California installer Citadel Roofing & Solar is now selling and installing home generators for residential power outage protection.
Generators can be mixed and matched with other Citadel energy products to provide backup electricity during a utility power outage:
- Generators can be installed on a standalone basis to power some or all of a home’s circuits.
- The Storage + Generator package gives homeowners two emergency power sources: the energy storage system with batteries charged from the grid or other source and the generator.
- The Solar + Storage + Generator package provides the same backup options as the Storage + Generator package but the energy storage system is charged by solar power.
“Californians are increasingly seeking power outage protection, partly because they’re exasperated with the utilities’ rolling blackouts during wildfire season. With the National Interagency Fire Center predicting an even worse wildfire season than last year, there is no relief in sight on that score,” said Executive Vice President Aaron Nitzkin.
“In addition, people are requesting power outage protection simply because they know such products are available now. For example, our Storage + Generator option wasn’t even a concept a few years ago, but we expect it to be popular among homeowners who want two options for backup power.”
Generators and energy storage systems are often configured to power the most important electrical circuits in a home like home office equipment, the refrigerator and some lighting. But some homeowners opt for larger configurations that can power all of their homes’ needs.
“People no longer have to compromise and settle for a modified lifestyle during a utility outage if they don’t want to. With our largest standalone generator or one of our packages, most homeowners can enjoy all the comforts of home during a blackout,” Nitzkin said.
Citadel sells and installs Guardian home backup generators from Generac. The company offers Generac’s 10-kW and 22-kW models, which can run on natural gas or propane. The 22-kW model is the largest air-cooled home standby generator available and can often power the entire home.
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