Monthly Fossil 19th September 2020

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Shot Notes

The new solar roof has reduced my carbon footprint and solved my power shortage. As well as eliminating all reliance on coal powered electricity it has enabled me to change the way I travel. When I began #vanlife in 2018, I would need to squeeze into a town caravan park every couple of weeks to recharge, restock and upload a few photos. Now I produce enough solar juice to power my laptop and fridge everyday. This allows me to stay in the bush and therefore only need to use fossil fuel on one day each month, to do the shopping run. By returning from the shops to a different camp my seasonal migration is also included.

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4 Responses to “Monthly Fossil”

  1. 1

    Is that coal? What do you keep in the fridge? Any fresh food? Can you actually measure the power downloaded or can you tell just from the length of time the battery lasts? Glad its all come together.

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    Jason Benz:

    Yes, it is Queensland coal. Which along with gas accounts for 98% of the electricity in the grid up there. It is slightly less here in New South Wales but the PM is planning to throw some more tax $ at a new gas power station to please his sponsors. The power board says the fridge pulls about 7.5amps to keep my food fresh.

  3. 3

    Queensland coal? Does that mean you are now in Queensland? I don’t suppose you are eating much fresh fruit and veg as it is difficult to keep fresh for a whole month – even in a fridge!

  4. 4
    Jason Benz:

    The Queensland border is currently shut. I am in New South Wales surrounded by bushes full of fresh fruit.

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