Energy independent communities provide emission-free, state-of-the-art photovoltaic powered homes, retail spaces and community facilities. Powered by clean, renewable solar energy, an energy independent community consumes less kW hours than it produces. By converting sunlight directly to electricity, solar photovoltaic systems consume no fuel, use no water, produce no waste and do not produce greenhouse gases. It’s an approach that reaps huge dividends for the planet and the economy, helping to end our dependence on foreign oil. Unlike traditional energy production that is affected by the price volatility of fuel or coal, solar energy provides a source that is virtually inexhaustible. This allows full departure from traditional grid-dependent energy and allows the communities of the future to produce energy at the place of consumption and become truly energy independent.
A sustainable, environmentally sensitive, green community is powered by the sun, with the majority of its electric needs generated from an on-site solar photovoltaic energy facility. By consuming less kilowatt hours than the solar facilities located on the property will produce, energy independence comes from clean, renewable solar energy.