Step 1 of Going Off Grid for Life revolves around establishing that you have the budget to suit your energy usage.
Powering your house with 100% renewable electricity is ethical, ecological and economical… but only if you do it properly. A lot of people are excited to say goodbye to their electricity meter and become self-sufficient, but it’s important to keep both feet on the ground.
The cost of your off grid system largely depends on how much electricity your household uses. Some people tend to use a lot of electricity, while others pride themselves on an efficient lifestyle. The key to ‘budget’ with planning to live off grid, is that the less power you use, the cheaper your system will be.
It is possible to power anything with off grid renewable energy but if you don’t have the entry-level budget for your unique lifestyle, the dream can be full of compromises.
If you want to be sure you’ll have a reliable flow of electricity, you need to have the budget to buy an off grid system that will suit your lifestyle.
What budget do you need?
- Every household is different when it comes to their power usage. For this reason we start the process with a few easy to answer questions to get a ballpark figure on how much power you will need to get off the grid. To get an idea of how much power you will need specific to your own unique circumstances simply give us a call on 0403 943 757.
- Based on the Initial Energy Questionnaire that we complete together over the phone, Going Off Grid will send you an Initial Energy Estimate of how much energy (in kilowatt hours – kwh) you use on an average day.
- You can take the results of the Initial Energy Estimate and use them on the Off Grid Cost Estimate Table to see what your budget could be. You’ll see an image of the estimate table to the right, simply click on it to visit that page.
- Now you can play with the numbers to figure out if going off the grid works for you by using the Off Grid Budget Calculator. You’ll also see an image of the calculator to the right, if you click on it you will be taken to the calculator page.
A Frequently Asked Question: How do I save money when I am going off grid?