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Solar electric systems are a great source of clean, reliable electricity. Solar electricity can be stored in battery banks for use at night or on cloudy days. Or it can be “stored” on the electrical grid. Remember, even though initial costs may be high, running from $5,000 to $20,000 or more, the fuel (sunlight) is free and abundant and clean and it’s not under the control of some powerful multinational corporation.
Solar electric systems are modular, which means that you can install them incrementally. You can start small and expand as your finances permit.Solar electricity, like other technologies discussed in this guide, provides energy independence. No matter whether you live in a busy city or a sleepy town or a remote rural area, solar electricity can meet your needs, and help replace waning supplies of oil and natural gas.