Thinking of going off-grid yourself, or just want to know how it all works? Learn how electricity is generated, stored & put to use when there are no line connections to the power grid, and how everyday life is similar and different from on-grid living.
Let someone who has navigated the learning curve from suburban life to sustainable off-grid country living provide clear-spoken explanations of:
- basic systems and components of solar & wind renewable energy generation
- battery storage and backup generation
- estimating power consumption & system sizing
- conservation tips and tricks
This guided site tour gets you an up-close look at solar panels, a 1kW wind turbine, a large battery bank, an 8kW generator, and all the electronics that keep everything humming along. You will also see specialized off-grid household appliances, lighting, and battery-powered yard & woodlot tools.