Will solar panels work during a power outage?

Will solar panels work during a power outage?

No - If the grid fails, Australian law mandates that all grid-connected solar panel systems automatically shut off (unless you have battery back-up). 
This mechanism prevents solar systems from feeding energy into a dead grid, and thus endangering electricians as they work on the line. 
Your solar system will shut down the instant the blackout begins and reconnect the instant it ends, needing no action on your part. 

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