Installing Solar on a Tiny Home

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We teamed up with Tammy and Logan from the simple living blog Rowdy Kittens to show you what it looks like to add solar to a tiny home!

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UPDATED 11/14/2016:

It was brought to our attention that some of the appliances shown in the video, such as the space heater and compact refrigerator, would have trouble running off the two solar panels. This was an oversight missed in editing. In this particular case, Tammy and Logan’s tiny house was originally a grid-tied home that they then added an off-grid system to. That’s how they were able to run the space heater.

They now primarily use the home as a summer vacation getaway, so their power needs are more limited than a tiny home used as a full-time dwelling. Every tiny home is different and every homeowner’s electricity needs are different. For proper solar sizing, please contact us and we’ll help you determine exactly what you need to properly run all your appliances, or help you determine what could better run off propane, wood, etc.


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