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Off Grid? Can I run my house without using electricity from the grid?

With the cost of solar panels and batteries falling there is a lot of discussion from all areas around “going off grid”. What does this really mean and what are the challenges and opportunities for the average consumer?

In this series of Thought Pieces we will explore what going off grid really means, from an individual home, through communities to virtual communities. We will explore the challenges they would face and what opportunities they would realise. In this first piece we look at how an average consumer could go about this, taking their home off grid. How could they do this? How practical and economic are the answers?

Read our report to find out more.