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Will my balcony power plant also work in the event of a power outage?

Will my balcony power plant also work in the event of a power outage?

One of the most common questions we receive from our customers is whether their balcony power plant will work even during a power outage. This question is understandable because more and more people not only want to generate green electricity, but also benefit from a reliable energy supply, especially in emergencies. In this article we will explain how your balcony power plant works in the event of a power outage and what precautions you can take to benefit from your mini solar system.

The good news is that your balcony power plant will continue to work - at least partially - even in the event of a power outage. Most mini solar systems, including Balcony Volt's balcony power plants, are grid-connected systems. This means that they are directly integrated into your home network and feed the solar power generated into the home network. So if you produce solar power while the electricity grid is working, the electricity is fed into your home network and used by your electrical devices.

However, there is one important point to note: For safety reasons, your balcony power plant switches off automatically in the event of a power failure. This is because in the event of a power outage, the power grid is switched off as a safety measure to avoid the risk of electric shock. In this case, your balcony power plant would be insulated to prevent it from feeding electricity back into the grid when there is no grid voltage.

This means that you will not be able to use electricity from your balcony power plant during a power outage unless you have taken additional precautions. There are various options to benefit from your mini solar system even in the event of a power outage:

  1. Emergency power storage: You can expand your balcony power plant with an emergency power storage system. Emergency power storage is a battery storage system that stores excess solar power and serves as an emergency power source in the event of a power outage. This means you can use electricity from your mini solar system and operate important electrical devices such as lights, refrigerators or heating even during a power outage.
  2. Island operation: Another option is so-called island operation. Your balcony power plant is separated from the power supply of the electricity network and works independently as an island network. In this mode you can use the solar power generated directly without it being fed into the power grid. However, island operation requires special circuitry and can only be used for certain consumers.
  3. Emergency power system: A third option is to install an emergency power system. These devices automatically turn on when a power outage occurs and provide power to your home. In conjunction with your balcony power plant, a backup system can use your solar power and offer you an uninterrupted power supply.
It is important to note that the implementation of emergency power storage, island operation or grid replacement systems requires additional investments. However, if you value a reliable power supply during a power outage and want to make the most of the solar power generated, these options are a sensible addition to your balcony power plant. If you have any questions about these specific points, please feel free to contact us at any time. As an experienced solar company, we have often dealt with the same or similar cases and can therefore provide you with the best possible help. Please fill out our contact form or contact us by phone.

Overall, your balcony power plant offers you the opportunity to generate green electricity and reduce your energy costs. If you take extra precautions, you can benefit from your mini solar system even in the event of a power outage and ensure a reliable power supply.
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