Generator VS Solar With Battery Back Up?

If you want power when the grid goes down you have the choice of getting a generator or a solar with battery backup system. (Also called an off grid solar system.) An off grid solar system will cost more than a generator but is far superior if correctly designed.

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Another Home goes Off the Grid!

We recently installed an 8kw ground mount pv system with battery back up for a customer in Johnston County.   Now his refrigerator, well pumps, kitchen, living room and bed room circuits all off the grid.  All other circuits are still powered by the utility however his solar system should net zero or come close to zeroing out his […]

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Want to take your home off grid?

The Sunny Island is a great product for grid tied battery back up.

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Solar Owners Fear Squirrel Apocolypse!

Pictures and an account of how squirrels can damage PV arrays.

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Taking your Well Pump Off Grid is a Viable Solar Option!

Here is a small PV system designed to take the customers well pump off grid!

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Thinking of going off the grid? Here’s what you can expect.

“Why can’t I just go off the grid?”  That’s a question I hear from about a third of the people who call me interested in solar.  Some of them are very persistent as well.  “If I’m paying thousands of dollars for solar panels I want them to work in case of a power outage.”  A […]

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