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Category: Solar System

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Question: What does your solar PV system do when your home loses grid power?

A: Your solar panels work like normal, delivering electricity to your home

B: Your solar panels automatically shut down and your home loses all electricity.

If you answered B, you are correct.

When your home loses grid power, your solar system automatically shuts off and your house goes dark (unless you also have a battery). When the grid comes back online, your solar system detects the restored grid power and automatically turns on again.

This fact is the most surprising piece of information that customers learn … Read More

If you have just started your solar educational journey, you might be wondering what the difference is between kWs and kWhs. Both terms get tossed around a lot in solar PV system conversations, and it is important to know what each means.

Kilowatts (kWs)

A kilowatt (kW) is a measure of power, or capacity. A kilowatt is 1,000 watts. Your lightbulbs are rated in watts–in the old incandescent world of lightbulbs, a standard 60W bulb needs 60 watts to turn on, and it puts out a certain amount of light. If you wanted more light from a single bulb, you … Read More

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