Saturday, November 10, 2007

Earthway Experience

In my late teens and early 20's I became very interested in solar power and "off the grid" systems. I subscribed to Mother Earth News and did so for many years. I dreamed of the log house in the wilderness with solar panels and wind power.

Many years later after moving to Sweden with my family, we purchased some land on Lake Siljan in Dalarna. There is no electricity, running water (except for the small stream) or of course no sewer.

We wanted to be able to keep some food cold in the new cabin and also to have a few lights during our long cold Swedish winters.

This last summer we have bought 2 - 30 w solar panels , 3 - 75ah marine batteries and plan on one more panel as well as adding a wind generator.

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