IF YOU’VE CONSIDERED getting a solar system of any kind — not just an off-grid one — it can be pretty daunting. There’s basic math involved, you have to estimate your usage, and you have to figure out how much energy each one of your appliances is consuming. All that being said, it’s really not that difficult and this video will give you a great run-down of what you need to get started. Even if you’re not ready for solar just yet, this is a pretty cool exercise to do it at home in order to learn a little more about your energy usage. You might find that switching to solar really wouldn’t be that difficult of a transition for you — and many independent solar installation companies are popping up all over the country offering 0% down loans to make the switch.