Off Grid By Design, LLC is a family-owned business based out of beautiful Bonners Ferry, Idaho since 2017. We don’t just do business here. We love where we live and are involved in our community – David is a volunteer firefighter and EMT with Mount Hall Fire Department and Patrice would spend everyday camping, exploring, and fishing our lakes if possible. As a business, we… Read More »Who is Off-Grid-By-Design?
Very Basic Considerations: What type of a system are you going to have? Will you be going completely off-grid or are you more interested in the convenience of being on grid but wanting just some of your home powered with an off-grid system in case of a grid-down scenario? This is your first consideration. After you decide that – do you know what voltage system… Read More »Basic Considerations in designing an off-grid system
The Sun’s Trajectory: Knowing where the sun’s trajectory is at any time of the year is a huge consideration when deciding where to place your solar panels. Living in the far north, this is a much bigger concern for us than it is for those in the south. Think of our long, dark winters and then think of the fact that the sun hitting those… Read More »Where should I place my Solar Panels?
First – what voltage system do you have? Let’s do the basic 24 volt or 48 volt system and standard off-grid lead-acid batteries at 6 volts to get started. For a 24 volt system, you will need FOUR 6-volt batteries (4×6=24). To increase your power, you will need to increase your 6 volt batteries by FOUR each time so that they will be a multiple… Read More »How many batteries do I need?