LIVING WITH THE GRID
We recently spoke with a young mother of two young children, both of whom are dependent upon electricity to ensure the flow of life-savIng oxygen. One of her greatest fears is that the electricity stop leaving her children at risk. Her fear is a very real one.
Are we too dependent on the Electrical Grid?
If a transformer blows or if high winds snap a tree branch, thousands can lose electricity. While the power grid can be reliable, it is also vulnerable. And so are we. The news often features stories of the consequences of transformer failures that result in fires that leave thousands without power for extended periods of time. On September 23, 2015, a power transformer blew in Manhattan Beach, California. Surrounding trees caught fire and it quickly spread to more trees and transformers. READ THE STORY.
The Electrical Power Grid is vulnerable to:
- High Winds
- Tranformer & Equipment Failure
- El Nino
Reducing our dependence on The Grid makes perfect sense!
Solar Energy can not only offset your energy costs, but with advances in Energy Storage through the latest Solar Battery Backup Systems, it is now possible to store enough energy to maintain life-saving equipment in the case of an electrical grid emergency. Since these systems are not reliant upon the Grid for energy, they are completely renewable. Even on cloudy days.
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