How to Use Solar Batteries During a Blackout

Lost power on the Gold Coast and want to make your solar battery last? Auswell Energy explains how.

Blackouts during Australia’s storm season are common. Although your solar system won’t work during a blackout, there is something that will – a solar battery with blackout protection.

How does a solar battery work?

A solar battery in simple terms works by storing excess energy from your solar system. Once a battery is installed, in most cases, the home will consume the solar first and the excess power will then charge the battery. When the solar system isn’t generating as much as the home is using, which is usually at night, the battery system will supply the power it’s stored into the home – increasing your autonomy. 

Why don’t my solar panels work in a blackout?

The solar panels on your roof don’t work in a blackout by law. The reason is simple – they don’t want anyone getting hurt. If someone is working on the lines the solar power going back into the grid could hurt the person working on the lines. 

What is blackout protection?

Blackout protection is defined as the ability for a solar inverter and battery system to supply power if the grid power becomes unavailable such as during a blackout. A house may lose power but can power the home from the solar and battery system keeping lights, power points and appliances running.


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Do all solar batteries have blackout protection?

No. Not all solar batteries have blackout protection. When speaking with your solar installer or retailer you need to check if the battery you are wanting to purchase has this functionality.

Contact Auswell Energy

Designing a solar system requires careful planning and consideration, and selecting the appropriate products can be challenging. Talking with a knowledgeable professional can simplify the process and provide valuable insights into achieving your solar objectives.

When it comes to installing solar batteries on the Gold Coast, rely on our team of experienced professionals who can guide you in choosing the perfect solar battery solution for your needs.

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