Here’s what happens to your Solar PV when the sun goes downMichael Kibirige
Will my Solar PV System work at night and on cloudy days?
Solar panels require sunlight to generate electricity for your home so they do not work in darkness. Therefore, it is important to consider solar storage, which allows your solar panel system to access electricity overnight when solar panel production is dormant, either through a connection to the electric grid or a battery. With a grid connection or solar energy storage, solar panels are a sustainable round-the-clock energy solution.
What happens with my Solar PV system during a power outage?
Grid-connected PV systems are designed to shut down to prevent back-feeding electricity into de-energized powerlines. The purpose of this is to protect line workers or electricians who may be trying to make repairs to the grid. This is imperative for all grid-tie systems. For those who want to have some critical power for things like freezers, lights, appliances, or water pumps during an outage, changes can be made to the system to accommodate those loads
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