100% Energy Independence vs 100% Off Grid
There really is a difference here and you can easily be 100% Off Grid and still missing two thirds of all you Energy Expenditures. Home Gas and/or Propane Gas and especially Auto Gas for one car at home or more. If you are not adding this into your total expenses and making a plan to Zero it all out, even if it takes you years to get there, it’s worth the solution to make it happen. We have had people comment by saying, “Who has that much of an energy expense per year?” We have talked with a lot of people in California who are already there and beyond that. We were at $10k almost 10 years ago. We are close to being 100% off grid with 30 Tesla solar panels on our roof and 3 Tesla Powerwall’s. We figure in order to be 100% Energy Independent we will need Off Grid Solar panels and Off Grid Wind generators to charge our EV’s, so we don’t put more load on our home. We will also need bidirectional DC to DC chargers to use that power from our EV’s to add more power to our home. You might be thinking that all sounds like over kill for just one home. Yes, that is true, although it’s not an average home. It’s 4,000 sq ft on 7 acers at the 2,000-foot level in Santa Barbara CA, running multiple businesses, working from home, which takes a lot more energy, well water, sept tanks, no natural gas, no propane, heading 100% electric on everything. We have plenty of space for off grid ground mount solar and wind. Like most people, we just need the time and money to make it all happen. Don’t think you will be doing this all on one solar installation at your home. As you will see, it takes a lot more to do it and it will cost a lot more if you don’t do some of it, in stages when you can.
See more information about this at our DIY (Do It Yourself) page! We are here to help you in all the stages it takes for you to get there!