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    How-To Articles

    How to Power Your Off-Grid Lifestyle in a Geodesic Dome

    How to Power Your Off-Grid Lifestyle in a Geodesic Dome

    We’ve had a number of people looking at living off-grid in a geodesic dome from Cedar Spring and asking us if they’ll be able to power their new lifestyle with a GridFree kit – the simple answer is yes. Adding an off-grid solar power kit to a geodesic dome can be done just as easily as adding it to a cabin or a housebus. There are just a few things to consider that might be a little different than other installs.

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    How to run a washing machine/dishwasher on solar

    You may have seen our larger kits listing a washing machine or dishwasher in the What Can This Kit Run? section - much like with running anything on solar, there's a couple things to keep in mind to make this more efficient. 

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    Should I get a generator or a bigger kit? Or both?

    When planning out your off-grid power needs, it's important to consider how your power needs, usage, and generation will change across the year. Specifically, it's important to consider what these will look like over the winter months, as the summer sun typically allows you to live without much consideration for energy conservation.

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    Is off-grid solar right for me?

    Is off-grid solar right for me?

    If you're asking whether an off grid solar system is the right choice for your lifestyle, the first thing to understand is the difference between off-grid and grid-tied solar.

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    Choosing your battery storage size

    Start by asking what you plan to run, not how many batteries you need to go off the grid. The standard three bedroom household will likely require 8-12. The more you intend to live like a person on-the-grid, the more batteries needed.

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