You can be free of the power grid when you generate your own solar power. You, yourself, can get it work, making your family more independent than your neighbors. In other words, you won't need to change electric services should you move, nor will you see high electric bills anymore.
Hot Sun Industries, maker of the Powerstrip solar pool heating system explains basic system operation as well as some plumbing guidelines.
There is a common misconception that all solar energy systems are gigantic and take up too much space on a home. The truth is, solar energy are scalable to any size. If you want a large solar array to power your home, you can. You can also choose to use something smaller that will offset normal energy costs from your local power company.