights on during a blackout event. Some choose to incorporate a small deep cycle battery based off grid solar power system for emergency supply; but the Next Big Thing is the fully integrated home energy storage system.
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