Try powering your home full time with a generator. You'd need to use about 90 gallons of gas per month... and at a cost of around $250 or more to do it.
Plus, it’s not like I wanted to have a 90 gallons bomb around my family and house.
So this option was off the list.
Next, I considered using solar energy.
I’ve heard the solar industry boomed over the last years and solar panels really can be effective.
But, maybe you’ve heard, here in Memphis, Tennessee it can be overcast for a month straight during the winter and being dependent on solar panels becomes inadmissible.
Not to mention that installing professional panels would have cost me an easy $11,000… And I certainly didn’t have the money to invest…
The idea to buy a DIY solar kit crossed my mind, but when I saw the costs, I changed my mind…
Plus, I did some research on the subject and I found out that such kits rarely produce even 20% of the energy advertised.