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Old 01-27-2018, 10:43 AM
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Wondering what options there are for off grid living in Kalispell area. Sounds like with the inversion area that solar is probably not practical. What are my options. Thanks
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Old 01-29-2018, 06:09 PM
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I've thought about that ...

You need to be able to pump/heat water, heat your place, possibly cool your place ... so that means tons of wood and/or gallons propane, supplemented with a generator that you need to fuel, and also supplement with something like a wind system, and these things depend on proper siting/orientation of your place. If there are days with no wind and no sun due to inversions or fire smoke, then you're basically fueling/maintaining a generator to charge your battery bank & power the place, at which point I'd be asking myself if it was worth it.

You can do it, but you have to want it. I don't think this is the best climate to go 'off grid'.
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