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‘Kill A Watt Meter’ — How to Measure Power Consumption (kWh)

‘Kill A Watt Meter’ — How to Measure Power Consumption (kWh)

The 'Kill A Watt' meter measures kilowatts and kilowatt hours. Read on... It is necessary to know or measure the power consumption of your devices and appliances before an alternative energy system is put in place. You need to understand the energy requirements. Are...

Solar Energy Systems – Electricity, Hot Water, Cooking

Solar Energy Systems – Electricity, Hot Water, Cooking

I originally wrote this back in 2012. I came across it recently, and liked it. So I'm republishing it for general information.   Solar Energy Conversion It all starts by converting a single energy unit from the sun. A photon (a particle that carries...

Solar Panels per Household in a Perfect World

Solar Panels per Household in a Perfect World

How Much Energy Consumption per Household - Residential customers in the United States (132.58 million) directly consumed 1,378.6 TWh (Terawatt hours) of electricity in 2017. Source: electricity consumption data is based upon data mined from US DOE Energy Information...

EMP Hardened Solar Generator by Sol-Ark

EMP Hardened Solar Generator by Sol-Ark

The Sol-Ark solar generator (solar power system) is EMP hardened. Not just EMP resistant - it's actually EMP Hardened! Why is this important? Electromagnetic pulse is not science fiction. It has become a real potential threat in today's technological world. The...

Alternative Energy for Preparedness or Off Grid Living

Alternative Energy for Preparedness or Off Grid Living

Alternative Energy. Alternative to what? For this post the context will be alternative energy for 'getting things done' that ordinarily rely upon the electrical power grid.   Solar Energy Solar energy for electricity Harnessing the sun's energy with Solar 'photo...

Can You Heat Your House Even If The Electricity Is Not Working?

Can You Heat Your House Even If The Electricity Is Not Working?

At the time of this writing, winter is approaching. It's a time when I'm thinking about buttoning up outdoor projects and transitioning my thought process to life during the winter months. PREPARING FOR WINTER Swapping out my summer & fall clothes and jackets for...

The Four Essentials Of Off Grid Solar

The Four Essentials Of Off Grid Solar

An off-grid solar (photo-voltaic) electric power system is an ideal prep that can partially or totally relinquish you from dependence upon other systems (the electrical power grid), which themselves are vulnerable to disruption or breakdown. Off-grid systems also...

How Do Solar Ovens Work

How Do Solar Ovens Work

The answer may sound pretty basic, because it is! And because of the relative simplicity, you could even make one yourself. How about some lifestyle and preparedness for the outdoor kitchen? A solar oven is a great way to harness free energy to get the job done. So,...