I’m Charging All My Gadgets With a DIY Solar Microgrid

My laptop, Kindle, and toothbrush run on California sunshine

All images courtesy of the author.

What would you do if your power went out for three to four days at a time, several times per year? My slice of the San Francisco Bay Area is subject to Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPSs), where our utility (PG&E) kills the power to whole communities for days at a time…