A Year of Living Off the Grid: An Experiment in Home Energy Independence

While they wait for their house to be completed, a couple sets up a trailer for off-the-grid living, relying exclusively on solar electricity and propane heating.

mobile home
Sara and Bill are leading a crowded life in their RV, while they work on finishing their permanent home, but it's a unique one. All their electrical needs are supplied by the sun. (Note as well the breadbox solar water heater on the trailer's roof.)
woman with 1980s computer
Sara works on her solar novel (solar-powered, that is!). Photovoltaic panels provide the current that runs her Apple computer.

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