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Adapt Energy’s experts and thought leaders bring knowledge and understanding to home automation energy solutions, but Jorge Ortiz brings an additional level to the conversation – his own experience.

Ortiz is a Florida homeowner who powers his home through a combination of solar and battery power and the home automation control of Adapt Energy. He shared his perspectives with Troy Morgan, CEO of PanTech Design, and host James Kent.

“It’s crazy here in Florida with afternoon storms and hurricanes,” Ortiz said. “It was always on our radar when we purchased the home to say, ‘Hey, we need some sort of backup solution.’ After researching options, he settled on solar as an essential component for his energy needs.

Ortiz soon realized a battery backup also needed to be part of the equation, because solar power by itself would not keep powering his home in the event of a power outage. “For safety purposes, for the people that work on the power lines, the system needs to shut down to where it’s not feeding power back,” Ortiz said.

While researching his home battery options, Ortiz discovered PanTech and its home automation solutions. Now equipped with Adapt Energy and a Sonnen battery, Ortiz can control his home energy needs and decide how to operate during a power outage.
When storms approach, his Adapt Energy system lets Ortiz know to prepare his home by telling the system to begin charging the battery.

“Having a battery is great, but the battery can only power so many things or so much,” Morgan said. Adapt Energy manages the power needs of a home during such emergencies. It can shut down high-power utilities in the house before area outages. The system also allows the homeowner the ability to select which resources to keep powered on during an emergency.

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