Backup Power is the Beginning of Living Off Grid

| 1/16/2018 10:28:00 AM

Tags: off-grid, solar energy, Aur Beck, backup power,

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In recent months, we have seen the plight of millions of families as they struggle to cope without the power grid and this is becoming much more frequent.  What would your life be like without the monopoly of the power company? We are so dependent on electricity…almost everything at your home (and mine) would quit without power.

Look around your home. Your land-line phone, fireplace and pilot lights (on stoves and hot water heaters) are likely gone. Our reliance on electrical power has increased significantly over the past 20 years. So when there is a power failure, we have no communications, no heat and no hot water. Our electricity-intensive society needs backup power more than ever.

I’ve been installing home battery backup power systems on and off for 20 years.

Water - wells are great…but “no power, no water” (for drinking, sanitation, irrigating your garden, etc).  You can’t live without water!

Freezer & fridge - Is your garden’s harvest in the freezer?  Say goodbye to it. Ouch!

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Do a search on the internet for off grid solar panels. Three that popped up on the first page were Home Depot, Lowes, and There are probably dozens of other packages or you can buy the components individually. Many installers of grid-tied solar should be able to do off-grid applications. Ask them how many off-grid they have done and ask for references. Talk to homeowners that have done business with them. Also check BBB and local county zoning, business groups to see that they are licensed and insured. Some urban areas may condemn your residence without utility electric service. If so, be sure to get a variance before you start.

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