OFF GRID ELECTRICITY: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
What exactly is off grid electricity? Of course, many people have different ideas of what this is. For the purpose of this article, it's electricity that you generate on your own property.
OFF GRID ELECTRICITY OPTIONS
> Solar (such as photovoltaics) generally using solar panels > Wind using a wind turbine (windmill) to turn a generator for your power
YES, YOU CAN RUN MULTIPLE OFF GRID ELECTRIC SYSTEMS
For example, you might be living off the grid in a location with many cloudy days. You could be in an area with little sunshine due to cloudy conditions or location.
HOW WE GENERATE ELECTRICITY IN OUR OFF THE GRID HOME
We currently run solar panels supplemented by our generator. We hope to eventually add a wind turbine because we have more wind than sun during the winter.
WHY CONSIDER OFF GRID ENERGY
There are generally two main reasons to consider off grid power. One is that it is a personal choice. The other is when you have no choice due to location.
THE BENEFITS OF OFF GRID ELECTRICITY
So, although it is great to be off the grid, having easy access to electric power can be very beneficial. It gives allows many conveniences that assist off grid living.
ENERGY STORAGE OFF THE GRID
There are generally two ways to store energy. One is on-site through a battery or combination of batteries in a bank. The other is to use your public utility for energy storage.