Does the solar provide me with power in the event of a power outage?
In the event of a power outage without a battery the inverter will shut down due to anti-islanding regulations needed to protect line workers. Furthermore, in order to output power this grid-tied inverter needs to see 240 volts - which is typically in the form of the grid. However, the good news is if you have a battery such as the Tesla Powerwall, then the inverter will be able to talk with it instead of the grid and you will be able to power your home in the event of an outage. Please contact us in regards to adding batteries or a zero export meter to your system!