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The Myth of Whole-Home Battery Backup

I had solar panels on a house in Oakland. It was great! Solar and home storage batteries is a good but expensive combination. A generator for blackouts might be a better solution. This is a good read at the link.

"Will batteries keep your AC cranking and electric vehicle charged up during an extended blackout? Probably not."

Ok but how about this question - Will solar and batteries keep you safe and with power for basic needs during an extended blackout? Probably.

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