If we get a small system (< 2.6 kW) and ignore the feed-in tariff by just not applying to be able to export power to the grid, would we then be able to use the power from our panels (or battery) when the grid fails ?

If we get a small system (< 2.6 kW) and ignore the feed-in tariff by just not applying to be able to export power to the grid, would we then be able to use the power from our panels (or battery) when the grid fails ?

- If you have a battery backup system connected to your solar system, then depending on the wiring, some internal services like the fridge could still be operated by the batteries. If you are connected to the grid you will not be able to.