WHOOPS! It seems that all those people who had solar panels installed on their roofs but didn‚Äôt pay the extra money for a battery system in their homes are finding out that said solar panels are worthless once PG&E shut down the grid in northern California to prevent brush fires:
California residents are learning their solar panels can't keep the lights on amid PG&E power cuts.
‚ÄĒ Bloomberg TicToc (@tictoc) October 11, 2019
Solar panels will be mandatory on all news homes in California next year. Batteries? Not mandatory:
Beginning in 2020, it will be mandatory for all new homes in California to be built with solar panels. Though, Camp Fire survivors are exempt. Details in the link. https://t.co/3gQMdw6Plm
‚ÄĒ Action News Now (@ActionNewsNow) September 11, 2019
As of the writing of this post, ‚Äúnearly 200K‚ÄĚ are still without power in northern California:
‚ÄĒ KTVU (@KTVU) October 11, 2019