Is It Cheaper To Buy or Build Solar Panels?

Have you ever felt the rush of pride and achievement from completing a DIY project? Like maybe you built your own backyard shed? Or remodeled your living room to accommodate your sweet new 8K TV to watch your favorite team on? Have you ever considered something a little more out there to impress your friends? … Continued

What You Need to Know About Off-Grid Solar Systems

As you already know, the sun offers an abundant supply of energy for those who tap into its power supply. And solar energy is becoming increasingly affordable and available across the U.S. The industry continues to increase solar capacity, with installations skyrocketing by 43% per year and adding more than 19.2 gigawatts in 2020 alone. … Continued

Expanding Your Off-Grid Solar System? Here’s What You Need to Know

There’s nothing quite like the sense of independence that comes from living off-grid. But with that sense of freedom comes the responsibility of providing for your own energy needs – and it can be frustrating if your solar system struggles to supply power for the things you do on a daily basis. You might find … Continued

Going Off-Grid? Please Don’t Make the Same Battery Mistake I Did.

I have always been interested in renewable energy, but when I moved into my grandma’s old cabin in Mendocino, CA, it was the last thing on my mind. Yes, with the cabin came a small off-grid solar setup, but I was more concerned with abstract concepts like “peace” and “beauty.” So at first, I was … Continued

SolarTech TV: How to Program Your Power Center

SolarTech TV is back, ya’ll! If you missed Josh the Tech Guy’s how-tos that make some of the most complex solar tech look easy, you’re in luck! Making complex tech look simple is his specialty: if you call in for our solar tech support, it’s Josh you’re going to be talking to. And if you’ve talked … Continued

Essay: This Off-Grid American Life

By Wil Burlin, Off-Grid Specialist Unbound Solar When I first moved off the grid it was because we bought property where there were no power lines yet. I didn’t know what I was getting into. I also didn’t know that I was about to go on the biggest adventure of my life. Or that I … Continued