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Off-Grid Solar Batteries: Lead Acid vs Lithium
When it comes to setting up your own off-grid solar system, there are typically two solutions to the question of how to store all that energy: Lithium Ion, and Sealed Lead-Acid. Each presenting a m...
Why is Trina our Solar Panel of Choice?
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Why is Trina our Solar Panel of Choice?
At GridFree, the Trina Honey is our new solar panel of choice, and we are proud to use it in our kits for several reasons.  
What Not to Run on Solar (and What to Use Instead)
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What Not to Run on Solar (and What to Use Instead)
If it’s your first time off-grid and you’re used to city power, there are a few changes you’ll have to make to adapt to solar power. If you’re already off-grid and are now making the switch to sola...
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Designing your Solar System
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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Designing your Solar System
If you're not well versed in solar, it can become complex and confusing pretty quickly, so it's easy get started down the wrong path without realising it. To help prevent any costly headaches, we w...
Tilting your panels to maximise solar energy absorption
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Tilting your panels to maximise solar energy absorption
We have had a few questions from customers about how best to tilt their solar panels to optimise their solar energy collection, so we've put together a simple diagram and some information to help y...
Solar Power Troubleshooting Guide
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Solar Power Troubleshooting Guide
We’ve compiled this list of common problems our customers may encounter with their solar gear to help you solve any issues as fast as possible. If you don’t find the answers you need here, or your ...
30 Common Solar Power Terms, and What They Mean
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30 Common Solar Power Terms, and What They Mean
We know learning about solar power energy and how it all works can be confusing, so we’ve put together a breakdown of the most common solar power jargon. If you still need some help figuring out yo...
What to Know BEFORE You Go Solar
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What to Know BEFORE You Go Solar
Switching to solar power means clean, renewable energy, and ending your reliance on the grid. It also means going through some big lifestyle changes, but it doesn’t have to be a complicated or stre...
How to Position Your Solar Panels
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How to Position Your Solar Panels
The positioning of your off-grid solar system is important, as it determines the amount of solar energy you can harvest. Understanding the basics of solar geometry will help you increase your solar...
VIDEO: How to Install Off-Grid Solar on your Caravan/Motorhome
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VIDEO: How to Install Off-Grid Solar on your Caravan/Motorhome
In this video, Ethan will take you through the process of installing a complete off-grid solar power system on your caravan, motorhome, or campervan.  Using the RV mount kit, this install will wor...
VIDEO: How to Install Off-Grid Solar on your Cabin/Bach
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VIDEO: How to Install Off-Grid Solar on your Cabin/Bach
In this video, Ethan will take you step-by-step through the process of installing an off-grid solar power system on your Cabin, Bach, or other stationary dwelling.  With full instructions for ever...
READ THIS before installing solar in your Motorhome
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READ THIS before installing solar in your Motorhome
Every day more and more motorhome owners are going solar. Solar is a clean and quiet option that allows you to travel off-grid for longer without sacrificing your power needs. A motorhome is a per...

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