Essential Loads in a Nutshell
Emergency backup power systems are independent sources of electrical power that support your essential electrical loads when grid power is down. These systems often include may a solar array, batteries and/or a generator. Backup power protects your property and provides you with a moderate level of comfort and convenience during a utility outage.
What is an Essential Load?
An essential load is anything that you consider vital to keep running when your utility goes down. It is important to carefully choose which loads you want to power because the more power you use will increase how much you need to produce and store, increasing the cost of your backup system.
Believe it or not, there are loads that are not recommended for off grid or battery backup use because they consume excessive power. To learn more about loads you should and should not power with your battery system, access our full guide: Essential Loads in a Nutshell.