March 11, 2021
Could solar panels and batteries on your home help prevent the next grid disaster?
Even small systems like those that kept the lights on for some Texas homeowners could play a role in protecting the bigger electricity system, experts say. Small-scale solar energy projects, coupled with batteries that can store the power collected on your roof, can keep a household’s lights on even when the rest of the grid goes down. But they are also starting to play a valuable role in supporting that bigger grid, if networked together and used correctly into a sort of “virtual power plant.”