When Solar Companies Go Dark — Jason Michael Perry

Earlier today, I mentioned a car becoming a brick, but another place where this phenomenon is playing out is with solar power. Solar companies have had a tough time lately, as have many businesses in the face of rising interest rates. The unexpected consequence is that people who own solar panels can’t get the hardware maintained.

Thankfully, many of these systems are built to work when the power is off and Internet connectivity is impossible. However, some of the more advanced solar panels I’ve considered for my home include numerous IoT or connected features that need the power of backend services to function properly.

Maybe companies that offer connected devices or warranties should be required to save money to fund these systems in their untimely demise?