Is Solar Right For You??

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Doug
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Is Solar Right For You??

Postby Doug » Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:56 am

Can you see the sun?

Do you like making your own power?

Solar is for you.

I live in an area that, doesn't get much sun, so they say.

The trick is, what do you need the power for?

Do you need a shit ton of electricity to be, comfortable?
Then the question isn't, is solar right for you, it's, how much do you need to spend?

You don't have to do a load sheet. It isn't that hard.

Buy the amount of solar you can afford and live off of that amount of energy.

Bam.

Problem solved.

peace
Doug

Freedom is the effect. Are you the cause?
SteveOBrien
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Re: Is Solar Right For You??

Postby SteveOBrien » Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:02 am

Yea Doug, thats it in a nutshell but its only a start.

I lived "off grid" for about 5 years. I found that I needed to learn how to not waste the energy I was harvesting via solar and wind systems.During the day I had energy available for things like pumping water, running computers, electric tools and washing machines. At night electricity was premium, we ran led acid batteries. We had to work to move all our appliances to DC and not waste electricity converting it to AC and eliminate wasteful electrical things.
Here is some of the appliances we used, they were 12 volt and we did not waste power converting to AC.
https://sundanzer.com/product-category/household/

You are right "Buy the amount of solar you can afford and live off of that amount of energy" but I will add start to get efficient and you will have more power.
Doug
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Re: Is Solar Right For You??

Postby Doug » Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:34 pm

The start, is the most important thing.

There is such a big confusion about solar and it isn't confusing at all.

The problem is what people want to do with it and the money needed to do those things.

efficiency comes with better habits.

I have 200w going to a 35 ah agm battery. just a start. I don't power a fridge or tvs or ac. My electronics, for the most part, charge via usb. Even my record player is powered via usb, haha.

This is only a start. When spring comes, I will start building my cordwood house. My solar will increase and I will also be learning how to harness the wind I have. Slowly building the appropriate systems.
BaRbArIaN
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Re: Is Solar Right For You??

Postby BaRbArIaN » Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:37 pm

It won't power The Ship, but it might light it.

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