Off Grid Studio
October 2 - October 3
As an architect, I feel an obligation to work with new technologies and be familiar with sustainable technologies. I needed an office for my practice and decided to make it off grid. I have a solar panel array that is devoted to the studio, as well as a battery back, bigger than average insulation package and design features to utilize natural light.
We have three solar arrays at our home. The first was a simple 2 panel, 24VDC system to provide a pump to water the garden with roof runoff as wells as light and cold drinks on the porch. The second system is a 3.5 kW grid-tied array to offset our home electricity bill and the third, another 3.5 kW array to charge the batteries for the studio.