Solar Panels Make A Great Backup System

Never Lose Power With Solar Panels


Hello there, and welcome back to the RGS Energy blog. As one of the leading solar panel companies in the nation, we here at RGS Energy have made it our mission to bring as much information about solar panels to the general public that we can. In our opinion, solar energy is one of the most viable options for clean, renewable energy production and, in the coming decades, is going to replace traditional energy production methods. Not only will this shift in energy production be better for the planet by reducing a large amount of greenhouse gases that are produced through more traditional energy production methods, it will be better for the citizens of this country that are looking to cut their dependence on municipal power providers. In today’s post, we are going to cover a subject that we think, given the recent effects of hurricanes on the Southern states, is more relevant than ever: Utilizing solar panels as a backup system in the event that power is unavailable from traditional means. Continue reading below to learn more.

Protect Yourself From Power Outages


When you really start to think about it, almost every person in the United States is addicted to electricity. Electricity, although a relatively new discovery, has quickly become a substance that most people are unable to live without. We use power to keep our food fresh, keep our homes at a comfortable temperature, and to power the electronic devices that we use for communication. When the power goes out, life becomes much more difficult. Perhaps if we had not become used to having power available anytime we needed it we would be better able to function without it, however, that is not the world we live in. Solar energy provides a source of power that, barring a cataclysmic solar event, is not going anywhere anytime soon. Below, we have listed a few of the ways that solar energy could be exactly the resource you need in order to make sure that you never go without power again.



  • Always There: As we just stated, the sun is not going anywhere anytime soon. Currently, scientists believe that the sun is going to last for approximately 5 billion more years. Considering the entirety of human history has taken place in less than a few hundred thousand years, you can get a sense of scale as to just how long 5 billion years is. Other forms of energy production, such as coal, oil, and natural gas, will run out much more quickly than the sun. When this happens, it is imperative that we have a source of energy that is able to meet the energy demands of our planet and allow us to continue to take advantage of the electricity that we have become so dependent upon.
  • Disaster Resistant: If you have been keeping up with the news, you are probably aware of the devastating effects that natural disasters can have on the availability of electricity. When natural disasters such as hurricanes strike, one of the first systems that is compromised is the electrical grid. Luckily, if you have solar panels installed, you are not dependent upon the electrical grid for power production in your own home. Simply draw the power you need from your solar panels and enjoy all of the conveniences that electricity provides.
  • Reliable: Unlike other forms of emergency energy production, such as generators which require access to fuel, solar panels are able to produce energy without relying on a substance other than the sun to produce energy. Even after the worst disaster, the sun is still going to shine, meaning that your solar panels are going to be able to produce energy that can then be used to power your home. The level of comfort that this can provide in an emergency, in our opinion, is one of the greatest benefits that solar panels offer.



Thank you for taking the time to read our short blog post on the backup power benefits that come along with solar panels. If you would like to learn more about our solar panel services or you would like to see how much it would cost for you to have solar panels installed on your home, please get in touch with us today at RGS Energy. We have been a leading solar panel provider in the United States since 1978 and, through these decades of experience, we have honed our skills in order to provide the absolute best services possible to our customers. Using only the highest quality solar panels and the latest installation techniques, we are able to provide residential solar arrays that stand the test of time and produce energy for decades. Don’t be a slave to your energy company, contact us today and let us show you the freedom that solar energy can provide.

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