With the rolling blackouts many Californians are surprised to realize that their grid tied solar does not work when the power is turned off! LMAO! https://news.bloombergenvironment.c...ning-that-solar-panels-dont-work-in-blackouts Californians Learning That Solar Panels Don’t Work in Blackouts Oct. 10, 2019, 11:31 AM embraced rooftop solar panels more than anyone in the U.S., but many are learning the hard way the systems won’t keep the lights on during blackouts. That’s because most panels are designed to supply power to the grid -- not directly to houses. During the heat of the day, solar systems can crank out more juice than a home can handle. Conversely, they don’t produce power at all at night. So systems are tied into the grid, and the vast majority aren’t working this week as PG&E Corp. cuts power to much of Northern California to prevent wildfires. The only way for most solar panels to work during a blackout is pairing them with batteries. That market is just starting to take off. Sunrun Inc., the largest U.S. rooftop solar company, said hundreds of its customers are making it through the blackouts with batteries. “It’s the perfect combination for getting through these shutdowns,” Sunrun Chairman Ed Fenster said in an interview. He expects battery sales to boom in the wake of the outages. And no, trying to run appliances off the power in a Tesla Inc. electric car won’t work, at least without special equipment. And: https://hnewswire.com/california-bl...anels-they-dont-work-when-the-grid-goes-down/ California Blackouts Expose the Total Scam of Solar Panels: They Don’t Work When the Grid Goes Down October 15, 2019 / StevieRay Hansen / No Comments Featured Story Solar panels are largely a scam. And over the last week, thousands of solar panel owners in California are colliding with that sobering reality as they realize solar panels don’t work when the power grid goes down. That’s because nearly all residential and commercial solar systems are “grid-tie” systems that feed power to the grid, not to your home or business. And when the grid goes down, your solar panels stop working, too. That’s a far cry from what buyers of solar panels have been promised. “[M]any are learning the hard way the systems won’t keep the lights on during blackouts,” warns Bloomberg News. “…ystems are tied into the grid, and the vast majority aren’t working this week as PG&E Corp. cuts power to much of Northern California to prevent wildfires.” Even when solar panels do work, they’re still largely a scam. Power companies like PG&E rip off solar owners by charging much higher rates for electricity delivery than what they credit you for “uploading” watts from your solar panels. So while your panels are providing power to the electricity company at a discounted rate, that same company is still charging you retail rates for the power you use. Furthermore, solar panels lose as much as 30% of their effectiveness when they aren’t regularly cleaned, meaning the actual power delivered is far less than what the panels claim to deliver. Even more shockingly, climate alarmists are now pushing plans to dim the sun by polluting the stratosphere with particulate matter to reflect sunlight away from Earth. One program funded by Bill Gates and run by Harvard scientists is called SCoPEx. If fully deployed, it would diminish the power generation capabilities of all solar panels around the world. As the biosphere collapses from geoengineering, the fact that your ripoff solar panels aren’t working may be the least of your problems, as there won’t be much food remaining in the grocery stores, either. That might be the correct time to set fire to your Tesla car if it hasn’t spontaneously burst into flames all by itself.