Thousands In The Dark Following Tuesday’s Tornado

About 2,000 people lost power on Tuesday as a tornado tore through Westchester and Rockland counties. The National Weather Service said the tornado that caused downed power lines, falling trees and flooded roads was an F1 tornado, with winds reaching 110 mph, leaving hundreds of residents immediately powerless and in the dark.

An unexpected power outage like this one has become all too common in our area. When the lights go out, it can be an extremely scary event with the trees falling and winds whipping right outside your window. And, when the grid is down because of severe weather and natural disasters, you never know how long it will take to restore power.

There are ways to avoid staying in the dark. Sunrise Solar Solutions now offers the sonnenBatterie battery back-up solar power system, a critical addition to ensure power reliability and cost efficiency. The battery features a unique power detection system that will sense outages in real-time and will automatically switch over to battery power.

The sonnenBatterie is a 24/7 home energy storage solution that uses intelligent software to manage the energy needs of your home, every minute of every day, season after season. Practically speaking, this means that you’re not only covered throughout the day, but then able to use your solar power at night too. And should a power outage occur, sonnenBatterie has the capacity to keep you humming along even during extended grid failures.

The battery’s smart software equates to a smart investment. The intelligent program can engage in “rate arbitrage”, storing energy when it’s at its most affordable and then running your home off the battery when rates go up. Additionally, the program is user-friendly; with the downloadable sonnenApp, you’re able to check your energy usage and production anytime and from anywhere. You can, therefore, monitor, analyze and take control from your smartphone or tablet as much or as little as you like.

In addition to eliminating worry about getting stuck a dark home without power, adding battery backup to solar installations is an important step to increasing grid resiliency. To find out more info, contact or call 914-762-7622.


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