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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Cheap n Easy Solar: Emergency or Off Grid Resources

Poor Man Survival

Self Reliance tools for independent minded people…


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A Digest of Urban Survival Resources

   Since we live in an area with a faulty power grid, I often write about alternative energy ideas and resources. No matter where you live, it is always a good time to look at solar energy.  Jessica of MPOWERED read one of our articles and sent me a pretty remarkable device called Luci, an inflatable, micro-solar lantern that is waterproof, shatterproof, lightweight, portable and rechargeable.

MPOWERD offers many solar related products that are functional for emergencies, camping and boating, power outages, auto breakdowns and other crisis situations.  I might suggest grabbing a few for your family or perhaps to use for gift giving this holiday season.

There are several areas a homeowner needs to examine before you convert a home to solar energy.  One helpful site is, a web site powered by the American Solar Energy Society which helps you calculate the estimated savings you will realize based on the variables.

MPOWERED also offers their product as a fundraiser, something worth reviewing for you Boy Scout group, church, school or other organization.

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Net meters allow customers who generate electricity through their solar panels to feed electricity back into the grid. The meter also gives the consumer a breakdown of usage with each monthly bill. You can monitor exactly how much it's costing to cool or heat your home, wash your dishes or dry your clothes, for exampleMore »
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Got a site you’d like to share?  Use the email posted at the bottom and don’t forget to share our resources with your family and friends!  Suggest a site or idea that we use and win a prize…today, we’re giving away one of the Solar emergency lanterns LUCI…


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