Some of you who are thinking about going off grid may be wondering how you’ll be able to keep your food cold. It’s no secret that refrigerators demand a fairly significant amount of power to run. If you’re just setting up your off grid system, you might not be able to afford to put a large enough system together to power a refrigerator. They make low energy units that are specially designed for off grid use but they can be really expensive to purchase.
For many years we’ve been able to get by with a much smaller renewable energy system because we figured out a way to eliminate the need to power an electric fridge. It will take a bit of an adjustment but it’s doable and it doesn’t really make things too inconvenient.