Is it possible to have all the conveniences of home while on the road? Is solar power enough for everything you could want on the road? How do you actually build an off-grid electrical system?
Having a fully off-grid electrical system means being self-sufficient and sustainable. For vanlife and tiny homes, it means using solar power and potentially other sources of power to charge a battery. If that sounds complicated, don’t worry.
Wiring such a system requires some research and planning, but is not terribly difficult. Once I had created my van plan, here’s how I wired everything up.
In my quixotic quest for an entirely solar-powered van build, I also created a home automation server like that at my house. I ended up with an energy efficient computer ... Read More
Once I had planned and installed the solar panels and battery in my tiny-home/van, I was prepared to begin wiring everything up.
Okay, maybe prepared is an overstatement. I was… eager, ... Read More
In early 2018, my new Ford Transit van had insulation, floors, walls, cabinets, and a bed. I was even able to take it to go skiing one weekend, parking near ... Read More
With the insulation and plywood walls up, the inside of the van was starting to look good. I had planned my electrical system, but had no idea how to install ... Read More