Generating your own solar

Is going solar the same as going "off the grid?"

Most rooftop solar systems continue to use the local electric system. Generally, solar systems do not produce all the energy a home needs on cloudy days or at night. An average home will need a reliable energy supply for the majority of its electric needs. You’ll also need to be connected to the grid to be compensated for putting any extra power you may generate back on to the electric system. Extra power is usually produced during early afternoon hours.

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