February 24th, 2010
Isn’t it kind of humorous how the utility companies tell us how it is in our best interest for our solar-powered homes to remain tied to the grid? So, if the power goes down on the local grid, your solar electric systems will not power your house if the grid is down. The utilities claim such a reality to be a safety device – as if that is the only alternative for such a safety? But on the other hand, it is a nice fall-back to have the grid available to your house nevertheless. I think I would prefer to have the stand-alone off-grid system – batteries and all, if such were feasible or allowable for the application.
Adam Trotter P.E. / AVT