Re: Can you lead an off-grid community?
I don't think I'm a candidate, and those I know or have known are pretty private individuals.
My friend who has been a logger most of his life, but can't make money doing that, would be someone who, I think, would be good as a documentary. He use to go out to Colo logging in the summer, and live out of his truck most of the week coming to town for groceries and church, once a week or once a month. In a camping comunity where I thought I was the only one doing off grid solar, he had his sneaky single 55 watt panel, flat on the roof of his camper, for lights, radio and fan (and a tiny bit of TV, which shocked me, until I found he checked the weather...)
When his mother died the kids all wanted to split up the family farm into a piece for each kid, he told them he didn't want to spoil the farm and to just leave him out, I suspect he was the primary caregiver the last couple years of her life. He fixed up the house and is trying to do a bed and breakfast for the ministry after having bad renters. Him, he had been living in and out of the barn and I think still is subsistance farming, hunting, scavaging he still collects animal tails for brush makers... My guess is he'd say sure to the show just leave him alone, and after a week they'd get bored and go home, he's just living...
I'll respond to the PM they sent, but I think the interaction will be interesting, they already impled that 'off grid' equates to sustanable living, I don't thing off grid solar is sustanable and if it is it is just a wash at best any energy 'savings' would be with a grid tied system...
Home system- 20 - 200W Evergreen blems, 2 Classic Lites, E-Panel up! 14 Suntech 185W in spare room.
Cabin system- 8-115watt 12V, 6 - 170-5watt 24v, Pulse/Trace PC250 Power Center, 800AH 24V forklift Batt, ProSine 1800 watt (24v) inverter.
Odds and extras, Rouge CC, 80-4/5watt 6v panels