Many backup power systems rely simply on a single source of energy for emergency power. Whether it’s a backup power generator, a backup battery system, or solar backup power, the system is usually flawed because all of your emergency power is resting on a single source. If we’ve learned anything from Murphy’s Law, it is that a single backup plan has the potential to easily fail in your time of need.
How To Recharge Your Backup Power System
In order to have a truly reliable backup power system, it must have several options for recharging in the event that one or more of your power sources fail. Here are some of the recharging options available to easily integrate into your Indoor GeneratorTM backup power system:
- Solar – This power source for recharging backup power systems is free once you make the investment in solar panels, and won’t cause harm to the environment. With portable solar backup power in the form of solar panel racks on wheels, you will benefit from an easy-to-use system that can be effortlessly used, moved, and stored. You do not require a permit to use a portable solar panel, and it comes fully assembled for your convenience. Additionally, installing a solar energy system in your home can make you eligible to receive a 30 percent tax credit for systems placed in service before December 31, 2016.
- City power – In the event that the power is restored, you can simply recharge your backup power system with electricity from the wall outlets of your home or business. This is especially helpful during rolling or intermittent outages when you can store power in preparation for the next outage.
- Generator – Gas-powered generators can be used as another failsafe to recharge your Indoor Generator unit. Keeping this as a second or third option enables you to reduce the likelihood that you will pollute the environment through exhaust and noise, or alleviate the dangers of having to handle volatile fuels.
- Battery replacement – Additional batteries can be kept on hand and swapped out as your initial charge is depleted.
- Mechanical means – If all else fails, you can use an external source such as your vehicle or a manual external alternator system.
Clearly, having recharging options at your disposal for backup power systems will be essential to their success. Among these options, solar backup power is perhaps the most reliable, convenient, and clean. However, the other options are certainly viable as well to ensure your backup power system is able to maintain power indefinitely.
If you have yet to install a backup solar panel to recharge the backup power system in your home or business, contact a reputable Dallas electrician to take care of the job correctly.