This post will go into the Power and electricity sub-series of the off-the-grid main series of posts. These posts can be accessed from a table of contents and watched individually or in series from beginning to end.
Now the trick is to get something useful constructed here at my new dwelling. It so happens that I did some work on some unrelated project and, while doing so, I discovered an interesting fact that I could put to use. Thus, most of the elements are coming together for a humdinger of an experiment.
Not only that, I managed to conceive a realistic plan to make my coffin, too. If you recall, the "coffin" is a small area devoted to sleeping ( like Dracula ), and by sleeping in it, I may keep my energy expenditure to a bare minimum. ( Not sleeping in the nude, if you were curious. )
What else needs to be done? I need a place to put the passive solar device. I need a tank that will contain heated water. I need the pumps and the lines from the tank to the device. Finally, I need a pump and some lines to run from the tank to a radiator that will heat the coffin. Sounds like a lot of hardware, doesn't it?
Still in the planning stage.