the infrastructure almost everywhere wasn't designed for rapid changes in climate and increasingly severe storms. much of it is already pushed past the end of its expected lifespan. if you can, gather materials to ride out power, water, and supply chain disruptions and get more than you'll need so you can share
@substack I think we'll see increasingly products quietly designed for this.
A lot of it will be in home battery storage, which is already taking off and is needed to deal with the duck curve problem too.
There are a couple of grid tie inverters that can kinda, sorta power one outlet when the grid is down and the sun it shining.
The Enphase IQ8 microinverter promises to take that a lot further.
@joeyh climate chaos affects the supply chains for these products too. present levels of consumption (and thereby extraction) simply aren't sustainable and that goes for off-grid "renewable" tech as well. using much less energy by being selective and careful about the technologies you do end up using solves a bunch of problems at once
@substack yeah, I followed spider-farm when you were on scuttlebutt. I'm 100% offgrid too, and my house uses around 1/10th the US average energy.
But there's alternative and then there's mass market, like it or not, so I am excited when I see indications the mass market is making any kind of improvement.
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