Choosing Your Off-Grid Living Appliances: Ranges & Refrigerator’s

We were going to write our own blog about this…but why reinvent the wheel!  Michael Welch with Home Power wrote an insightful article on the topic of choosing ranges.

“Most gas ovens use either a pilot light—a continuously burning flame—or an electric element (aka glow bar) for lighting the gas flame. The downside of a […]

By |November 10, 2016|Categories: Education, Off Grid, Residential Solar||0 Comments

Lead Acid Batteries…100% recyclable

Not all batteries are created equal.  Check out the closed loop battery manufacturing that East Penn employs…this makes their product a 100% recycled battery!  We are proud to support that!

By |November 09, 2016|Categories: Education, Off Grid, PV 101||0 Comments

Off-Grid: Lead-Acid Batteries & Low Voltage Disconnect (LVD)

Today we are discussing the battery component of an off-grid solar electric system.

Batteries store the energy that is produced during the day by solar photovoltaic (PV) panels.  The energy collected in the batteries is used during cloudy days and/or at night.  Grid-tie systems do […]