Solar Systems during a Power outage

The reason for shutting off Solar Systems during a Power Outage

When there is a grid power outage in your area, by law your grid-connected solar power system must shut down. The reason is that linesmen repairing faulty electricity wires must be able to do so safely, without any solar power travelling back into the grid during maintenance and repair. Your electricity if fed back into the line could create a danger to the service personnel. Therefore when there is a black out you will also be without power. Your solar power system will automatically turn on during daylight hours when the power comes back to the grid.

What about battery systems?

However, if you have a battery backup system connected to your solar system, then depending on the wiring, some internal services like the fridge could still be operated by the batteries. In the next few years smaller size energy storage systems will become available, as many solar system owners prefer to store the electricity they generate and use it during rainy days or at night, rather than sell it to the energy retailers.

Contact All Energy HQ to find out more

All Energy HQ is your premium local Sunshine Coast Solar Power Specialist, and we have the ideal solar solutions you seek to create a greener home and to save money by minimising or eliminating your power bills. We look forward to working with you to achieve your home solar goals.

Our solar energy experts are here to help and more than happy to answer any of your questions regarding how solar systems work and how they can be affected in a variety of situations. Furthermore, to learn more about the solar products we offer and solar panel installation at All Energy HQ, visit our website or contact us today. Call (07) 5438 7200 or email

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