What is the best angle and orientation for solar panels? That is a question that I am being asked over and over. As a general answer I will make a bold statement and I can prove it to you. Any roof is a good roof for solar power. Obviously on a north facing roof you…

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Cutting Down On Generator Time Most “Off-gridders” are very much concerned about the state of charge of their batteries and consequently expected battery life. Out with your Camper or at your cottage, there comes a time where after 4 days of clouds your batteries are running a bit low.  No sunshine in the forecast you…

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Are You Ready For Camp? Right now is the best time of the year to prepare for the upcoming season of fishing hunting and camp life. Maybe try to remember the plans you had made last fall before closing up? Oh, I need new batteries because the old ones are not holding their charge. Or,…

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Myths and Truths About Solar Panels. Myths debunked There is a myth that PV Modules (Solar Panels) act like a micro wave. Modules mounted on your roof will eventually cook your brains and cause cancer.                    This sounds like a conspiracy theory.  (Sorry, I have to laugh.) There is no scientific evidence to support any of…

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Electricity. The Very Basics Explained. First and foremost, this post by no means will prepare you to do electrical work safely. Leave that to the professionals please. This post is just to clarify 4 terms that some folks are throwing around and not really understand what they mean. The most basic terms are: Volt, Ohm,…

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