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Can Solar Power Save California from Wildfire Threats and Blackouts?

PG&E, the electric company that controls most of Northern California's energy grid, shut off power to close to 1 million customers this past November. The blackouts were on purpose as PG&E was afraid that aging power lines and energy infrastructure could exacerbate the wildfire problem we have here in California. The outages made local headlines and are likely to continue as experts pretty much agree all around, wildfires in California are going to become more severe and more frequent as we move forward.

So what can you do to help lessen the chances of wildfires as well as keep the lights on? The answer is a solar energy system installed by Got Watts Electric! These systems can not only keep your power running during any blackout, but my producing your power, we can lessen the amount of energy being transferred over conventional power-lines, thus reducing the wildfire risk. This is particularly true for consumers residing on the edges of the electric grid, where electrical infrastructure has the tendencey to be less maintained and more likely to spark.

Some local communities are even considering the possibility of joining together many home and business solar power systems to create microgrids — parallel power systems that can keep areas electrified even when the primary grid is inoperative. The business community is especially interested in this as a way to better prepare businesses — like warehouses and data centers — for wildfires and other natural disasters.

For more information on home solar power systems, please contact Got Watts Electric!

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I am extremely happy with my new solar panels and electrical panel upgrade. The team was clean, friendly, and professional. I had some questions and concerns about the process and everything was explained thoroughly and patiently. I hired an outside roofing company, a mix-up occured, and I was getting frustrated, Got Watts went above and beyond and intervened on my behalf. I can not say enough good things about this company.

Marika Shawstad
July 9, 2020

Whitnie Fisher
February 7, 2020

The scheduling process was easy, straightforward and very professional. The electrician did the work beautifully, consulting me when necessary, and cleaning up after himself when he was done. So happy with the result from Watts Electrical!

Megan Rutledge
January 23, 2020

I initially reached out to Watts because I wanted a 2nd quote and they had great reviews online. I ended up going with them because the professionalism and value greatly exceeded my initial quote from another provider. Sam was my rep during the whole process and was great to work with. She was not pushy but was very responsive and knowledgeable. I would absolutely work with her and Watts again!

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Got Watts? Electric, Solar & HVAC

Got Watts? Electric, Solar & HVAC is a residential and commercial electrical contractor serving Pleasant Hill, Concord, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Orinda, Moraga and the rest of the East Bay area of California.

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