Solar Station and Tiny Houses

tiny house and solar

Guest post by Ben Peterson

Solar Station is unique because it comes complete and ready to plug in. This instant access to power on arrival earns it the title of the world’s fastest and easiest solar power. The project recently launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to announce the release of the Lander and raise funds to develop a larger station for homes and vehicle charging currently called “version 3.”

“At Solar Station we think the future is fun. Small living is awesome, so we wanted to show our support for the community by designing a really fun and simple solar solution that will let tiny dwellers enjoy more power, more space and greater peace of mind,” says Ben Peterson, Solar Station founder.

Living small in one structure can be a challenge when family visits or tempers flare. With the extra space in the Solar Station tiny dwellers can regain some lost privacy in a separate unit.

In recent years the tiny home lifestyle has grown from quiet experiment to a full fledged movement. But left behind in this growth is a common sense approach to zoning, leaving many small home owners unable to attach to the grid legally. The Solar Station can meet this demand by forming an independent grid with battery backup.

Learn more at our website here http://www.solarstation.com/

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Mark - July 30, 2015 Reply

Nice!

Wilbour - July 30, 2015 Reply

Well the kick-starter site is a jumble of ideas that don’t truly work out. The sight mentions solar power, storage and Internet. Internet? I guess if you plug in your phone and tether the connection, but to make a claim this device offers you internet is stretching it.
There is a photo of a Teardrop trailer so one would assume this Solar Station is also suited for mobile camping but it’s not.
I guess it hits the mark with those who have convinced themselves they must buy everything as a kit and cannot create a unit like this on their own. We should take a little more time to learn the principles and do it ourselves. You could create a better system for less money.
Cleaver idea but the “Advertising” is a little misleading

LCS - July 30, 2015 Reply

I’d like to know more about the internet provision, as this would be perfectly ideal for me IF THE INTERNET OPTION IS OKAY – so much so I’d order one in the coming week, I think.

But I need to know if it’s just a matter of providing a plug for the phone company, or a dish, and who or what is the ISP. Any clues?

    Wilbour - July 31, 2015 Reply

    “Turn it into a WiFi hotspot” is the claim without an explanation.

    The only way I can see this happening is to use your phone’s data plan and tether the Bluetooth connection to your other devices. All they are supplying is a constant power to keep your phone charged.

    It’s a little misleading.

      Joyce - August 1, 2015 Reply

      Even palm size hot spots connect to cell phone towers. If you are out of range or too low on the hillside, reaching the tower may not occur. Satelite dish sounds more promising but again based on direct line of the satellite. The size of the building alone requires a small trailer to haul and may not be practical for ‘people on the go’.

Susie - July 30, 2015 Reply

What a simple idea. A little extra storage would be useful. How do you move it around?

Daniel - July 31, 2015 Reply

How do I get one?

Donatella - July 31, 2015 Reply

It’s this:

http://www.goalzero.com/heavy-duty

but with a heavy shed attached???

Gregory N. - August 1, 2015 Reply

In the earthquake kit video on their FB page the guy talked about creating a camping community of these. Does anyone know where???

Joyce - August 1, 2015 Reply

Overall I like the concept. My guess the battery storage is under the aluminum side and not the wood storage side. I would like to know more about the size and number of panels required for various usage of devices. Also how many batteries are needed to store that power. What is the projected cost for this or smaller units?

Ben B - August 3, 2015 Reply

Hey check out this article in Home Power. If you are serious about solar power for a tiny, this article will show you everything you need to know about setting it up!
http://www.homepower.com/articles/solar-electricity/design-installation/taking-tiny-house-grid/page/0/2?v=print

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