Tag Archives: solar

Wind Turbine and Solar Alternative Energy System

Wind Turbine is installed and running! I have been talking about it forever on here, but it is now official……….we have our wind turbine up and running! The reason it took so long is, well, to be honest, money. Money is the hardest thing to come by when you want to do something so bad. […]

Awesome Tiny House Cottage

This is a meticulously crafted tiny house on wheels that was built by a family of builders (2 brothers and a father). It was finished on June 7th 2012. The interior is approximately 136 square feet.

Experience with a Solar Powered Refrigerator

Off-grid family provides a detailed report on living with a solar powered refrigerator. “For several months now, the refrigerator has operated smoothly and silently at a constant 4 degrees (C ) at the ‘medium’ setting. There has been no frost or moisture buildup. Our batteries seem to hardly notice the draw.” Continue reading about Our experience […]

Unique Four Season East Coast Tiny House on Wheels

Simple tiny house for sale and located in central New Jersey. “Passive solar design, completely finished walls inside with low VOC paint, kitchen “area” with refrigerator, chair/pull-put couch, high-value rigid board insulation ( ceiling is double insulated! so it is heats up great in the winter and stays cool in the summer) and comes with the […]

Sunny Days = Solar Installation

If you’ve been curious about tiny solar systems for tiny houses, here’s a homeowner that just upgraded and discovered the difference a couple panels can make. “We finally had a break in all the rain so we took an opportunity to install the new solar power system. Our electrician friend Dann (who helped us wire […]

Japanese Ad Company Designs 100% Off-Grid House – The Good Human

MIRAI NIHON Project from mirainihon project on Vimeo. Accepting that our infrastructure is fragile and that the uninterrupted supply of energy is no guarantee, this ad agency asked the hard question, can we live without a connection to the grid? I really like projects like this because it brings the truth that diversified small scale solutions are […]

Powering your shed – We love sheds

Kevin from the Solar Shed wrote this guest post for We Love Sheds. “Over the years, Shed men and women have often pondered as to how to power up their wooden edifices, and be able to see when its dark, stay warm in the winter when preparing the ‘plot’, make a brew and all the other […]

MTU Researcher Develops Low Cost Integrated PVT System

Small solar ideas for distributed energy solutions from Michigan Technological University. “Tiny houses don’t have much room on their tiny roofs, and that’s a problem when it comes to finding space for solar panels, let alone a combined solar power system that can generate both electricity and heat. However, help is on the way in […]

Tiny Solar House Plans

This past week I published a set of tiny house plans for tiny solar house. It’s a little 8′ by 12′ saltbox that can be built in multiple units so the owner builder can build a larger home (12×16, 12×24, 12×32, etc) from the same set of plans. The 40-page plans cost $9.99 and can […]