One of the things we’ve found about being in a rural, remote location with service limitations is that there is a lot of interest in “off the grid” living. Sometimes this is by choice for sustainability or a desire to be independent of public resources, other times, it’s out of necessity due to financial or physical constraints.
C. Crane has always promoted alternative energy especially when it saves money. We currently work with Six Rivers Solar, here in Humboldt County, where they use some of our WiFi equipment such as our CC Vector Long Range WiFi Repeater System for one of their newest packages designed around off the grid living or situations where power is not easily accessible.
Below is a video explaining the new system and how C. Crane products are used within the system.
CONGRATULATIONS Fred Hildesheim for winning a brand new CC Solar Observer And 5V AC Adapter! Thanks to all who participated. We value our C. Crane fans! Its refreshing to know so many people are conscious of ways of making a big impact with small changes in living in harmony with Mother Earth. See you next contest!
I have 2 solar panels on my motorhome, so when I’m boondocking I don’t have to use my generator…
My solar panels. Keeps my garden and fish alive!
solar panels for charging my batteries
solar generator quieter and cleaner than a gas generator.
My old Radio Shack wind-up emergency radio. Used in many times during power outages. I need to replace it eventually… so a CC Solar Observer is high on my list!
Solar panels and LED lights
I became aware of totally biodegradable garbage bags. That makes so much sense in landfills instead of plasic bags that will take perhaps hundreds of years to dissipate. I hope they become a mainstream item soon.
The Tesla solar system and battery look amazing. Was so glad they sent solar supplies to Puerto Rico.
I farm. I convert CO2 to food.
A solar shower is the most efficient, since cleanliness is ultra important for disease control and health enhancement in the field environment.
Love my cc skywave.
Solar panels for battery charging
The most environmentally friendly product I’ve ever used is a composting toilet on our 28 acre very very rural property. This has been the cleanest waste disposal method ever. Next project is solar water pumping system if we can afford it.
We’ve switched every light bulb on our property to LED and set up a 1500 gallon rain water catching system.
Solar Battery Charger
Best environmentally friendly product I’ve seen is the bacteria enzyme accidentally created in a lab in Japan that eats plastic!
solar powered LED lighting. Great for safety and Easy install.
How about a clothesline?
I’d have to go with biodegradable garbage bags. I was a Mess Deck Master at Arms aboard the Coral Sea and we generated a lot of garbage that had to be dumped over the fantail. These products would not be harmful to the large sharks and other organisms that follow ships.
I’ve used the Eton FR 250 emergency radio for years now – AM, FM & SW reception. All it lacks is a USB port for charging other items and the weather bands.
Since being “forced” off the grid 10 years ago , my ongoing needs for power have grown with solar (PV) panels , wind and propane generator as backup (propane stores indefinitely). The wind/solar even drives a heating element in my hot water heater , freezes my food and gives me light…..Who doesn’t love LED lighting ?!
Every radio or battery charger CCrane markets runs on my system !
A sincere Fan since the 80s.
I have a couple of small solar panels for charging batteries, cell phones, etc. and my largest one will run lamps, fans, radios/TVs, small appliances etc. Even if you can’t afford a very large whole house system, smaller portable systems still make a lot of sense.
wind has been great here in michigan.
In 1999 I moved into the Bush in Alaska. Energy was very expensive. I soon went to a small generator run certain things. My mental state was saved when I bought my first CC radio which gave me channels from anchorage. I then got a solar battery charger to run my radio without the gen. Then an invertor to run electrical items without the fuel driven generators. Second year I took the fuel use from 1000 gals to 300 gals. the inverter gave me the use of my video movies(mental Health) to 11 movies before recharge. Technology with solar has living in remote areas much more livable than ruffing it in Alaska. Good friend uses solar charged Bear wire to keep the big critters out. All in all, Solar is one of the answers.
Solar charged portable lantern!
I like led lighting as it is less expensive then other forms of light