Being off the grid means not being hooked up to any utilities. Off-grid homes rely on alternative renewable energy sources such as the sun and the wind. When a building is off the grid, it means it has no connection or relationship with a utility and all the power it uses comes from a source that it generates on its own.
What is meant by “living off the grid” and how to live off the grid in the city?
Living off the grid means living autonomously without reliance on a utility for power. One way to achieve this is to install a solar power system made up of photovoltaic panels to absorb and generate energy from the sun, along with batteries to store that energy for use when the sun is not shining.
How much does it cost to live off the grid?
In order to get off the electric grid you’ll need to buy a specially designed off-grid solar kit with a battery to capture the sun's energy, convert it into electricity, and store extra energy. Once you install the system on your rooftop or balcony, you will no longer be subject to market price fluctuations and you can start saving money on your electricity bills in the long-term.
How does Enel X go off the grid?
One way Enel X can help you live off the grid is by installing a domestic photovoltaic system so you can run your home on clean energy. We offer affordable home solutions for solar power and provide installation, maintenance and repair services. Upgrading to solar panels is a cost-effective way to reduce your personal carbon footprint while saving money on utilities.
Enel X also designs and produces various off-grid devices that can be used in cities as smart urban furniture. One example is the SmartBench, which is equipped with photovoltaic panels. These generate enough energy for the bench to recharge residents' phones and tablets through built-in USB sockets. Another example are the Enel X SolarPole and WindPole. These are streetlights powered by photovoltaic panels and by wind energy, respectively.