10 Steps To Off-Grid With Solar PV Panels

A blog post by Glenn Forslin

This is like rehab, getting off of the power grid, but its not a 12-step to recovery – it’s only a 10-step toward power independence.

  1. Determine your historical energy use from your past electric bills. Pay attention to the difference between summer and winter power usage.
  2. Determine your roof area available for photovoltaic panels. the panels mounted on your roof or ground contain the photovoltaic (PV) cells which convert sunlight into DC power. South facing surface areas are best but seasonal variations in sun exposure allow for a variety of solar panel placements to be used.  Read more  http://greenremodelforum.com/GRF/blog/?p=220
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