An off grid solar home

Living Off the Grid in Texas

Off the grid living is growing in popularity with a rise in innovative green living design and practices. Living off the grid requires a lot of planning and working within the boundaries of state and local laws.

For some areas in Texas, homes have always been off the grid. Some cabins, lodges, farmhouses, and homes are too far away from a power grid to make connecting feasible.

how to choose the right solar panels

How To Choose The Right Solar Panels

Today we’re going to discuss the basics of a solar panels and solar panel choices for creating clean, cheap energy for your home. The heart of the PV system is the solar panel or module. This is where the magic happens and solar photons are converted into direct current electricity. Each panel is roughly 3.5 feet by 5.5 feet and weighs about 45 pounds. Most solar panels are composed of silicon solar cells encased in a tempered glass and aluminum frame. The panels are very sturdy and the tempered glass is hail impacted tested as part of the certification process.