March 17, 2023

How Solar Helps California Towns Avoid Power Outages During Heat Waves

During the peak of summer, temperatures can often reach triple digits in California. This drives up demand for air conditioning, and between the growing population, an aging electrical grid, and more frequent extreme heat events, power outages become all but inevitable. To avoid rolling blackouts, state officials often request that customers reduce power consumption during afternoons and evenings when demand is the greatest. For homeowners, one of the most effective ways to help reduce load on the electrical grid is to convert to solar and add a solar battery system.

How Does Solar Help To Reduce Blackouts?

With a solar energy system and a battery storage solution, your home can significantly reduce its power consumption or even operate completely off the grid during periods of peak demand without sacrificing your comfort. A well-designed solar system can easily keep your air conditioner running and your home cool, especially paired with a solar battery to provide power during cloudy periods or after the sun sets.

As more homeowners add solar and battery storage to their homes, the reduced load they create can provide the surplus of electricity that the utility grid needs to power other homes and businesses. This means that there will be a reduced chance of power outages and rolling blackouts during California's most intense heat waves.

What Are the Other Benefits of Going Solar?

In addition to reducing stress on the local utility grid in your town or city during heat waves, adding solar panels with battery storage can have other great benefits for your home and family, including:

Lower Energy Costs

A properly sized solar system can reduce or virtually eliminate your utility bills by minimizing the amount of power you use from the electrical grid. With energy prices rising, this can make a significant difference in the amount you pay every month for electricity.

Energy Independence

Grid-tied solar systems will typically shut down during power outages because they rely on the utility grid for synchronization and energy storage. By adding a solar battery storage solution, you can keep the power on when the grid goes down. This allows you to keep your home comfortable while providing power for refrigerators, freezers, stoves, medical devices, and emergency communications like radios, television, and the internet.

Protecting the Environment

Not all utility power is produced by relatively clean methods like solar, wind, or natural gas. By generating your own solar power, you can help the environment, reduce your carbon footprint, and conserve natural resources.

Residential Solar & Battery Storage Solutions in the Bay Area & Fresno

Are you concerned about power outages and their effect on the comfort and safety of your community? Consider a solar energy system with battery storage from our team at Simply Solar. It can keep your home comfortable during extreme heat events while helping your community keep the electrical grid stable

Our experts at Simply Solar can design and install a solar system that is tailored to your electrical needs and budget. We work with leading manufacturers like FranklinWH, Solaria, and SilFab Solar to source the best components available, and we provide top-quality, turnkey solar installations with a 25-year workmanship warranty. Our company is NABCEP certified, and we are one of the leading solar providers in California and the Bay Area, with plenty of great reviews from satisfied customers and an A+ BBB rating.

Start your green energy transformation today! Call Simply Solar at (707) 285-7037 or contact us online to schedule your FREE solar evaluation in the Bay Area or Fresno area today. Don’t forget to ask about the tax incentives and rebates available in your region!

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