29 May '13, 3pm

A ray of light amidst #grid outages: Standby #power for homeowners via @SolarIndustry #Solar

A ray of light amidst #grid outages: Standby #power for homeowners via @SolarIndustry #Solar

Whether they've experienced a recent grid outage or not, many homeowners are searching for the security that a backup power source offers when the grid goes down, but battery-based systems can often be out of reach because of cost or maintenance requirements. In the event of a power outage, basic habits such as charging a cell phone or powering a small fan or space heater become essential, yet also impossible. Most homeowners have no source of backup power when the grid goes down. What many new solar customers don't realize is that even homes with solar typically lose power due to utility regulations that require grid-tied inverters to disconnect from the grid in the event of an outage, leaving the solar homeowner without electricity. New technology developed for SMA's Sunny Boy 3000TL-US/4000TL-US/5000TL-US alleviates some of this concern. The inverter features a unique S...

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