Living off the grid gives one a sense of independence and pride. We use our own knowledge and labor to keep our off-the-grid power system up and running. For those who haven’t yet selected an off-the-grid power system, below is a review of some different options available.
What option is best depends on a lot of variables, including location and personal preference. For example, a homestead in the sunny southwest will likely have a different power system than a homestead hidden in a mountain valley. Regardless of your location, there’s a system for you.
Solar power is a great choice for many homesteads. A solar power system can provide adequate power even when it’s not sunny all the time. Basically, a solar power system works like this: Solar panels capture energy from the sun, an inverter converts it into a form of energy that can be stored in batteries, and the batteries provide power to the homestead.