In the case of hurricanes, ice-storms, black outs and brown outs, and not to mention social unrest or an economic collapse, it is good to be prepared with some type of residential solar power system. Any disaster is a reason for backup power.
More and more people are getting solar powered generators to get off the grid and provide emergency electrical power if disaster strikes.
A major problem of the alternative, gas powered generators, is that they eat gas and spew out fumes (not to mention they are noisy). Solar systems that use photovoltaic (or pv solar panels) to convert solar energy into electricity to store power inside a battery have no moving parts so they are as quiet as a mouse and they don’t pollute the environment.
Needed in each of our homes is a residential solar power system that can produce additional electricity. A good residential solar power unit will have the following primary components: complete with deep cell batteries, inverters, charge controller, generator, and photovoltaic cells (solar panel). Don’t worry if you don’t know what these are yet because they will all be included in any good residential solar power system.
Like other alternative power or alternative energy options (like wind power or wind energy and water wheels), solar power systems give you green energy that is clean energy for your home. This is important because there will come a day when we are taxed on anything and everything that increases our carbon footprint. It will be called a carbon tax – if you are skeptical look into it further; it is in the making. Examples of this tax will include every mile we drive, wattage consumed, natural gas, coal, any energy consumption that is not essentially sustainable. You will be taxed on anything that hurts the environment. So having solar power lighting in your home backed by a residential solar power system (should provide you with 20-25 years of use) could save anyone heaps of trouble.
That is why it will become increasingly more useful to either get off grid or to not be entirely dependent on external energy systems. For that reason, you’ll have to have your own source of renewable energy – solar energy converted into solar electricity via photovoltaics (solar power panels) will be one of the best options because of the relative low cost (you have to think of the long term) and also the simplicity of the system itself and how easy it is to install. And unlike commercial solar power, solar for the home is a much smaller and less expensive operation.
When the blackouts and brownouts occur it will be useful to have your residential solar power system up and running. When it blacks out, people will panic and there will be jams at all the gas stations. It will be wise to prepare ahead of time.
Other useful sustainable energy solutions include rv solar power or rv solar panels, solar power battery charger, solar pumps, solar power lights; all using solar cells or solar modules to power them. But in my opinion having the versatility of an overall residential solar power system to power any application you have in your home or RV is much more useful.
I hope this was practical and useful solar power information for you. Because there is nothing like feeling secure in having solar power light in your home or have solar power work to generate electricity when the lights go out during an economic collapse, getting what you need in place BEFORE the crisis will be a key ingredient to your survival.