TITLE

The Off-Grid Dilemma

AUTHOR(S)
WAYLAND, BRIDGET
PUB. DATE
March 2011
SOURCE
Harrowsmith Country Life (11908416);Mar2011, Vol. 35 Issue 216, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article compares the costs of installing an off-grid system versus connecting to an electrical grid in Canada. Consumers who are already connected to a grid are advised to take an inventory of all their appliances and electrical gadgets, taking note of how much wattage they use. The cost of installing the appropriate wind and solar systems could be determined by an alternative energy company. The article shows how to calculate how many years it will take for an off-grid system to pay for itself.
ACCESSION #
59257964

 

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