We used to have power at our Portuguese farmhouse but we don’t anymore. But we have lots of building projects that need our attention and a lot of the work requires power tools.
There are many solutions to this problem. We could get the power turned back on but there’s a number of complications with doing that.
We could buy a generator but we would rather avoid petrol/diesel power if at all possible (plus, we only need power from time to time and constantly running a gennie would be wasteful and inefficient).
Alternatively, we could use some kind of renewable energy. Since the sun shines for over 300 days a year here in Portugal, solar power is a good bet.
In this video we talk about some of our short, medium and long term plans for powering our home as well as putting a solar generator – the Ecoflow Delta 1300 – to the test.
Will it stack up to the requirements of our off grid DIY building site? Stay tuned to find out…