There’s a lot to consider when deciding if an off-grid renewable energy system is right for your home. For many remote properties there’s no choice other than to go off-grid, with the cost of connecting to the grid higher than installing even a large independent energy system.
Others are looking to escape the electricity grid and associated bills. Going fully off-grid is rarely the answer due to its high up-front cost. A grid connected solar system is usually the economic solution, perhaps with a grid-connected battery, too.
Being responsible for your own energy generation can be enormously satisfying instead of using grid electricity from coal-fired power stations. Explore the list below to help you find out more about off-grid renewable energy systems, and use our Advice Service to plan the right system for your household.
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