Welcome! If you’ve ever wondered what you’d need to do to reduce your burden on this earth, we’ve already got something in common! Ever since completing an Outward Bound-type zero-impact wilderness trip in college, I’ve been fascinated (and terrified) by the ways in which we leave our marks on this beautiful planet. Well, fast forward a few years… I live as energy-free a life as possible without actually having made any conscious changes in my lifestyle. With the global environment in a tailspin, it occurred to me that this is no longer enough. So, here goes. I’m running from the grid. I don’t know yet where I’m headed or how I’ll get there, but you’re more than welcome to join me for the journey. And if you know more than I (which you probably do!), then please, do enlighten me! See you on the trail!
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(to see a little more about my own efforts to reduce my traditional energy consumption, check out the “experiment” category of posts, and read the post that started it all here: Breaking Ground.)
Here is a diagram of the solar panel which inspired this whole experiment:
The circuit consists of 33 individual modules hooked up in series.
To see pictures of the actual panel, see this post: Car Mechanic’s Solar Heater