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philaphonic
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Houston man goes off the grid

Tue Sep 18, 2012 1:09 pm

If you've tinkered with electronics and have lived in Houston for any length of time, you've probably shopped at Electronic Parts Outlet on Fondren near Westpark. Several years ago, the store owners started to build their off-grid homestead/country store near Columbus TX, powered by lots of solar panels. Now KPRC caught wind of it, and have this video, write-up, and slide show of all they've accomplished so far. Pretty cool way to retire!
Phil A. Phonic
2018 Pearl White SV
Houston, TX
24 Schuco 230 W panels, 5.5 kW DC rooftop
grid electricity = 100% wind

Stukid
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Re: Houston man goes off the grid

Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:02 pm

More "power" to him!!
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2008 PRIUS

AndyH
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Re: Houston man goes off the grid

Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:21 pm

philaphonic wrote:... off-grid homestead/country store near Columbus TX...
Found it - Thanks for the heads-up!

http://www.icm71.com/Industrial_Country ... index.html

http://www.click2houston.com/news/Houst ... index.html

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philaphonic
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Location: Houston, Texas
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Re: Houston man goes off the grid

Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:31 pm

AndyH wrote:
philaphonic wrote:... off-grid homestead/country store near Columbus TX...
Found it - Thanks for the heads-up!

http://www.icm71.com/Industrial_Country ... index.html

http://www.click2houston.com/news/Houst ... index.html
:oops: Thank you Andy, I meant to put that video link in my post but I spaced out or something.
Phil A. Phonic
2018 Pearl White SV
Houston, TX
24 Schuco 230 W panels, 5.5 kW DC rooftop
grid electricity = 100% wind

EnergyNovice
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Re: Houston man goes off the grid

Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:15 pm

Very Cool! Thanks for sharing.

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