For homeowners looking to break free from the grips of Nova Scotia Power and its occasional outages, there are options.

To truly cut the cord, a homeowner would have to install an off-grid power system that would use renewable energy forms like wind, solar or hydro to provide power, as well as a battery backup system.

A solar system, which is most common, could cost between $10,000 and $50,000, experts told CBC News.

However, an off-grid system on its own won't be able to meet all of a typical homeowner's energy needs . . .

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