QuestionsCategory: ConsultingWhat happens with grid connect systems during a blackout?
Jack asked 2 years ago

What happens with grid connect systems during a blackout?

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admin answered 2 years ago

The grid connect inverter will automatically shut itself off within a few milliseconds of a blackout. This avoids the potential of a dangerous “brown-out” in your home and to prevent back feeding into the grid. Therefore even though you have a solar system during a blackout you will not have power available. If you want to keep on having electricity available during a blackout then you would need back up batteries. This will add to the cost of the system.