Sure. Even a really bad one.
There is a lot of "worry" from both consumers and policy makers that somehow solar panels won't be able to stand up to Florida's scrutinizing weather events. For that reason building codes are extremely strict for solar, particularly in high wind hurricane zones like Palm Beach, Broward and of course Miami-Dade -- all in our primary local market.
To that point, that is why we install only certain brands of solar panels that are specifically built for high wind speeds and believe it or not high snow loads. 2020 has thrown some curve balls at us, so we are going to be prepared.
As you can see by the image taken from Tyndall Air force Base in the Florida Panhandle after Hurricane Michael made landfall a Cat 5 Storm with sustained wind speeds as high as 162 MPH. To put it into perspective Palm Beach, Broward, and Dade require installation methods tested at 170-mph and 180-mph. Your panels aren't likely going anywhere.
This means after the storm has passed you're bound to be a very popular household in your neighborhood.
Power everything in your home with the sun by day and by night.
Even when the power is out.
Every year thousands of tons of food and vital medicines are lost due to power outages, and not just outages caused by hurricanes. Until now, the only way to protect your home was to buy a fossil fuel traditional generator and stock up on gasoline by storing it in little red containers in your garage - wicked unsafe. Solar panels plus Powerwall makes gas generators obsolete for home use.
How Does That Even Work?
High efficiency solar panels make plenty of energy during the day to power your home and store additional excess energy in your Tesla Powerwall system to provide stored solar energy all night long until the sun comes up the next day to begin filling up the Powerwall again. When the electric grid is up and running your excess energy is sold back at fair full retail credit (in most Florida areas). This gives you the benefit of a low utility bill all year long and access to reliable power to power everything in your home, even when the power is out.
Can It Power Everything in Your Home, Even Your HVAC?
When designed properly your solar and Powerwall installation can power your HVAC when the power is out. Astronauts are living aboard a space station right now 260 miles above the earth traveling at 15000 mph. Their only source of power is solar panels and batteries. The primary difference is that it will not cost billions of dollars to set up your system.