This Guy Is Living The Solar PV Dream!

It would be more accurate to say that this guy – LaMar  Alexander – is living one possible solar PV dream.  He became homeless in the late 90’s and decided that he was going to build his own off-grid 14′ x 14′ cabin using cash and recycled materials, so that he would be debt free.  The cabin is pretty basic but provides a modern lifestyle for a fraction of what most people are paying now, while allowing him to live without a mortgage or utility bills.  If you’re interested in learning more about how to live a more independent energy lifestyle on a tiny budget, this guy is the one to watch.  He did it for himself and has spent years sharing this information with others.  You can check out his website or view his videos on his youtube channel.   One of the things he figured out is that PV isn’t actually enough in most parts of the U.S. – you probably need to install some sort of wind power to get energy during the winter months.  Most people seem to build these tiny off-grid buildings in rural areas like Mr. Alexander seems to have done, but this can be done in the city, too!  I visited an off-grid house in north Saint Louis city some years ago though I can’t find any reference to it online now, but I’m sure there are an increasing number of people doing this in the city, too.  So you probably have choices you don’t even realize!  How much would YOU like to live without a mortgage?  The right solar equipment might help you do that.

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