Power outages are a relatively common aspect in life and depending on the situation can last anywhere from a couple of minutes and hours to days and even weeks. When the grid system fails or power lines are destroyed, you will be left without power, which can cause potential threats to your home and health. Through the use of an energy storage system, stay prepared in the case of power outages

A blackout can occur in a select area that has sustained damage to either the electrical grid system or the facility system. The major causes of blackouts are from high temperatures, outdated systems, overgrown trees and human error. Living in Las Vegas, the two major causes of power outages are weather and human error.

Depending on the severity, blackouts and power outages pose certain threats and may cause problems in your everyday life. All of the appliances that we rely on run off electricity. If you are left without power for days or weeks, it can make it hard to maintain your day to day schedules. Your refrigerator will not be able to keep the foods cold, thus leading to spoiled and contaminated food supply. Living in a desert area with the summer temperatures reaching into the triple digits, an outage will turn into a serious issue. If you are not able to run your air conditioning units, your house will begin to heat, which can lead to heat strokes.

The electrical grid system was first created over 100 years and has not seen many improvements throughout the years. As we place a higher demand of power upon the grid system, the chances of failure increase. The only way to ensure that you can maintain power in the event of a power outage is through the use of a backup power supply.

If you have a solar installation on your home, the best way to ensure that you will have power in the event of an outage is with an energy storage system. The energy storage system allows you to store excess electricity that you generate from your solar panels to be used at night or in the event of an emergency. You will not have to rely on the grid system as you will have your own supply of electricity to power your home or business.

Sol-Up aims to lead the way for solar energy in Las Vegas and the state of Nevada. We have a mission to make Las Vegas the solar capital of the world. For more information on how you can go solar today, visit our website or call us at 702-586-9800.

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