Having energy independence is something that sounds enticing, but not everybody knows how to get there. With all the advancements in technology, you will better be able to put yourself in a position where you can save yourself a lot of money on energy costs. You will be free from the increasing of prices in energy costs, and be able to rely on yourself. You can have solar panels for those periods of the day where the costs are high, and use regular energy from a utility company when they are lower.
- The simplest and most effective way to gain some energy independence is to install solar PV. You will generate your own power and export the excess to the grid; for which you will receive a credit.
- A home energy storage system means more of the solar electricity you generate stays in your home and less is exported to the grid.
- To really maximize your energy independence, self-sufficiency and the amount of solar energy used in your own home, you need a larger battery system.
“Having a solar battery gives you a lot more freedom in choosing how to store, sell, and use the energy your system has created rather than relying on the grid as your only option. So while having a solar battery isn’t necessary, there are many added benefits to consider that help offset the additional cost.”
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