Ethan Interviews Michael Garofalo – Off Grid Power Expert

Ethan Waldman interviews Michael Garofalo (@mgarofalo23), a former Tesla lead solar installer and 4 year van-lifer. Michael’s an expert in off-grid solar, and in this podcast Michael explains how to size your solar system yourself. Listen to the Tiny House Lifestyle Podcast.

In Ethan’s podcast you’ll learn:

  • How to choose off grid batteries.
  • How to avoid mistakes selecting solar system batteries.
  • How to accommodate AC and DC appliances.
  • How to plan your tiny house electrical system and avoid mistakes.
  • The difference between MPPT and PWM charge controllers.
  • How to do the solar system calculations in your head.
  • Why you should plan your system based on how many winter sun hours.

Photo via Michael Garofalo’s Instagram.

2 thoughts on “Ethan Interviews Michael Garofalo – Off Grid Power Expert

  1. karen says:

    I am building an 8×20 tiny house and I do want to solar when I want to be off grid. I have no idea what to buy or even the right questions to ask. Can you help

    • Joseph Yarbrough says:

      You’ll need to figure out how much power you need. How many sun hours you have during the worst winter days.

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