Castles of Mad King Ludwig Collector's Edition

The No BS Guide To Off-Grid Solar Systems

A project in Colorado Springs, CO by Kelly Hohnholz

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A written guide based on real-world experience on how to best plan and implement off-grid solar for cabins, tiny homes, etc.
Backers: 270
Average Pledge Per Backer: $20

Funded: $5,428 of $2,500
Dates: Jul 31st -> Sep 29th (60 days)
Project By: Kelly Hohnholz
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Latest News

Schedule of Events (aka Herding Cats) - LONG READ WARNING

September 21st - via:
Good morning KS family & friends! ¬†It's Monday and so far, I've broken a chainsaw chain and dropped a wet coffee filter full of grounds in the kitchen. Yeesh. BUT... In good new: Well, that 60 days FLEW right by. We're down to a week left, if... (Read More)

Ooooh! Good News Everyone!

September 14th - via:
Everything is actually proceeding smoothly on this side of the fence (a couple of hiccups on the Powerwall Guide side, soon to be solved). Hey it was my first time, they told me it'd be easy! LOL And....... I've submitted the 3rd guide (I always... (Read More)

Smart Men Learn From Their Mistakes...

September 10th - via:
Wise men learn from the mistakes of others and monkeys learn through repetition. I guess I'm a monkey. LOL 400ah Lead Acid Battery Array - Circa 2013 I documented my original solar build back in 2013 on Facebook. I was going through there to pull... (Read More)

Progress & Update!

August 31st - via:
So one of the things I want to cover in the new guide is integrating wind power into a solar system. Wind has its own host of issues, but that's for another day. The first thing ya gotta do is get the dang thing installed and running. So I was... (Read More)

Pieces of the Puzzle

August 24th - via:
So for this week I've been working on a few random parts of the guide. For example, here I was testing the hot water output of my converted 6 gallon (22.7l) point of use hot water tank from 110 AC to 24v DC. That way when the solar system's... (Read More)

Latest News On the NO BS SOLAR GUIDE:

August 15th - via:
Man you guys/gals rock. So we're 90+% funded and we still have over a month to go. I'm always impressed how much these guides resonate with the KS community. ¬†Having shared vision, especially around a passion like energy independence is awesome in... (Read More)

The Lull Before The Storm

August 8th - via:
So, the PowerWall Clone guide has shipped, yay me & the backers, so that's one less item on my plate. If you missed the PowerWall Clone Guide, its available in my eBay store with same day delivery for the same price as the original backers:... (Read More)

Wow, welcome everyone!

August 3rd - via:
Holy Cow, I'd like to welcome all the new followers, backers and thank the returning backers from the PowerWall Clone guide. This guide has already hit 60% funded in three days, and as a comparison, it took almost 2 weeks for the same thing to happen... (Read More)

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