I’m not off the grid.. the grid’s off me
We’ve had enough power outages here in the Hudson Valley that it is time to talk about unintentional “off-grid” living. To that end, I am interested in starting a discussion about the possibility of resiliency in high(re) performance homes. Some topics for conversation are:
- What -if anything- can be run off off a battery? induction stove? ERV? Minisplit? Well pump?
- How can a solar-power house be allowed to operate while the power is out – a grid cutoff?
- What are other ways for a designer/homeowner to prepare for when they are unintentionally “off-grid”?