Rented flat

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Rented flat

Post: #287337 Crunchytheclown
Tue May 31, 2016 10:31 pm

What alternative energy options (if any) do you have if you rent a flat/ room?

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Re: Rented flat

Post: #287339 diggernotdreamer
Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:32 am

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.

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Post: #287342 Green Aura
Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:40 am

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.
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Post: #287343 diggernotdreamer
Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:48 am

does the room have electricity or gas??

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Re: Rented flat

Post: #287344 Crunchytheclown
Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:54 am

I was thinking mostly to charge my mobile phone, kindle and tablet (maybe laptop but don't mind).

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Re: Rented flat

Post: #287345 Crunchytheclown
Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:56 am

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?

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Post: #287347 Green Aura
Wed Jun 01, 2016 12:50 pm

I think we got all ours (we have one in the polytunnel too) from Ebay.
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Re: Rented flat

Post: #287355 John Headstrong
Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:16 pm

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.


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