Are you ready for a summer without power? Buying solar panels might be the best investment you can make right now.
Due to last year’s devastating wildfires that have ravaged California, the state’s biggest utility, Pacific Gas & Electric, plans to cut power on the most windy days. They suspect a snapped transmission line to have started last years’ deadly camp fires. The decision can force millions of Californians to go without power for up to several days – so if you’re asking yourself “are solar panels worth it?” the answer is: there has never been a better time to buy solar panels from a reputable solar panel company than now!
Prepare for the darkness with a solid backup plan
There is no way of knowing how extreme the weather conditions will be this upcoming summer, but looking at the previous fire season, it is not unrealistic to expect a real risk of your power being cut up to 15 times throughout the season – sometimes up to several days. Creating a backup plan is important. A shortage of power will result in refrigerated food going bad, not being able to use the A/C, the lights, charge cell phones or watch TV – or anything else that requires electricity.
“The best and most efficient action any homeowner in California can do right now is to install a solar system on their house and get a battery storage solution to go with it. The surplus energy the solar panels produce will help cover the electricity needs on days where the utility company cuts it off”, says Rainier de Ocampo, VP of Marketing, Solar Optimum. He continues:
“But not only that. Buying solar panels is a long-term solution because it has the potential to make you completely independent of the utility companies – not only in the case of an outage.”
Los Angeles solar panel companies are ready to provide peace of mind
History has shown that California residents are unprepared in the case of a power outage. At the end of 2017, less than 5 million California homes had solar. Although the state is the highest solar power generating state in the country, most homes do not have solar, leaving them at risk when the new initiative kicks off.
The wildfire season usually runs from June through December – which means it is right around the corner. With several solar panel companies in California ready to assist locals prepare their home for days without electricity, the prospects of getting through the season without having to worry about blackouts are looking good.
Need help figuring out if solar is for you?
If you are interested in hearing more about your options of getting solar panels on your home, we are more than happy to assist you. We can help you evaluate whether buying solar panels is the best investment for you, and if yes, we will give you an estimate free of charge. Give us a call today to learn more about solar and how it can help you save money and sleepless nights worrying about potential blackouts.