Protect Your Solar-Powered Home Against Hurricane Season

Solar panels, just like any outdoor equipment, are exposed to all types of inclement weather, especially in the Carolinas where we usually experience a pretty busy hurricane season. If you are considering going solar but are unsure about weather conditions, you can be assured that solar panels are resilient and reliable. 

With solar when there is a power surge or blackout, your solar system will shut down. However, when you pair your system with energy storage (Tesla Powerwall or Generac PWRcell) your panels will continue to function normally and provide you with the power you need.

It is also good to mention that your panels are designed to withstand storms, even during a hurricane season. There is never a reason to prepare your panels for storms or even remove them. Following a storm, be sure to use caution and inspect your panels from the ground. It is helpful if you take photos of your panels just as you would for other investments in case you need to contact your insurance company if you do experience any damage. 

How to Prepare for a Blackout with a Solar Energy System

Most home-owners with solar have a “grid-tied” solar system. With a grid-tied system, any excess energy that isn’t used is then sent back to the grid. During a blackout, the grid is shut off which leaves you in the dark. To prevent this from happening and ensuring you and your family can keep the lights on, we recommend pairing your panels with energy storage. Please feel free to check out our blogs on the Tesla Powerwall and the Generac PWRcell.

We at Renu can assure you that going solar with energy storage is the best method in prevailing through storms and blackouts. Take charge of your energy and never be left in the dark again. 

Contact us today for your free consultation and prepare for the storms ahead:

About Renu Energy Solutions

As our tagline states, we believe in Smart. Reliable. Solar.


Customer education is a central pillar of Renu Energy’s approach. Homeowners and businesses are seeing the clear economic and environmental advantages of clean solar energy. Our experienced consultants are here to help guide you through renewable energy improvements that are both wise for the planet and prudent for your financial future.


Since 2010, Renu Energy Solutions has provided quality renewable energy system installations for commercial and residential systems.

Solar technology works. The sun’s energy is plentiful. The Renu Energy team is ready to demonstrate to you that we can deliver a durable, powerful solar solution guaranteed to meet or exceed energy projections for five years.


We envision a future where most buildings incorporate clean energy. Because solar panels have come down in price significantly over several years, it’s within reach of many customers and has become popular across the country.

Whatever your reason for considering solar, let Renu Energy be your committed partner for devising and building your ideal solar solution.