I few years ago I bought a 40W solar panel from Yahoo Auction Japan for my tiny prefab at work. For years I have been using generators to power up my tools and sometimes I even use a DC/AC converters hooked to my cars just to get some juice to power-up lights. One time I hooked my DC/AC converter to power-up my vacuum cleaner and the vac killed the car's ECU... HAHAHA!

I asked the power guy if he can hook electricity to my prefab and his price is just too much. The only thing that he has that I don't have is the license for hooking-up the power. I have been playing with 240V since I was 7, I climbed electric posts and towers, have played with high voltage and even got electrocuted several times and this guy said that I have to pay around 100,000 Yen. I refused and he offered me that if I do all the work (building the pole, installing the meter, hooking-up the wires to the power pole, and doing all the set-up by myself) and all he has to do is to make it legal, he'll give me a 10% discount... I refused and showed him my huge generator which is enough to run a welding machine.

This is the reason why I stay off-grid because I don't like some wise-ass telling me that I have to pay a lot for his services that I know that I can do myself...

Thursday, September 30, 2010

I need lights !

At first I use my small prefab as a box to store some of my bikes. Parking the bike inside in the dark wasn't fun and I have busted my shin and ankles countless times. Using my generator to power up the lights inside the prefab was a too much work especially if I'm hungry and in a rush. 

After installing my solar panel and moving stuffs around, I don't have to mess around starting my generator and even with my pile of crap inside the box, I can tip-toe my way inside without busting my ankles.

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