Customer Stories

Despite Hurricane Ian’s Devastation, Our Solar Panels Survived

“During Hurricane Ian, a Category 4 storm, Our Panels Remained on Our Roof.”

Ivan Demchenko

October 2022

Weathering the Storm

Despite living in an area prone to hurricanes, we decided to install solar panels on our roof. When Hurricane Ian hit our area as a Category 4 storm, we were very worried about our solar panels’ survival. However, we were pleasantly surprised to find that every single one of the panels remained on our roof.

Florida Power & Light Company Owed Us Money Thanks to Our Panels’ Overproduction.

After the hurricane had passed, we were finally able to assess the damage. When we got our power back, I logged on to FPL. I was shocked to see that yesterday our solar panels produced so much power that we had covered everything we had used, day and night. In fact, we had overproduced to the point that FPL owed us for that day!

The Overproduction Was a Pleasant Surprise Despite Only Being Quoted a 70% Offset

We were pleasantly surprised by this overproduction since we were only quoted a 70 percent offset and did not opt for backup batteries.

Xando Harnessed The Sun

I’d like to express my gratitude to the sun for providing so much raw power that not only fuels life as we know it (and chops my electric bill in half!). Of course, I’d also like to thank the great people of Xando for providing such good quality work.

Our Panels Not Only Survived Hurricane Ian, But Overproduced Energy.

We rode out this hurricane, and at one point, I was sure every one of those panels would have been blown off, along with the roof. To see them not only still there but overproducing is very impressive. We are very happy with the decision to install solar panels and would recommend it to anyone looking to reduce their carbon footprint and energy costs.