The desire for energy during a blackout has become a driving factor for those going solar. Homeowners have gained the option to continue to power certain products after a safety feature in correspondence with the utility grid disconnects them from any power their systems produced. This is thanks to an added SPS function on inverters.
"Many people ask 'what happens during a blackout?' We have had some clients tell us that the SPS function on the inverters we offered was one of the reasons they went solar with us," said Tara Kelly, Deputy Director of Community Development of Sullivan Solar Power.