I didn't say that I agree with his timetable but I am watching his progress. But he has been off of the grid for months (he does use nat gas for hot water) but runs the stove, lights, TV, & more from solar & rechargeable batteries 24/7 even this time of year. Federal law says that an electric company MUST buy power from such & any other sources when it is offered to the power company. They install a 'reverse power meter' at their expense. IF you have a backyard windmill, or a water wheel on a river or creek or whatever, they are compelled by law to buy your power output.<quoted text>
Then let me ask: where is this grid of his where he is able to supply all the electricity for his home? How many years of this grid investment will it take him to break even or realize a profit?
As I see it, solar power is not cost effective in this day & age. But after the initial cost, my son gets NO power bill ever.
Of course any law is subject to be changed.