Stay Connected with a Solar Powered Fridge. Whether you're looking for a fridge because you're off the grid, or a fridge to have as a back-up during a power outage, or as a creative way to save money, a solar powered appliance makes a viable option.
When shopping for a solar powered fridge be sure to confirm whether the appliance comes with the solar panels and battery. In most cases you have to purchase those separately. The manufacturer can usually provide advice on the compatible panels and battery for their product. Below you'll find a selection of solar powered fridges including the one featured in the photo to the left. Photo: Solar Fridge by EcoSolarCool - Size is 6.18 Cubic Feet Here you'll find the 8 Cubic Foot Fridge as well as a slightly smaller one, in case your able to make due with one that's even smaller!
EcoSolarCool Freezer Measures 7.06 Cubic Feet - For residential or commercial use. Meeting in the Middle - Living Big In A Tiny House. The Tiny Home Building Podcast, helping you live the tiny house lifestyle! This post I’m going to tell you everything you need to know about the Honda EU2000i generator and generartors in general.
I have spent the past 2+ years building a house and living off grid. For me the generator is an essential tool for everyday living. Lets start with a video of my generator in action…but don’t stop reading there is a ton of additional information in this post! The EU series of generator is very popular with RV’ers, sailboat guys, tailgaters, campers, cabin lovers, and other recreational users. Its developed an excellent reputation over the years and is considered the gold standard for portable generators. Key Features The Honda EU2000 is the size of a medium beer cooler and weighs about 50 pounds with just under a gallon of fuel.
What can it power? I managed to build my Bodega with every power tool I own without issue. What about 12V? The EU2000 has a 12 volt DC output that can be accessed using a special cable available for cheap from Honda. Fuel Consumption Maintenance. Our Simple DIY Home Solar Power System. Bringing some of the benefits of electrical power to our off-grid home has been a hit-or-miss affair.
Over the years we’ve tried some very simple approaches to lighting and small battery recharging for our flashlights, such as hauling a 12 volt car battery to a small rural school about a half mile away every time it needed to be topped up. This was time consuming and inefficient. But we didn’t want to lose the feel of our simple home by bringing in a large generator and the jugs of gas needed to run it, and the prospect of setting up a wind turbine or solar array seemed expensive and a technological eyesore in a natural setting.
…developing Eartheasy.com using a dialup internet connection on a phone line strung through the woods was challenging… Today, with the help of a local expert on off grid home solar power and alternative energy systems, we have the best of both worlds. The cost of this complete solar system, in today’s pricing for the components, was less than $1000. 1. The Do It Yourself World. For full details please read my blog post: Ok, a full day and a night of testing the solar powered air conditioning system proves that it can and does work.
My stuff costs about $2,000. You may pay a bit more depending on where you look. In this video I show you where to get solar panels as low as 50 cents per watt. Yes, it is true. My solar panels are off craigslist at 50 cents per watt. 800 watts = $400 My charge controller retails for about 500 The batteries are about 100 each = $600 The inverter retails for about 500 but you can get a tiger claw pure sine wave inverter off amazon for about $179. Check craigslist for second hand or discounted, scratched or dented solar panels.
Check sunelec.com for low priced solar panels. The charge controller is an mppt type tristar controller from Show less.