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How Many Solar Panels Do You Need To Live Off Grid?

Living Off The Grid Solar Energy Adventure
Using Solar Panels In Rainy Cloudy Seattle Washington

One of the major misconceptions about solar energy is the myth that you need to live in some place like the center of Texas with a lot of desert sunshine which is just not true. Take a look at this video about a guy who lives way up north in cloudy Seattle Washington!

Seattle Washington gets about 3 to4 hours a day of usuable sun. Solar panels work there as shown on this video, it just takes more panels to produce the same amount of power per day as someone living in Arizona. The exact number of panels depends on the amount of power you and your family use.

Wherever you live you can use solar panels to help increase your use of "green power" and decrease your use of fossil fuel. Look at this map made by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory for the U.S. Dept. Of Energy.

solar power map of U.S.

You can clearly see that all of the U.S. including Alaska, gets enough sunlight for producing electricity no matter where you live.

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Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla and alternative energy
This information about green power energy involving Nikola Tesla has been forgotten about for a hundred years just recenty rediscovered.

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Until the early 90's solar panels were only used for powering satellites, and small electronics like calculators and watches.

That was then, now just look at this...

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My Solar Panels Struck
By Lightning

solar panels struck by lightning

"The thunderstorm was starting to get very loud and we could see flashes of lightning coming through the curtains on the windows."


How Do Solar Power Panels
Make Power?

Solar panels are "photovoltaic devices" which means they work by converting photons of light into voltage. Here is a great video that explains this simply and concisely.