MYTH 7: WHEN THE POWER GOES OUT, MY HOME IS STILL POWERED.

Scott Brown

When the power goes out, grid-tied systems go out too. That’s because it’s not safe to be pushing electricity back out onto the wires while workers may be trying to fix the problem, so your inverter (a box installed near your meter that turns DC electricity created by the panels into usable AC current) recognizes that the grid is out and shuts your system off.