We recently went over the changing net metering landscape and how it may affect utility rate payers in California. Other states will be next. One way to avoid these changing rate structures is to simply disconnect from the grid entirely. Mobile Solar has been allowing customers to do just that for over 10 years. Our trailers’ solar-plus-energy storage combination gives users the ability to use the sun’s energy 24/7. An appropriately sized solar system working in conjunction with a large enough battery is more than capable taking a home off-grid. Throw an electric car into the mix and total energy independence is a very real possibility.
We know that it can be difficult, if not impossible, to park a solar trailer at homes in urban areas. With that in mind, we recently developed a solution that is designed to provide all of the same benefits of our trailers to homeowners, but within limited space. Our new RB-Series takes the innards of our trailers and condenses it into a package that can easily fit in a garage. The system is also fully capable of operating outdoors if you want to place it near the exterior of your home.
This system is not capable of taking your home off the grid on its own. It needs a power source to charge the battery. We usually recommend solar but wind can be a better option in certain locations. Depending on the size of the battery, our system should be able to keep your home running like normal for well over 24 hours without any energy input. If you do find yourself draining the battery in the middle of the night or after a long period of cloudy days we recommend a gas/diesel generator as backup.
Electricity is not going to get cheaper. Utilities aren’t going to get any easier to deal with. Mobile Solar allows you to create your own power and make your own rules. Contact us today and take the first step towards energy independence.