WHY SOLAR POWER SUCKS // bus life problems

WHY SOLAR POWER SUCKS // bus life problems

Don’t get us wrong — we LOVE solar power & think it’s an awesome natural resource! However, weather can be unpredictable, which means available solar is never a guarantee while living on the bus. And when you work from home, not being able to charge electronics can create a real challenge.

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More about this video: Thank you so much for watching another LivingZEAL video. In this video we are sharing more about the limitations of solar power, and why it can really suck sometimes. Since moving into our converted short bus conversion we have maintained energy solely by using solar power. Rather than making the bus available for shore power we have chosen to be completely off grid. There are many things we can do to mitigate our current solar power struggles, like purchasing a generator or getting more solar panels mounted to the roof/larger battery bank. Hopefully in the next year we will be able to make some energy investments 🙂 If you have any ideas for us on how to maximize the solar energy we’re currently receiving, please let us know in the comment section down below. We love hearing suggestions from you guys, and learning more from your own experiences with solar energy. Thanks for watching guys!
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We talked to Darrick from over at Handeeman on youtube and got his take on solar. His whole house is run with solar panels for a very reasonable investment amount. I was raised with solar panels but it only ran our fridge and water pump. Make sure to go check out their channel if you want to do it all the way!

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About Dirtpatcheaven:
We are a little Idaho family of four living our dream of self reliance whether traveling the country filming other freedom dreamers or living the dream ourself in a little off grid cabin we finished ourselves. To introduce ourselves we are Julianne (me), Jon (hubby), Paige (my big girl) and Kaia (the baby). We have had a whirlwind adventure the last few years whether we are homesteading, traveling the country in an rv, or living off grid in a tiny house.

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