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If I have solar panels, will I have electricity when the power goes out?

If I have solar panels, will I have electricity when the power goes out? Solarize project

When the power goes out, your solar panels will automatically shut down.  The reason is very simple - if someone is working on the lines to bring the electricity back on in the neighborhood, the energy you are producing could harm the worker. 

 
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