What to expect when the Grid goes down...are you prepared?
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04/11/2013 03:51 PM
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I read your last statement, about the solar panels.
Read this article here.
[link to www.naturalnews.com]
Solar Panels will not be of use after the grid goes down, simply because the solar panels rely as well on the grid.
"If the power grid goes offline, your entire grid-tie solar array becomes instantly useless and you can't power a laptop computer even if you have $100,000 worth of solar panels sitting on your roof. In a grid-tie system, they all are instantly shut off."
Though, they have an alternative to this solution.
Off-grid solar equipment is in short supply.
"As you probably suspected, the kind of solar equipment used to build off-grid systems -- the kind that function without the power grid -- is in very short supply. Manufacturers in Germany, Japan and China are backordered for months. Free inventory is virtually zero. Install times for new systems can now stretch out as long as six months in some cities."
And there's problems with this too.
"Yes, even off-grid systems are vulnerable to solar flares and EMP attacks."