When recently I was notified of an upcoming planned power cut I decided to look into the best ways to get prepared. Until recent years it was uncommon to experience power cuts of any significant duration in Western countries, but that situation is starting to change. A big driver, of course, is climate change
Earlier this week our home had a long power cut and I recorded my experience in a video, included below. The first we knew it was going to happen was when we received a letter a few weeks ago from our local grid network company, Western Power. The title was "We need to temporarily
Homeowners across the U.S. are buying batteries to store excess solar energy faster than factories can make them.
The sun is shining and your solar cells are supplying all the power you need, and then your grid connection suffers a power cut. You are laughing right? Wrong! In most cases your solar will switch off automatically when the power cut happens. But there is a way…