The Off-Grid Dilemma

March 2011
Harrowsmith Country Life (11908416);Mar2011, Vol. 35 Issue 216, p30
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.


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