In the days leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday, thousands of homes and businesses in Northern California were blacked out, and many more are wondering if it may happen to them soon. It is part of a plan by PG&E to prevent power lines from sparking wildfires as the region experienced windy conditions.

You can use PG&E’s Public Safety Power Shutoff tool to find out if your service might be impacted during a shutoff event. By inputting your address, you can learn more about potential shutoffs around you. PG&E will call, text or email you if a blackout is expected in your area.

The latest power shutoff led to the discovery of four instances of weather-related damages that could have led to wildfires, according to PG&E. And the next shutoff may happen at any time. More gusty conditions and possible red flag warnings are expected Monday night in some areas.

While we can all understand the necessity of these planned power outages, they are no less inconvenient and stressful. Being left in the dark for an unknown amount of time can cause a host of problems for homes and businesses alike.

That is why many of our customers have put the power back into their hands by turning to solar battery storage to shield themselves from the unpredictability and unreliability of traditional power sources.

Combined with solar panels on the roof of your home or business, a solar battery stores excess energy that can be used after sunset or in the event of a blackout.

When you install a battery storage system, you’ll be bypassing shutoffs to your home or business. Solar batteries are effective and bring you peace of mind that you will not be without electricity.

Aztec Solar has provided excellent products and services to Northern California customers for nearly 40 years. We are committed to meeting the needs of homes and business owners by offering multiple top-quality residential and commercial solar products.

Our knowledgeable and experienced staff make you the top priority and will design and install a solar solution that is affordable, good for the environment and reliable no matter what.

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