Viewing: Off-Grid Solar

Off-Grid Solar in the City, A Growing Trend

We are seeing a growing trend of customers who are asking about going off-grid with solar and battery backup for their home in the city. Until just a few years ago when the decay of our countries infrastructure and dysfunctional Congress, they would have been a small fraction of the off-grid solar community. The short […] Read more

Home Solar Generators, A Quiet Dependable Alternative During Blackouts

The NE is no stranger to emergency power blackouts, especially this year. Normally utility power will go down during storms a couple of times a year but recently, it is a all too common fact of life. Long ago we bought a noisy portable gas generator to keep our refrigerator cold and run our well […] Read more

Off-grid Solar Dreaming, Loosing the Boogeyman

Utility companies fit somewhere in my mind between wall street bankers, government oil company subsidies and the boogeyman. Because I sell off-grid solar everyday more than anyone I understand the price and complexity of engineering a system, but there are many cases where the pleasure outweighs the pain. Before we take a closer look at […] Read more

Survival Preparedness; Choosing the Right Off-grid Emergency Solar Generator

The tragic disaster in Japan has captivated the country’s attention for the last two weeks but is also reminded us how quickly our lives can be changed. From someone who makes their living in the solar renewable energy industry, I could not help but reflect on how off-grid solar can help in emergency situations. I […] Read more

Pushing Solar, Living Our Dream Off-grid With Our Own Electricity

Karen Erickson and her husband Ryan dreamed of living away from the hustle and bustle of the city life. With an extraordinary commitment to solar power and energy-efficient lifestyle, the couple is now living their dream lives, off-grid free from the noise of the city. Living off-grid in this 900 square foot cabin was made […] Read more

Off-grid Solar Kit, Can Be More About Justice and Control Than Necessity

In some remote areas, sometimes you’re only choice, short of a noisy generator, but to install a big off-grid solar and battery kit because power is not available to you. Up until now, off-grid solar kits have amounted to less than 3% of the solar systems installed primarily because the payback was generally not considered […] Read more

Solar Buyer Beware, Some Solar Energy PV Kits Just Can Not Perform As Advertised

Many folks are turning to solar as a way to increase their household monthly cash flow often times by purchasing home solar kits. By lowering their utility bills and controlling costs families have more money to spend. Good for them, good for the local economy. Like all products and programs that become popular, there are […] Read more

Living Off-grid Living with Solar Energy

Off-grid solar living inquiries are quickly becoming one of the most common reasons our phones are ringing these days. It’s no wonder with the rising uncertainty of these times coupled with anti-government sentiment. Good news for those who are thinking about off-grid solar living. Advancements in off-grid solar and battery technology make a stand-alone off-the-grid […] Read more

With Power Outages On The Rise Across America, Do You Need An Emergency Battery Backup System?

Nothing makes me more nervous than when the power goes out here in Northern California. Non-disaster U.S. power outages are up 124% since the early 1990’s. The number of people on average affected on a daily basis by U.S. power outages are now up to 500,000. The cost of new utility lines run an average […] Read more

Market for Off-Grid Solar. Is There a “Living Off-the-grid” Grass Roots Energy Movement Underfoot?

Sacramento California Solar Commentary – The market for off-grid solar has traditionally only counted for very small segment of the total photovoltaic installations in America, about 2 – 3%. Globally, most of the planet is not serviced by electrical utilities so off-grid or stand alone solar accounts for up to 10% of the total solar […] Read more

Pre-Packaged 810 Watt Solar OFF-GRID REMOTE HOMES or CABIN

All off grid solar kits electrical systems have three things in common: one or more energy sources, energy storage (battery bank), and a power conversion unit (inverter). There are many different sizes and types of each of these components and each is interdependent on the others. Here is one example of a stand alone solar […] Read more

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