The Poor Prepper’s Guide To Renewable Energy
That’s the title to this post from The Survival Blog and being a poor prepper, I was keen to see what they had to say. I’m glad I did as there is lots of good advice in it.
But I wanted to point out something critical missing from it. So critical in fact, that without it you’re missing some vital information to even get started in renewable energy.
The article alludes to the missing vital information but breezes right by it!
“So how do we decide what will work for your system? Firstly get out a pen and paper and decide what your needs are. Lights are a must, power for TV’s,phones and laptop chargers are also a necessity.”
Deciding what appliances you need is only half the information you need! Before you go out and start buying generators or solar power that produce X amount of watts, you need to know how much wattage all those appliances are going to use. So you actually need two pieces of information; which appliances are a must have for you and what is the TOTAL power consumption of all those appliances combined?
Honda has some great information on how much power you need. That link has some detailed information but here is their handy “Wattage Estimation Guide” to help you quickly estimate how much power you are going to need. Once you’ve filled in their guide, the rest of the Survival Blog’s post will make much more sense.
I especially like their modular approach to renewable energy – especially being a poor preppper! With a little planning and forethought, you can build your renewable energy equipment piece by piece and add to it as you have the funds.
There are lots of other great tips in their post so be sure and read the entire thing.
And be sure to read my post on 3 Ways to Get Started in Solar Power for Beginners – Tips and Kits and DIY Wind Power for the Beginner – Tips and Plans
But before you do anything, be sure and use Honda’s “Wattage Estimation Guide” linked to above.
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