SMA Inverters Give Power Even During a Power Outage!

When there is a power outage in your area, no energy can be delivered to your home because all power grids in the area are essentially shut-off. Even if you have solar panels, your inverter will be down and unable to produce power.

However, if you have an SMA inverter, there is good news. The SMA 3000, 3800, 4000, 5000, 6000, 7000, and 7700 TL-22 series inverters are equipped with an amazing feature, called Secure Power Supply (SPS), that allows you to use some energy from your solar panels even during a power outage.

The SMA Inverter has a circuit that can carry up to 1500 Watts of energy to a dedicated outlet with a switch. To learn how to use this SMA feature, click here. In the event of a power outage, all you have to do is simply flip ON the switch and your dedicated outlet will have power. You can use the outlet to charge your phone or laptop, plug in a power tool, run an air compressor, etc. You may even plug in a power strip so you can have even more outlets available to you. Please note that if you draw more than 1500 Watts, the power source will automatically disconnect until your load falls below that limit.

Recently, one of our customers suffered a power outage in their neighborhood. As you can see from their energy production chart below, the power outage lasted over five hours.  They smartly utilized the SMA inverter SPS feature, and were able to continue to operate normally throughout the day.

Our customer’s Secure Power Supply (SP “The outlets were lifesavers!!!” said the customer. “They kept our phone and internet going the whole day – as well as powering the power tool we needed most – the air compressor so we could keep working.”

SMA Inverters Power Outage

This graph shows what happens during a power outage to normal solar panels without the SPS.

SMA Inverters Power Outage

Our customer’s Secure Power Supply (SPS)




Testimonials from a few of our customers:

“The team at Aikyum is highly professional. They completed the jobs (installing solar panels at 3 different locations) in a timely fashion with the greatest satisfaction.”Orange County Solar Panel Installation | Aikyum Solar
– Vraj L.

“I have been very happy with the whole experience and Aikyum will get my unbridled recommendation in the future.”
– Arun Jain

“I reached out looking for someone to repair my system after a roof install and was incredibly impressed by how attentive Harina and her service tech Joey were in not only getting my system back in order but going above and beyond by contacting the manufacturer after the two inverters failed to operate. I would absolutely use them again in a heart beat, for any future solar needs. Thanks again Aikyum Solar.”
– Celso G.

“Harina patiently met with us several times to help me understand the details of solar and to suggest approaches that no other bidder had proposed.  Her installation team was punctual, courteous and efficient.”
– Carol R.

“Working with Aikyum was extremely easy and streamlined. Harina and her team took care of everything from permitting, to HOA approvals, to final notices to the city and HOA.”
– Apur L.