31 Dec '14, 8pm

VIDEO: Live and work off the grid with Voltaic’s portable 17 watt solar panels

When it came time to install my solar panels, I was concerned that I might have to drill a hole in my van, which is not yet paid for, but my brother-in-law in Colorado helped me figure out an alternative plan. We simply fed the wires that connect the solar panel to the battery through the door gasket. The battery sits very handily on a shelf below the ceiling, while the solar panels attach to the roof with powerful neodymium magnets. This means that when I’m stationary, I can put my solar panels on the roof and work inside the van—as long as I have a cell phone signal that allows me to access the internet through my smart phone’s hotspot—and when I’m driving, I simply pull the panels off and store them. It doesn’t get more simple than that.

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