Solar panels vs EMP in Are You Really Ready? Posted July 15, 2015 Solar panels are very likely to get zapped by EMP and can be shielded. I have a book at home and I'm at the library. I'll try to remember to write the name down and give it to you next week. It gives detailed info on shielding. My thoughts are, why bother? I will use the panels until the hooey hits. No matter what the flavor of hooey we get, someone will decide they need my panels more than I do and will relieve me of them. They can't be hidden from everybody. So I don't expect to have them once the grid goes down anyhow. It isn't worth defended them to the death. I am trying to get my home set up so I can survive ok with no electricity. I have a wood stove for heat, very large, screened windows and a screened porch for ventilation, getting awnings made to shade the windows, water is rain catch cistern and I am putting a hand pump in. I have plenty of oil lamps and candle wax for lights. If I can get a garden going and have the orchard producing and the goats for milk we can manage without the stores. I do, however require hay delivery in winter for the goats and don't have the capacity to produce feed for the poultry at this point. Still working on it.