Just got power back after our 4th power outage since we moved here in September of last year. 4 in less than a year. Admittedly the causes of each has been different and none lasted more than 5 hrs, but thats not a good way to start out the first year of living here. We’d been planning on putting in some kind of solar/wind/battery backup system, but costs are a bit prohibitive so its something we’ve been setting aside moneys for (as well as keeping a close eye on Clarian Power). But we may have to look into putting in a generator of some kind sooner than that. Heat in the winter (and potentially some basic cooking) isn’t a problem thanks to the wood burning stove, but powering the basics is.
Sigh, yet another expense we weren’t planning on this year!
Anyone reading this have any suggestions as to brands, styles, types, etc?