stock here: Note also March 13th as a second evil day, kind of like the back to back Solar Flares that create such havoc.
What timing, I just bought 2 large metal garbage cans last night. The intention is to stuff my Outback backup power system and all the related controllers into these cans. In the event of a CME or EMP, my primary Enphase backup system could be fried. From credible sources, the solar PV electric panels themselves will likely not be fried, especially if you disconnect them from the grid before hand.
The Outback will be my double backup. I originally intended it to be my primary, but with Sunrun effing up a contract, taking 2 years to do what should happen in 3 weeks, and then installing non-code compliant equipment that I busted them on. And they did properly respond and put in the latest Enphase Equipment. Due to that delay I did not install the Outback and the technology on the control systems, and the batteries both changed for the better. So the fairly pricey Outback will sit in a trash can, in my attic, ready for that CME or EMP. It’s better than trying to sell it off.
Now that said, hours after I purchased my Faraday Cages….the sun blew off the largest CME that I have seen in a decade, largest earth directed anyway. That should arrive late Saturday or Sunday. There could be power disruptions so if you haven’t lit up your generator(s) lately, this is the time to do it.
Do I think this is the big one? not really, but with the odd shaped Coronal Hole that could provide a double whammy, it could be large. Double whammies are more damaging than a single large blow.