When people discuss alternative energy and living disconnected from the power system, some people feel right away that they will have to do without many of their modern amenities to live in such a manner. Some others may think this is an endeavor exclusively for granola loving hipsters, whose simple ways of life concur with fewer technologies, such as televisions, air conditioners, and so on. The fact is, living off the grid is a possibility available to anybody. All the same, you may need to have a larger investment if you are powering high-energy appliances, but this would simply mean you need a larger system.
The increasing demand for renewable energy technology has led to the development of more efficient and easy to use components to make living off the grid a more reasonable option for people that are willing to be aware of their energy usage.
Utilizing renewable energy sources to produce electricity is a fairly simple procedure. You need a power source. such as the sun, wind or water from which you will harness the power to a low voltage direct current (DC). The power generated by the system is stored in battery banks where it is then converted, using an inverter, into functional alternating current (AC) to run your electrical appliances.
Living off the grid with renewable power resources can be almost completely automated as well. Except for the maintenance of your batteries, there is almost no special attention needed, other than monitoring your energy use to make sure you do not exceed your supply with your demand. The key to success in living off the grid is making sure you sized your system to meet the requirement of your energy needs.
Living off the grid and not depending on the power company can be an refresh feeling. The sensing of energy freedom is like no other and you can be proud of your feats to fight global warming and best of all, you may never have to worry about a power outage again. It is important to do your research and find out which alternate energy sources will work best for you in your geographic region, however it is unquestionably worthy to learn how to live off the grid and feel the thrill of freedom being off the grid can give.
The writer use solar energy to power the electrical need at their cottage for more than 15 years and enjoying the freedom of living off the grid and not depend on the power company.