PV cell and fuel cell generation technologies will produce electricity for AFRESH Home, with surplus electricity flowing to the BC Hydro grid. These distributed generation systems use an inverter to convert direct current (DC) to alternate current (AC) power, integrated with an energy management system (computer software) that manages battery storage for back-up use, conversion to or from the grid, and on-site use. The photovoltaics utilize the inverter in the energy management system, while the fuel cell has its own inverter. The system switches power sources as needed, monitors itself, and gathers performance data. This GridPoint system has an online user interface, allowing Home residents to monitor and control their energy use by accessing the systems remotely.