What do we mean by energy independence?
It’s simple. Harvest the sunlight that hits your property so you don’t have to rely on the power company. You can use them as a battery, storing your excess production during the day and pulling it back at night, or you can store your own and truly cut the wire.
The best value today in solar is a grid-tie net-billing solution. These systems have break even rates as low as 8-9 years. Even with a home equity loan or a Department of Environmental Quality loan you’ll break even in about 12 years. During all the time you’ll save almost exactly your payment off the power bill. Doesn’t get much better than that.
But if you want to be truly independent, on-site storage will let you keep your power, throw the lever on the power meter, and say goodbye to the big power companies.