If I get solar panels, can I go off-grid? Will I maintain power during outages? - Goldin Solar, LLC

In Florida, you must remain connected to the utility if there is one available. In most cases, this grid connection is beneficial for you because it means you can receive power from the grid at night or when the sun isn’t shining. However, this connection also means your array will be offline when the grid is down and you will not maintain power unless you also have battery backup. Batteries allow you to safely retain power during a power outage because your excess energy from the day can be stored in the batteries for discharge at night. 

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