Times are changing and utilities should, too. Apart from saving money and making a better world, a major driver in the switch to solar PV and storage is declaring your energy independence. Concern over rising electricity prices is not only about money – it’s also about the relative strength of ordinary householders and big suppliers. Some customers must feel they’ve lost control.

We will inevitably run out of oil, coal and natural gas. While we continue our consumption of these increasingly expensive and dangerous energy sources, our national security and economy suffers. Solar is one step in the right direction. Solar power invites great benefit of independence because again, the “fuel” for solar panels cannot be bought or monopolized. It is free for all to use. Once you have solar panels on your roof, you have an essentially independent source of electricity that is all yours. This is important for individuals, but also for our towns and cities, and even for institutional companies.

Luckily, there is a way to liberate your property from these unstable, fluctuating electric pesos per kilowatt; investing in on-site distributed energy generation, such as a solar energy system allows property owners to achieve partial or total energy independence, leading to price stability, reduced energy costs, and participation in a green economy.