Category: Emergency Preparedness

Why COVID-19 is Turning Homeowners to Solar Energy

Emergency Preparedness

Although COVID-19 has negatively impacted the global economic climate since March this year, the downturn has not gone without its valuable lessons. At the very least, this pandemic has made it clear which forms of energy will sustain our future. With the uncertainty COVID-19 and future pandemics bring to our energy infrastructure, homeowners are in a […]

Why Emergency Prep Isn’t Just for Preppers: 7 Must-Have Items

Emergency Preparedness

Emergency preparation often has a connection with the zealous prepper who hoards rolls of toilet paper and water to outlast the next zombie apocalypse. While having fuel, food, and water for the next 10 years is a stretch for most, the government does recommend storing at least three days of essentials for an emergency.  An emergency […]

Finding Hope During COVID-19 With Solar

Emergency Preparedness

With the chaos that has ensued as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic, it may be hard to find the light at the end of this seemingly long, dark tunnel. However, it’s only fitting that as a solar company, we can tell you there is light brought to the world’s future by the potential of […]

Using an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) With Solar

Emergency Preparedness

Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) allows electricity-operated objects like solar panels to continue running during an emergency. Typically uninterruptible power supply backs up computers and medical devices, but it also has other uses. Since solar panels rely on sunshine, UPS for the home provides a much-needed solar power supply. UPS options, such as solar-charged batteries, and […]

Solar Power as a Solution to U.S. Cyber Security Threats

Emergency Preparedness

The U.S. power grid contains over 120,000 miles of electrical wiring, a network spanning more than half the distance to the moon. The grid, as a critical component of the U.S. information infrastructure, has become increasingly susceptible to cyber attacks. To be clear, the U.S. grid itself has not grown less secure. The sophistication of […]

How Residential Solar Will Save Lives in the Inter-Mountain West

Emergency Preparedness

The Inter-mountain west has citizens sharper than most, but they are still oblivious to a fault — the fault right beneath their noses, feet, and homes. The fault whose tectonic plates have carved out a chasm into which dinner plates (and other, more important, things) will fall. The Wasatch Fault in Utah is active, spanning […]

Solar Panels With Battery Backup: How To Prepare for a Power Outage

Emergency Preparedness

Losing power for a few hours can seem catastrophic, but a power outage that lasts for days can be dangerous. Extreme temperatures can quickly become unbearable, the food in your refrigerator can spoil, you can lose reliability of medical devices, and you could potentially lose contact with family and organizations that can help. The reasons […]

Why Solar and Battery Backup Matter in Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness

How Solar Power Can Balance the Effects of Mother Nature in Natural Disasters If you’re banking on Reno not suffering from a natural disaster in the near future, you’ll have better statistical odds against the slot machines a few miles down U.S. 95 in Las Vegas. And, if you’re a Reno resident without rooftop solar, […]

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