We are excited about a future in which electricity generation, storage and consumption is controlled by individual households or small communities. This option has always been available for people in remote areas, but at a premium price. The rapid reduction in the cost of photovoltaics and lithium-ion battery storage, combined with a steady rise in the cost of grid-connection, means that it is now financially viable for many people already connected to the grid to go it alone. Imagine that; no regular electricity bill, and no reliance on Big Coal. See our gallery for local homes that generate and store all the electricity they need.