This blog is about our travels in our solar powered "Airstream" and living off grid, in our passive solar home, near Bancroft, Ontario, Canada.

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Thursday, 20 September 2012


All the batteries have now been installed and we should be producing our own power this time tomorrow. 

Mike makes sure the cables are tightly connected. 16 batteries should give us lots of stand-by power. These are East Penn 8L16, 6 volt - 370Ahr batteries. Our 12 solar panels are Sharp 235 watt panels and Mike feels we should have 4 days of power without the sun and then the generator will fire up to recharge the batteries.

Outside Ben and I worked on digging the trench further and deeper. It was a major challenge and we didn't get much deeper in spite of our best efforts.

We also worked on the tall kitchen cupboards that fit either side of the fridge. We still need to get the large one from IKEA as they were sold out last time we were there.

Check back tomorrow evening to get the latest on our solar status.

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1 comment:

  1. This blog is about our travels in our solar powered "Airstream" and building our off grid, passive solar home, in Bancroft, Ontario, Canada.