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The Off Grid Project – Get Your Home Off The Grid

April 10th, 2012


The Off Grid Project has begun. I am staying in a 32 foot trailer while working on projects to make life more comfortable, such as solar and wind energy, running water and heat. I will be staying in the trailer for the whole summer season, until the project is finished. Afterwards, I will write a book about how to get your home fully off the grid for under $5,000.

For now, I am working on getting some solar panels up and running. I am making a brand new 65 watt solar panel to add to the pitifully small 65 watt one I have now. There is currently enough power to run my homemade LED light bulbs, a couple computer fans and keep my laptop charged up. But I need more power to be able to have running water and some other comforts. Another two solar panels will be needed in order to have a small fridge.

I am waiting for funding to come through for The Off Grid Project as I live in the trailer out in the woods, fully off the grid and isolated from everything else. You need to drive 1/2 mile down a dirt road to even get to the property. After that it is a few minutes further into the woods to get to the trailer where I am staying during the project.

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