Can An Off-Grid Solar System Power A Modern Home?

There is a lot of interest from individuals who want to go off-grid with solar power. Many want to know if their modern off-grid homes could be powered entirely by solar, rather than a less energy-intensive cabin.

That answer is yes. Off-grid solar systems can be designed to power any home with modern systems and appliances. Solar + Storage systems can be equipped with lithium-ion batteries specially designed for integrating with a solar system. However, powering an entire off-grid home with modern appliances would require quite a large storage solution with several batteries. 

Though special appliances are not required, it is typically prudent to avoid any form of electrical heat such as electrical space heating or water heating and to rely on gas for providing energy for heat. Such gas heated systems (as well as electrical heating) can also be assisted by solar thermal collectors.

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