“How much will it cost to get me off the grid?”
It’s not a bad question. You’re probably just asking the wrong question about solar energy. Why is it the wrong question?
1. You probably don’t want to “get off the grid.”
2. What you probably mean is, “how much is it going to cost me and how much am I going to save?”
You’re not alone – just about everyone starts their journey into solar thinking they are going to say goodbye to the utility company.
Getting “off the grid” technically requires eliminating your connection to the utility grid. The fact of the matter is that running a home or business on solar energy and stored energy alone is usually very expensive, requires quite a bit of maintenance, and may require that you change your lifestyle significantly. You probably want to stay connected to the grid and offset your electricity bill while selling excess energy back to the utility company at a fair price. Does that sound like what you meant to say?
Once we get over this initial clarification about solar energy, the learning process goes much better. There is a chance that you do want to “get off the grid,” or maybe you want battery backup with solar energy instead of a generator. If that is the case, I can certainly help you with that! The vast majority of people learning about solar energy quickly learn that they just want to save money, change the source of their energy, or contribute to a better future for our planet.
Whether you are interested in truly getting off the grid, or just reducing your bills and dependence on utility electricity, I would be delighted to discuss your solar energy needs. Contact me at (239) 574-1500!