Running Our House on Prius Power

Posted on April 28,2015 by phonig in distributed generation

On Sunday morning June 30th, we experienced our first prolonged power outage since moving in to our new passive house in Connecticut. A tree came down on one of the power lines around the corner and power was out for about six hours. It was time to see our inverter in action — the inverter that we bought from Converdant Vehicles to turn our Prius into a backup generator.

Backup Electrical Power for a Passivhaus Project

Posted on April 28,2015 by user-961160 in backup power

[Editor's note: Roger and Lynn Normand are building a [no-glossary]Passivhaus[/no-glossary] in Maine. This is the 19th article in a series that will follow their project from planning through construction.]

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