90% of all Solar Panels are produced with Silicone, and 95% of all Solar Panels sold in America are produced with Silicon. The main difference between Solar Panel brands is the purity of the Silicone used during production. It is important to look into the manufacturing process when purchasing. The 2 Main types of Silicon… Continue reading 5 Things to Know about Solar Panels
Fortunately, school buses are blessed with natural light. When it comes to lighting the interior of the bus in the evenings and at night, there is only one option: 5050 RGB 5M 300 LED Strips. To many of us, thats just gibberish, so before I go any further, lets break it down. 5050 - LED Type, High Output &… Continue reading Sustainably Lighting Our Skoolie
Since it is impossible to know where we will be going, or what the drinking water will be like; we will be installing the Hydro-Logic Stealth-RO150 w/ Upgraded KD. We do not anticipate this being a "whole house" install due to the large amount of grey water created by RO Filters; instead this will be… Continue reading Water Filtration – Reverse Osmosis
We are beyond ready to get started with our Skoolie Adventure, unfortunately due to medical reasons, neither of us is in any condition to begin construction just yet. Instead, we are going to begin changing and adapting our lifestyles to suit living sustainably on our Skoolie. We both agree that reducing the amount of pre-packaged… Continue reading The Beginning of our Journey: Reducing Waste!
Fresh Water Fresh Water is the most important "off-grid" consideration for us, above even our solar panels. we can stand to go without power, but we can't live without water. We'd like a large fresh water tank, something that could sustain 1-2 weeks boondocking. In real world terms, how long fresh water lasts, comes down… Continue reading The Holding Tanks: Fresh, Grey, & Black