No one likes being trapped in a power outage. Unfortunately, it sometimes happens and when it does, it can sometimes last for days turning into more than just an inconvenience.
Most solar systems are tied to the local electric grid to sell power back to the utility provider and to ensure your home has uninterrupted power during the evening and other times when the sun isn’t shining. That means that if there is a power outage due to severe weather or some other circumstance, you lose power also.
But, there is a way to avoid the downside of power outages. It’s a specially designed system called Ensemble,and it converts the power your solar system generates into usable electricity for your home should the power power supply be interrupted.
Ensemble is manufactured by a company called Enphase and consists of three primary components: a current converter, a switch, and a backup battery. The converter changes the direct current (DC) power your solar system generates into alternating current (AC), which is what your home uses. The switch safely turns the system on or off when needed, and the battery stores excess power for use during the evening hours.
Once installed, the system operates by intelligently sensing when the electric grid is on or off. If there is an outage, Ensemble automatically diverts power from your solar system into your home. Once power is restored, the system switches off to allow the grid to take over again. All this is done without any interruption to your home’s power supply. Best of all, you can control Ensemble from an app in your smartphone that allows you to manually switch from grid mode to direct power, charge the battery when it’s low and provide you with essential operating information.
Rooftop solar is already a no-brainer but with battery backup it makes it that much more simple to bring safety, security and stability to your family's energy needs. Ensemble is the perfect companion for your solar system and provides the peace of mind knowing that you’ll have backup power if and when outages occur.
If you’d like to know more about Ensemble or to purchase a system for your home, call us at 844-80-SHINE, and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.
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