Blog Archive: April 2012

Off-Grid in Progress!

April 28, 2012

Here is a blog from a customer’s off-grid earth ship I really enjoyed. Let’s learn from each other! raisehightheroofbeamcarpenters.blogspot.com

Off-Grid living – Why we do it?

April 28, 2012

Excerpt from Mother Earth News 8/2012: Guide to Self-Sufficient Living: Advice From Nine Modern Homesteaders MOTHER: What has been the most rewarding part of self-sufficient living? … read more

This is a Start

April 28, 2012

I get nostalgic when I hear of people starting off on a bare piece of land with a trailer and a tiny pv system. I … read more

Down to 50% on Battery Bank: When to turn on the Generator in an Off-Grid System

April 28, 2012

There is nothing better than checking the Trimetric monitor on my system and seeing a nice 100% reading, today at 6am i stumbled into the power room … read more

Whisper 200 Wind Generator

April 28, 2012

I have collected power data on my Whisper 200 wind generator over the past year and have been very impressed at the output. Over the year we … read more

Earthquake Statistics

April 28, 2012

Did you know there was double the amount of reported earthquakes in the US last year compared to previous years. The USGS.gov has actually stopped … read more

Flies in Your Composting Toilet?

April 28, 2012

We installed an Sun Mar Excel NE  composting toilet unit upstairs this spring The first few weeks were great no smells at all and we all … read more

Solar Sun Ovens

April 27, 2012

I love fall, the colors and the cloudier weather…but I miss my Sun Oven! There is a comfortable simplicity about coming home at the end … read more

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