Solar power is shaping the future of home.

Homes of the future may rely a lot less on centralized power, and a lot more on sources that are decentralized, renewable, and cheap.

Electricity is the cornerstone of today’s world, but more than a billion people worldwide do without. Those who do live on the grid rely on expensive, aging systems increasingly vulnerable to attacks and disasters, with little backup. The rapidly dropping price of solar panels may offer a way forward.

Whether they are Michigan suburbanites seeking to pay less every month or Guatemalan homesteaders seeking to plug into their first light bulb, today’s solar clients are riding a wave that could change our own lives are wired.

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