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What You Need to Know About Off-Grid Power Systems

Transitioning to an off-grid power system can be a great decision for many homeowners, especially if you live in a remote area, as well as RV enthusiasts. These systems enable you to become completely energy independent, allowing you more control of your day-to-day life. If you own a home, this means you won’t experience the increasingly common power outages that homes connected to the grid do. Additionally, you won’t have to pay cost hikes that electricity companies can charge. Being completely energy independent does come with more responsibility though. When you are on a grid-tied system, you can purchase more power in the event that you need it, whereas off-grid users must calculate their energy usage before installation, to ensure they will produce and store enough energy for the home to function properly.

Making the switch to off-grid can help you make the most out of your energy system and reduce your carbon footprint, but there are a few things you should know before making the switch.

  1. Be prepared and familiar with all of the components needed for an off-grid system.
  2. Decide what type of battery storage system is best suited for your needs.
  3. Calculate your energy use and production needs.
  4. Understand the other financial and logistical benefits you’ll receive by transitioning to a fully off-grid lifestyle.

For more information on each of these 4 details of setting up an off-grid power system, please read through this article. If you have any further questions reach out and contact a RELiON representative.