Solar Roof – when solar panels are installed, your inverter is working, and your smart meter is helping you use electricity wisely.
Most American homes with solar panels remain connected to the central grid. This is both good and bad. It’s good because when the sun isn’t shining, you can rely on utility power. It’s a bad thing because if there is a blackout on the utility grid, your solar panels cease to work.
Not everybody knows it. When a storm knocks out utility power, they are astonished to discover they are left in the dark along with everyone else on the grid. But it can be prevented if you install a generator.