the first steps in going off-grid and going renewable are to reduce the energy wasted in your home through inefficiencies. Get a professional home energy audit conducted to tell you where energy is wasted. When you make the changes in your home, the U.S Dept of Energy says you can see savings of up to 30% in your total utility bills for the year.
1.) Make smart energy decisions, like weatherizing your home, insulating, and getting energy efficient appliances
2.) Make energy lifestyle changes in the way you use energy in your home to consume less, or get smart home products that can do this for you.
3.) Properly size your solar and renewable energy systems to offset and store energy for these loads.