So one of the biggest decisions you need to make when deciding to follow the Tiny House Movement is whether to go on or off the grid, or both. For many, getting off the grid and out in the wide open spaces of serenity far outweighs the option of ‘hooking up’ at an RV park or wherever it may be.
The most costly, and perhaps the most important part of planning to go off-grid is your power source. Solar is a very popular option, and some even go with wind and water turbine power sources. This post is dedicated to solar power.
Here are some links to some articles, posts, and websites you may find handy in planning and making your decisions.
As always, if you have any experience with solar power or any tips or tricks, let us know.
Articles & Posts
Off-Grid Solar Panel Calculator (This is from an American company so the Sun Hours/Day Zones are in the U.S. but you can estimate your area in Canada looking at the map)
Sun Hours Per Day Chart (U.S.A.)
Solar Wholesaler (Canada)
Wholesale Solar (U.S.A.)
Solar Direct (U.S.A.)
Sol Solutions (U.S.A.)