Be Prepared for Blackouts: Solar Panels Vs. Generators
It seems like every winter and summer includes talk of blackouts that span miles and miles during extreme temperatures. Unfortunately, this leads to fatalities and accidents that are enough to give you pause. What is your plan for the next power outage?
Solar Panels Vs. Generators
You can find a solution to keep your home warm, your refrigerator cold, and your family comfortable by choosing solar panels or a generator. But which solution is the most sensible? Let’s take a look.
You do not have to rely on your city’s power grid when you have solar panels on your home. When everyone’s power goes out, your home remains up and running. Solar panels convert the energy from the sun into electricity for homes, providing you with peace of mind during blackouts.
Solar panels will power your home when the sun is out. If you would like continual electricity during power outages through the night and during stormy weather, you can choose a battery storage system. Save excess energy on sunny days to use through the evening and nighttime so that your family can stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
Generators can be a great short-term solution to a power outage situation. Generators run on fuel and can be very loud. But they will do the job for the course of a day or so if you have the fuel to run them.
Generators are not good for the environment, burning gas or propane in order to run and keep your home powered up. They also release carbon monoxide, so the generators will always have to remain outside of your home. Never run a generator from the inside of your home.
In conclusion, solar panels are better for the environment and a more long-term solution to your energy needs. They are silent and use renewable energy from the sun, which will always be a powerful energy source.
If you are ready for a long-term solution to powering your home from sun energy, give our pro team at New Day Solar a call for a free consultation: (855) 444-6329.
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