Off-grid family provides a detailed report on living with a solar powered refrigerator.
“For several months now, the refrigerator has operated smoothly and silently at a constant 4 degrees (C ) at the ‘medium’ setting. There has been no frost or moisture buildup. Our batteries seem to hardly notice the draw.”
If you’ve been curious about tiny solar systems for tiny houses, here’s a homeowner that just upgraded and discovered the difference a couple panels can make.
“We finally had a break in all the rain so we took an opportunity to install the new solar power system. Our electrician friend Dann (who helped us wire the house during construction) is in town so he helped with the solar install as well.”
This is an extreme off-grid technique for generating methane natural gas that can be used for cooking applications. It’s a bit dangerous to play with gas like this – so caution is a must – but if fossil fuel derived gases are not desired or available know that it’s possible to make gas from waste.
“This is part one of a home made methane producing septic system. Show’s the air lock and the digester barrel, with gas all ready being produced.”