Home Solar + Battery Storage for Utility Mandated Outages

  • Why Go Solar in California?

    California consistently ranks in the top ten states with the highest electricity rates.1

  • Battery Storage in California

    California Utilities Are Planning to Turn Off Your Power.


California Utilities Are Turning Off Your Power

Protect your home from utility-mandated blackouts with home solar + battery storage.2

Update October 29, 2019: PG&E Begins Shutting Power Off for Next Offshore Wind Event Impacting Approximately 597,000 Customers.

This is the third Public Safety Power Shutoff in less than a month. - PG&E

Update October 8, 2019: PG&E Will Proactively Turn Off Power for Safety to Nearly 800,000 Customers Across Northern and Central California.

“Given the prolonged period during which the wind event will unfold, and the large number of power line miles that will need to be inspected before restoration, customers are being asked to prepare for an extended outage.” - PG&E

Update October 11, 2019: SCE Turns of Power For Over 21,000 Customers

"Power will be restored once conditions improve and SCE crews have completed patrolling each circuit to ensure it can safely be re-energized." - SCE


Wildfires are more destructive and deadlier than in the past, and the threat of wildfires is more prevalent throughout the state and calendar year. In an effort to prevent wildfires, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), Southern California Edison, and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), may shut off your electricity during extreme weather and wildfire conditions. Power will remain out for as long as extreme and dangerous weather conditions pose a potential fire risk.2

California has endured the most power outages of any state. Between 2008 and 2017, California residents endured 4,297 power outages, or roughly 477 outages per year. This is more than double the amount of power outages endured by Texas residents, the number two state for power outages.3

  • Pacific Gas and Electric

    Public Safety Power Shutoffs began in 2018 after PG&E faced certain liability for 12 wildfires.4 In 2018, PG&E proactively turned off power to 60,000 customers.5 Between June - October 2019, PG&E customers experienced at least five PSPS outages affecting approximately 842,200 customers.6

  • San Diego Gas & Electric

    In November 2018, SDG&E shut off power to nearly 10,000 customers due to high winds, and nearly 20,000 more customers lost power. The power outages lasted up to five days.7

  • Southern California Edison

    In October 2019, SCE shut of power to over 20,000 customers.8 The red flag warning was extended from two to three days9 leaving some homes without power for longer than expected.

Why Solar + Storage?

✓ Backup Power in a Grid Outage With a battery, your solar system can continue generating energy and powering your essential lights and appliances during a blackout.

✓ A home solar + storage system can help you maximize the economic benefit out of going solar with no hassle. During peak rate pricing, your battery will automatically send any excess energy to the grid to maximize your net metering credits.13

✓ Control Your Energy Costs By going solar, you’re making a conscious choice in your energy consumption. A home solar + storage system combined with smart energy consumption can help you reduce your consumption of electricity from the grid.


Why Pay Incredibly High Utility Rates For So Many Blackouts?

California residents experienced a 19% increase in utility rates from 2012-2017. On average, the cost of electricity in California is 18.24 ¢/kWh.1 Why pay so much money to your utility when you may not get reliable electricity service? There are alternatives.

Increase Your Energy Independence with Home Solar + Battery Storage

Control your energy costs and be less susceptible to rising utility costs and peak utility rates with a home solar + battery storage system.11


Sunnova Solar Battery Offerings in California

  • +SunSafe® Add-On Battery Storage

    Sunnova +SunSafe® is a battery storage solution that allows your existing home solar system (whether it’s a Sunnova system or not) to continuing producing energy, even during power outages.2 Gain more control over your energy during a PSPS.

  • SunSafe® Home Solar + Battery Storage

    For homeowners interested in going solar. Our combination solar panel + battery storage offers predictable energy costs and backup energy during grid outages.2

1. EIA Sales and Revenue (1990- Current)
2. The amount of power available from the battery during a power outage is limited, depending on the loads connected, customer usage and battery configuration (i.e. batteries in certain areas may be set up to provide you with the best economic benefit, which may affect the amount of back-up power available). Solar systems and/or batteries may require repairs after weather events and such repairs may be delayed due to forces outside of our control. No assurances can be given that the solar system or the battery will always work. You should never rely upon either of these to power life support or other medical devices.
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10. Sunnova makes no guarantees regarding credit for net energy exported to the electric grid, and any credit provided (now or in the future) is subject to change or termination by executive, legislative or regulatory action.
11. Individual savings will vary based on your utility rate, your energy consumption habits, the solar system equipment installed on your property, your tax incentives eligibility, weather and other factors. In some states Sunnova’s products are not designed to offer savings. Customers located in states or territories other than CA, CT, MA, RI, NY and NJ are likely to perceive savings substantially lower than 20%, if any. Individual savings estimates are based on your solar energy production, your solar kWh rate, potential tax incentives, your utility kWh rate at the time of purchase, and projected increases in the utility rate (based on historical data and national averages). Estimates do not take into consideration other changes in utility rates. Such changes could affect your overall estimated savings. Sunnova does not guarantee savings.


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