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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

Net metering is a beautiful thing for homeowners with solar arrays on their property. But what is it, exactly, and why is it so beneficial for you?  We get asked these questions quite frequently.  Another question we get asked is “Do I need a battery system with solar?”

Virtually every home in Virginia is connected to the power grid. When you install a grid-tied solar photovoltaic (PV) system on your roof, the system hooks into your house’s main electrical panel and feeds electricity directly to your appliances, HVAC, lighting, etc. But your home remains connected to the power grid, just … Read More

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