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Connecting Solar Charge Controller & Solar Panels To Our Tiny Home

I installled an MPPT solar charge controller in our tiny home and connected the solar panels that I had just mounted on a homemade adjustable rack the other day.   First I removed the unused Renogy Tracer 40 amp MPPT solar charge controller from the off grid electronics shop.

Homemade Adjustable Solar Panel Rack For Our Tiny House

I made an adjustable solar panel rack to hold four 200 watt solar panels which will power our off grid tiny house. This solar panel mount was made using treated lumber for long life.   I used two 4x4 posts at 8 feet long, two 2x6x8 boards, and four 2x4x8 boards. Plus two 7 in

A Working Fridge And New Batteries At The Off Grid Camper

Article from: May 2nd, 2013   I was gone most of the day today, only stopping in on a rare occasion to drop things and run back out again. It was a scorcher out today and the sun was shining down brightly. That is good for solar. I also started

Awesome Harbor Freight Deals And Painting The RV

Article from: June 30th, 2013     I heard about the driveway alarm you can get cheap and use for my chickens. Found one at HF and took a ride out to get one. I found some nice deals while I was there. I am stepping up the RV work t

A tornado at the off grid camper and a new surprise

Article from: April 10th, 2013   Last night was a terrifying time at the off grid solar camper because a tornado passed right through. It was so close I could hear it coming right at me at 2am in the middle of the night. All I could do was sit

A Sunny Day A Better Mood And Full Batteries

Article from: April 24th, 2013   Today was mostly sunny with just a few clouds overhead. The solar batteries were topped off by late morning. The weather finally took a turn for the better today as well with a heat wave of 70 degrees F. This al

Another Hot Day Working On A Generator Trying To Get AC

Article from: June 1st, 2013   Today was a hot one again. After months of cold and running my fireplace every night, it is a shock to the system to have such heat suddenly. So I am working on an old generator I got cheap a year ago and trying t

An Awesome Day At The Off Grid Solar Camper

Article from: April 25th, 2013   Today was a very good day at the off grid solar camper. I got a part time job, which will pay my rent and bills. The sun was shining brightly all day. A nice care package arrived. And there was a very awesome gi

A Huge Gift A Surprise And A Visitor At The Off Grid Camper

Article from: April 19th, 2013   It was a good day at The Off Grid Project. I received a very large, heavy package with an awesome surprise inside. Plus I got a nice care package, also a surprise. And today the off grid solar camper received th

A day at the creek by my off grid solar camper

Article from: April 3rd, 2013   Today was creek day. That means washing clothes, getting water for the camper and cleaning up some dishes and an old cast iron pot. I used the truck today and loaded it up with everything I needed and drove down

A cold, dark and rainy day at the off grid solar camper

Article from: April 12th, 2013   It never got light enough out to charge my solar batteries with more than a single amp all day today. That is with all the solar panels combined. It was also very cold today, hanging around 35 outside most of th

A busy day at the off grid solar camper

Article from April 4th, 2013   Today was a very busy day at the scene of the off grid solar camper. I was boiling off maple tree sap to make maple syrup, installing camper skirting, searching around the property for building materials and insta

Using BCP Portable Washing Machine On Solar Power

We have the Best Choice Products portable washing machine and we can wash clothes using solar power. This washing machine only uses 120 watts to wash clothes and 240 watts for the spin cycle.   This is a very light and convenient washing machine. It weighs just over 23 pounds

After the blizzard in my off grid camper

Article from: March 8th, 2013   After getting about a foot of snow dumped on my head over night I had to dig out today and clear off the solar panels to get some power. Twice. It was still snowing so hard that after I cleaned them off, about 3 hours later the panels were

The Off Grid Camper In A Winter Blizzard

Article Date: March 8th, 2013   I moved fully off the grid again last night into my camper in the woods. It was a long hard move getting my camper set up again. I stayed in a cottage during the time I was getting the camper ready. Of course, during my first night in the campe
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