Thinking about living off the grid and powering your home with a solar system? There are several important factors you need to consider before making the switch. Will the local utility allow you to disconnect from the grid? If so, do you have enough panels to overproduce energy and ensure that your home has a constant source of power? And what about home backup batteries, do you have enough to keep the lights on during the night or in the morning?
Finally, where do you want to install your panels, on the roof or as a ground mount array in a rural area?(more…)