Severe thunderstorms leave Sydney residents without power for nearly a week: how a solar battery can keep you powered through a storm


Severe storms have caused multiple power outages across Sydney & NSW, leaving residents without power for days at a time.

On 18th of February 2020, 80,000 homes lost power due to a blackout leaving residents waiting in the dark for their power to be restored unable to use their devices and appliances.

On 13th of February 2020, 13,000 residents across Sydney and the NSW coast were left without power for almost a week. That is a long time to go without power, the blackout had residents boiling pots of water with candles just to provide baths and food. Others had to take cold showers and eat out because most of their food had spoilt.

Unfortunately, storms can strike at any time and are often the cause of devastating blackouts. Thankfully, we have a solution.

There’s no need to worry with blackout protection

Solar batteries allow you to store energy that’s produced during the day, so you can use it when you need it the most (such as at night or during a blackout).

A solar battery fitted with blackout protection allows you to take back control. Its technology can sense power outages and supply you with power during the roughest storms.

I have solar and I’m interested in finding out more…

If you already have solar panels and are interested in installing a solar battery with blackout protection, we have a range of batteries with different levels of protection depending on your personal energy requirements.

Whether you want to keep your necessities running or are after more comprehensive coverage during a blackout, we have a range of products to suit your needs.

The added benefit of solar batteries is that they result in savings because you won’t need to purchase large amounts of electricity from the grid at night! Additionally, if a blackout strikes, your battery will automatically switch on to power your essential loads.


Sounds cool, but I don’t have solar…

It’s never too late to explore your options and make the shift to renewable energy. The biggest benefits of solar energy are:

  • Reduced energy bills. This is how our customer achieved a $50 credit on his energy bill.
  • Protection during a blackout. If you have a solar battery fitted with blackout protection, you’ll be able to use stored solar energy to power your way through an outage!
  • Solar batteries are the solution. Solar batteries allow you to store your energy for use when you need it the most, leading to maximised savings!
  • Environmental benefits. Solar energy is the future and it’s a fantastic way to sustainably source your energy.

Don’t forget about servicing!

Your solar system may need a service now more than ever. Thunderstorms, rain, wind and hail can all damage your solar panels. This leads to reduced energy production because the solar panels are unable to properly absorb sunlight. If a storm has recently hit your area, we highly recommend booking a service. 

If you would like to talk to a solar specialist about blackout protection or servicing your system, call Sunbank Solar Batteries today on 1300 28 29 30.