Is Your Home Or Business Blackout Proof?

November 17th, 2017|

Living in fear of a summer storm causing a blackout? Can’t afford your home or business to be without power during the busy summer months?

This is something our team hears every day. It is a real threat when you live in an environment like Australia’s. The beautiful weather can turn nasty quickly, causing considerable loss of electricity and disrupting your business.

With solar energy and battery storage we can make sure you home and business is blackout proof.

The Bureau of Meteorology has highlighted that between November and January 2017-18 most of Australia has a 50% chance of above average rainfall.[1] With the BOM predicting warmer than average daytime and night time temperatures, most of this rain is going to accompany storm activity.

The Australian Energy Market Operator has suggested that blackouts are going to be more common this summer. As a combination between storm activity and shortages in electricity occurs in the warmest months of the year.

As we saw in South Australia’s state-wide black out in September 2016, the cost of such a significant loss of electricity affects the economy, as well as substantial impact on local communities.

According to Eaton’s Blackout Tracker in 2016 blackouts across Australia affected 3 million people right across Australia. One of the most valuable investments you can make to protect your family and business from blackout is our solar battery storage.

When you install a solar battery, all the excess energy that your solar panels generates throughout a day are stored. By storing the sun’s energy throughout the day, you are able to tap into your battery when you need it most during peak times or when you do have a blackout. Click through to learn more about our solar battery storage.

What about hail??

There is always the risk that heavy winds and hail can cause damage to roof top solar panels. However, our roof top solar panels have been independently rated to withstand a minimum of 25mm hail stones travelling at approximately 90km/h as required.

In Australia, all solar panels must be tested for the impact of hail. All mono-crystalline and poly -crystalline modules must be able to withstand 25mm diameter ice balls travelling at 23m/s on 11 points across the module.

What if a storm shuts down our system?

Shut Down Instructions

 

Download your Inverter Shut Down and Reboot Procedure Here.

[1] http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/outlooks/#/overview/summary/ accessed 6/11

 

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