Off-Grid Solar and
power, not from the 110v
12v lighting from a 12v power source (batteries) offer numerous advantages to the end-user.
Using Grid electricity will consume more energy to
electricity to the voltages of your appliances due to the conversion
hardware (usually a step-down transformer), hence more cost to
operate than an item or appliance that is powered directly to
the same voltage power source *unless power is required to travel long
distances, mis-sizing wire, etc.
The power loss is due to the need for converting from 110v all the way
down to (whatever your appliace or electronic device is rated for).
Lights are the easiest thing to take off grid.
Not only are the lights themselves cheaper, but they last longer too!
With AC lights, what are your choices? Tubes or
bulbs and the twisty crap.
sensors seen in these photos will permit battery
longevity by automatically turning the lights on and off
Each of the sensors activates only when motion is
sensed. Each of these sensors turn off the devices that
plug into them. If motion is still detected, the lights
remain on until the set time after motion ceases.
The plan for motion detectors was primarily in planning my own
elderliness. I'm already in my mid-fifties and its variable but humans generally will develop some mental
problems whether it be forgetfulness or just plain stupid. Aging will do that.
Venturing off grid is a definite adjustment, but
traumatic as one might pre-suppose. The hardest part will
be standing before the judgment of others.
Solar works, and the panels that produce the electricity will
probably outlive the writer and readers of this P. It takes
only one member of a
family tree to make forever
electric power for generations to come (long after that member becomes
Is off-grid electricty stable?
In a word, yes.
Since I generally work in a field of electronics, there's much that
requires stable electricity.
Computers, lights, security cameras, freezer, dvr, server,
modem/router, and more run free.
About the only item you'll ever need to
replace in an off-grid power system are the batteries (every 5 or more
years). If using inverters, add that to the list of failable items.
Contrast the investment with the yearly amount you will have thrown to
an entity that may have "lobbyists" that bring bagfuls of money to
"our" representatives (curtailing their better ethics, manipulating
their decisions, and you have
aided and abetted your own demise).
Choose to leave something
behind on this earth that will outlive you and me, you might not be
so easily forgotten after your death as a nobody that did just like
all the others forgotten in the graves.
One definite adjustment when going offf-grid is the clock.
Invariably the weather, seasons, even the mating times of bugs affect an off-gridders daily chores.
instance, in the heat of a summer day restricts cooking, oftentimes
relegating to the wee hours to cook. *If cooking with an indoor
Cooking at the ungodly am hours alters sleep times as a result.
example are the more obvious plan-changers, such as rain, snow, or
excessive wind. The weather overall determines whether working
indoors or outdoors.
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