Can I Go Off-Grid With Solar?

Yes, provided you install battery-backup systems to provide power when your demands exceed your production, such as at night. However, this is not recommended for typical homes for several reasons.

  • First, off-grid systems add cost, extending your payback period.
  • Second, you may not be eligible for some incentives if you do not connect your system to your utility.
  • Lastly, staying connected to the grid ensures you will rarely be without power.

These caveats aside, going off the grid with solar does make sense ins select situations. Remote cabins or locations where power is simply not available from a utility provider, for example, are common off-grid locations for solar power. 

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