Last summer in 2018, we realized a dream we had for years and converted the homestead to solar power. To say it that way over-simplifies what was in fact a journey that took us almost eight months to complete. I am going to try and go through the process, in the hopes that others might learn from the many, many mistakes that we made.
The first and biggest challenge we faced was selecting a local solar energy company that could handle all the work of installing the solar array, installing and wiring all the equipment both inside and outside the house, including batteries and everything we would need to sever our tie to the Grid (capital “G” to denote an evil connotation).
We live in Maine, and there really were only a few choices for solar companies that could do this work for us.