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Rented flat

Posted: Tue May 31, 2016 10:31 pm
by Crunchytheclown
What alternative energy options (if any) do you have if you rent a flat/ room?

Re: Rented flat

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:32 am
by diggernotdreamer
If you mean off grid, I would think not many options, all flats and houses would be hooked up to services like gas and electricity, so you would have a meter and still pay the standing charges or you would be charged for the services in with the rent.

Re: Rented flat

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:40 am
by Green Aura
It depends what you want it for and where you're situated. We have a nifty solar panel - just powerful enough to recharge our mobile phones and you can get bigger ones that will recharge laptops.

So if you're southish facing something like that might be handy. Any bigger might be difficult.

Re: Rented flat

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:48 am
by diggernotdreamer
does the room have electricity or gas??

Re: Rented flat

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:54 am
by Crunchytheclown
I was thinking mostly to charge my mobile phone, kindle and tablet (maybe laptop but don't mind).

Re: Rented flat

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:56 am
by Crunchytheclown
Green Aura wrote:It depends what you want it for and where you're situated. We have a nifty solar panel - just powerful enough to recharge our mobile phones and you can get bigger ones that will recharge laptops.

So if you're southish facing something like that might be handy. Any bigger might be difficult.



Yep that's pretty much what I was thinking. Know any good suppliers please?

Re: Rented flat

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 12:50 pm
by Green Aura
I think we got all ours (we have one in the polytunnel too) from Ebay.

Re: Rented flat

Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:16 pm
by John Headstrong
Crunchytheclown wrote:

Yep that's pretty much what I was thinking. Know any good suppliers please?


I have heard good reports from http://www.bimblesolar.com/ some boat dwellers and Bus dwellers I know have used them.
The 12v kits might be what you are after for a small system to learn on.