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Creeky is a wonderful guy who enjoys the outdoors, living off grid, building tiny green homes. He also likes beer. He is often found drawing cartoons, dancing naked in the rain, and pondering the existence of consciousness in the human race. He truly appreciates the support of his readers. Esp. when they buy him beer. Hint hint. Oh. And, yes, he is shameless.

The solar shed: Part One

Building the shed

Your first quandry with any solar system is where the heck to put it.

Using a hybrid timber frame / regular wall I built an 8x8x10 frame for my shed.
Using a hybrid timber frame / regular wall I built an 8x8x10 frame for my shed. She’s solid as a rock boys.

You have to hang panels that are 3 feet by 5 feet in my case and weight 50 lbs each. You have to store batteries: 720 lbs of lead for me. And you need a safe dry spot for your charge controller, your inverter, your combiner boxes. And, if you’re like me, cheap, you have to do it on a limited budget.

What do you do? Here’s my solution:

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