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 comments

  1. 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

    1. 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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