Living seriously offgrid as we do has many advantages and low-cost pleasures but one of the challenges we haven’t enjoyed so much is not being able to vacuum our floors as often as we would like. We have a regular house size upright vacuum cleaner which is very nice but we have just never had… Continue reading Adding Our 3,000 Watt Go Power! Inverter
For a couple of reasons — one being that Annie finally finished her elaborate cross-stitch stocking for the last of five grandkids just in time for Christmas and now has more time to dink around on her laptop (I’ve been glued to mine all along) — we find ourselves using more power. But it’s mostly… Continue reading Frozen Water — Not Ice?
A while back I made this note: “I’m still doing my research and scoping out the install; compiling a short list of ‘improvements’ I want to make. One of them is that the large fins on the back of the charge controller are in a now-wide-open enclosure above our reefer, but the fins (as installed)… Continue reading Reinstalling the Charge Controller
This is what being able to tell your power company to go sit on a sharp stick looks like. For those keeping score at home, this panel is nearly 7′ x 4′ = 28 square feet of sunpower harvesting glory . . . I’ve seen it generate up to 82 volts of power! We woke… Continue reading Solar Success — Another Notch in our Freedom Grip!