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.

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Sara works on her solar novel (solar-powered, that is!). Photovoltaic panels provide the current that runs her Apple computer.
SARA AND BILL YERKES