An increasing number of people are becoming attracted by the possibility of installing standalone electricity generating systems in their homes or on other premises. There is a number of reasons for this, including the key point that many of the sellers of these systems claim that significant savings can be made and that it means that there is no dependence on a national grid for power.
Indeed, there are many benefits to this type of set-up, particularly those that rely on renewable energy sources such as solar energy. This is a natural resource that is abundant in many areas of the world, although obviously this does not work so well in countries that have a low number of daylight hours throughout the year.
It almost goes without saying that perhaps the biggest advantage of this type of system is that it really can result in savings, although this is generally only over the longer term. Many systems will incur initial set-up costs that can be more or less elevated depending on the technology used and the size of the system.
However, if an upfront cost is something you are willing to bear, then standalone solar power systems may well be the way to go; there are very few costs after the initial installation of the equipment when compared to grid power. On the other hand you will need to pay for replacement batteries for your system, as well as maintenance.