The key to making it work with your home and solar energy systems is the installation of a circuit breaker. To save money, don’t buy a single breaker that you’ll need to install in several homes at once. In most cases, you’ll find two basic “circuit breakers” that will do the job: one inside the home and one outside your house.
If you have a large or complex home, or a solar system that requires a separate circuit breaker, you can find a better way to make it work. Here are several options.
Use a breaker in your home
If, as many do in the residential electric world, you already have an electric circuit breaker installed, chances are you already have a circuit breaker inside your home that’s capable of generating electricity. As you’ll learn from this article, circuit breakers have a lot more value in your investment than you might think.
If you have a small, but well-established solar home that is already generating electricity, you can install a circuit breaker outside the home, either a circuit breaker installed in an outdoor or indoors enclosure, or a breaker installed in your backyard or on your neighbor’s property. These are the easiest ways to cut costs, which will make these home-based systems more affordable.
If you’re buying or selling your home, a well-designed circuit breaker or breaker panel can reduce the number of electrical contacts on a house by 99 percent, which can mean savings of thousands of dollars.
If you’re installing a battery or solar battery for the first time, make sure it has a circuit breaker installed for it at a cost of 1 cent per pound (which is about $3 per pound for an A5-sized brick). Then, install a battery-free unit that can generate the electricity it needs. Using a good combination of batteries and breaker panels is a great way to save money. For a more detailed explanation, read the How does a system work? article.
Use an outdoor circuit breaker to generate electricity
If you don’t have a local power outlet, it’s easy to find ways to make an inexpensive circuit breaker for your house. In a wide variety of locations (many of them in your own yard), there are many ways to install a circuit breaker outdoors, outside the home.
On sidewalks and in yards, there are many ways that you can attach a circuit breaker that generates electricity to other objects—a chair, a tree, or other structure. If you have