Initial Planning Questions to Ask Yourself - This is a good place to start when your just starting to explore your off the grid electricity options.
Upgrading Your Off-Grid System - Three voltage choice add-ons to upgrade or expand your existing off grid solar systems with minimal changes to the existing configuration.
Is Your System Ready for Winter? - A checklist of those things to review before winter arrives!
Phantom Loads - Are they lurking in the shadows of your home?
The Off-Grid Home - How to get started with homemade electricity in a remote home. Rough ideas of what systems cost and where to put them.
Appliance Selection for your Off-Grid Home - Detailed descriptions of everything from simple lighting, computers and electrical components to large appliances.
DC Fridges - Protect Your Food with a Backup Solution
How Much Power Do You Use? - Article contains explanations for doing AC Load calculations, as well as a downloadable worksheet. Solar Radiation Map with percentages to compensation for cloudy days in order to help determine watts needed.
MPPT Charge Controllers Explained - An explanation of why this type of charge controller is necessary in some installations.
When to Use DC Appliances & Voltage Converters - Explains when it makes sense to use DC power directly.
Safety & Local Help - An article about safety and code with links to websites that can help.
Wiring Your Home for Efficiency - Best practices for wiring your home to maximize your renewable energy systems.
Wire Sizing Charts - Charts that help you figure out your wiring needs.
Battery Wiring Diagrams - Diagrams of typical battery configurations for 12V, 24V and 48V systems.