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Off Grid Pros is here to provide valuable information and great off grid content for anyone curious about a life beyond the norm. We will cover anything from solar, tiny house living, RV lifestyles, to great camping sites! How did we get here? It's simple. We have been working in the solar industry, both grid tied and off grid, for many years. In fact, Ryan H. is the owner of our installation and service company! He is a NABCEP certified installer and started his solar business back in 2008 here in northern Arizona. It is our mission to show you the benefits/opportunities of off grid living!
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Episode 1 - Off the Grid Battery Basics

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Episode 1 - Off the Grid Battery Basics

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Episode 11 - Off Grid Horror Stories
Welcome to Season 2 everybody!! We are so happy you have stuck around with us for the first season and have made it all the way here. Today is a very special episode because it is our Halloween edition episode!  In case you did not know, we have a website where you can find all of the off grid products we discuss in our podcast! That website is https://shopoffgrid.com/ and will constantly be updated as we begin to work with more and more companies. Yes, this is an educational and informational podcast but that doesn't mean we can't have fun (and if you've been listening, you know we have lots of fun). Today's episode is mostly fun but we do discuss the results of letting your off grid battery system become the new home to rats and birds... Don't do that! Here are the talking points: Season 2 intro Ghost stories Horrible off grid experiences Most haunted campgrounds Avoiding ghosts off grid Again, we know the off grid world can be confusing and we want to make it as easy as possible! Be sure to subscribe to our podcast and follow along on any/all social media platforms you use: Don't forget to shop for your off the grid products at https://shopoffgrid.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/offgridpros Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/offgridpros/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/offgridpros/ If you haven't done so already, rate us FIVE STARS and let us know what you love about the podcast! Have any specific questions? Need help sizing your solar array? Or do you have suggestions for future episodes? Email us at info@shopoffgrid.com and we will be in touch. Thank you and enjoy!
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October 28, 2020
Episode 10 - Camping With a Twist
Welcome to the season 1 finale!! Camping is all fun and games until things go wrong... What are the essentials you will need to handle any situation? Let's talk about that! In case you did not know, we have a website where you can find all of the off grid products we discuss in our podcast! That website is https://shopoffgrid.com/ and will constantly be updated as we begin to work with more and more companies. Did somebody say special guest? That's right! On today's episode, we have our first ever guest to discuss all things camping! We offer our knowledge on major points of consideration when preparing for that weekend camping trip and even hitchhiking across the country. Here are the talking points: Special guest introduction Different ways to camp Best camping destinations Essential gear The dangers of camping Camping activities Wrapping up season 1 Again, we know the off grid world can be confusing and we want to make it as easy as possible! Be sure to subscribe to our podcast and follow along on any/all social media platforms you use: Don't forget to shop for your off the grid products at https://shopoffgrid.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/offgridpros Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/offgridpros/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/offgridpros/ If you haven't done so already, rate us FIVE STARS and let us know what you love about the podcast! Have any specific questions? Need help sizing your solar array? Or do you have suggestions for future episodes? Email us at info@shopoffgrid.com and we will be in touch. Thank you and enjoy!
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October 13, 2020
Episode 9 - Solar Cooking... Does it Actually Work?
Utilizing the power of the sun is not limited to creating electricity for your home! Solar cooking has been around for hundreds of years and the science behind it only continues to improve. In case you did not know, we have a website where you can find all of the off grid products we discuss in our podcast! That website is https://shopoffgrid.com/ and will constantly be updated as we begin to work with more and more companies. Every day is the perfect day to talk about food. It's something we all need to live so it's a good idea to know how you would still cook in a power loss situation. We offer our knowledge on major points of consideration when preparing meals off the grid or even when you don't have access to gas or electricity. Here are the talking points: Dehydrating meat Grilling Open fire Smokers Solar cooking Battery storage When would you need this? Again, we know the off grid world can be confusing and we want to make it as easy as possible! Be sure to subscribe to our podcast and follow along on any/all social media platforms you use: Don't forget to shop for your off the grid products at https://shopoffgrid.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/offgridpros Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/offgridpros/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/offgridpros/ If you haven't done so already, rate us FIVE STARS and let us know what you love about the podcast! Have any specific questions? Need help sizing your solar array? Or do you have suggestions for future episodes? Email us at info@shopoffgrid.com and we will be in touch. Thank you and enjoy!
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October 6, 2020
Episode 8 - The Most Important Substance on Earth
Everything on earth needs it, making it essential to the survival of our planet... yes we are talking about love today! Well, no we're not but we are talking about water. In case you did not know, we have a website where you can find all of the off grid products we discuss in our podcast! That website is https://shopoffgrid.com/ and will constantly be updated as we begin to work with more and more companies. How would you survive without it? The answer is you wouldn't so it is a necessary discussion to be had when considering going off the grid. We offer our knowledge on major points of consideration when trying to obtain and treat water off the grid. Here are the talking points: Water conservation How to get it What is needed for a well? Hauling water Collecting rainwater Things to think about Water heating Again, we know the off grid world can be confusing and we want to make it as easy as possible! Be sure to subscribe to our podcast and follow along on any/all social media platforms you use: Don't forget to shop for your off the grid products at https://shopoffgrid.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/offgridpros Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/offgridpros/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/offgridpros/ If you haven't done so already, rate us FIVE STARS and let us know what you love about the podcast! Have any specific questions? Need help sizing your solar array? Or do you have suggestions for future episodes? Email us at info@shopoffgrid.com and we will be in touch. Thank you and enjoy!
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September 29, 2020
Episode 7 - Taking Tesla Off the Grid
Let's talk Tesla! Today, we are discussing everything Tesla including vehicles, solar and the Powerwall. Is it really possible to live off the grid and drive a Tesla? Tune in and you'll find out. In case you did not know, we have a website where you can find all of the off grid products we discuss in our podcast! That website is https://shopoffgrid.com/ and will constantly be updated as we begin to work with more and more companies. Tesla is one of the largest companies in the world right now. Being a podcast that discusses renewable energy, it would be impossible to not talk about it! We offer our knowledge on the renewables behind Tesla and how the Powerwall might work for your off grid home. Here are the talking points: Tesla cars battery chemistry Vehicle ranges Tesla Semi Grid tied Powerwall Off grid Powerwall Connecting Powerwall to existing solar array Tesla vehicle off the grid Again, we know the off grid world can be confusing and we want to make it as easy as possible! Be sure to subscribe to our podcast and follow along on any/all social media platforms you use: Don't forget to shop for your off the grid products at https://shopoffgrid.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/offgridpros Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/offgridpros/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/offgridpros/ If you haven't done so already, rate us FIVE STARS and let us know what you love about the podcast! Have any specific questions? Need help sizing your solar array? Or do you have suggestions for future episodes? Email us at info@shopoffgrid.com and we will be in touch. Thank you and enjoy!
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September 22, 2020
Episode 6 - Off Grid isn’t just for Preppers
Welcome to episode 6 of the podcast! Are you under the impression that only preppers live off grid? If your answer is yes, then we are sorry to tell you that you would be wrong! Today, we cover what a prepper is and why they aren't the only ones living off the grid. In case you did not know, we have a website where you can find all of the off grid products we discuss in our podcast! That website is https://shopoffgrid.com/ and will constantly be updated as we begin to work with more and more companies. As we've said before, having off grid knowledge never hurts as this can be something you do six months out of the year or even on the weekends! We offer our knowledge on how to live off grid whether you want to do that full-time or even have an off grid home as a vacation property (it's way more common than you think). Here are the talking points: You don't have to be a prepper You don't have to live off grid permanently Common misconceptions Reasons for going off grid Where to live Budget Again, we know the off grid world can be confusing and we want to make it as easy as possible! Be sure to subscribe to our podcast and follow along on any/all social media platforms you use: Don't forget to shop for your off the grid products at https://shopoffgrid.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/offgridpros Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/offgridpros/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/offgridpros/ If you haven't done so already, rate us FIVE STARS and let us know what you love about the podcast! Have any specific questions? Need help sizing your solar array? Or do you have suggestions for future episodes? Email us at info@shopoffgrid.com and we will be in touch. Thank you and enjoy!
55:47
September 16, 2020
Episode 5 - Solar in the Stock Market
Welcome to episode 5! Didn't know the Off Grid Pros could talk money strategies? Well surprise, today we are talking stock market. Investing in solar does not have to be limited to the installation on your roof! Today, we cover what companies are out there (of course Tesla is involved), how they have performed over time and what to keep an eye out for! In case you did not know, we have a website where you can find all of the off grid products we discuss in our podcast! That website is https://shopoffgrid.com/ and will constantly be updated as we begin to work with more and more companies. It comes at no surprise that the stock market is a very confusing thing to think about and even more confusing to maneuver effectively. We offer our knowledge on what is available to you to invest in and give you a jumping off point for your investment portfolio! Here are the talking points: Publicly traded companies Market capitalization Stock growth over time Exchange Traded Funds Investopedi'as Top Alternative Energy Stocks for Q3 2020 How does this affect you? How to invest Again, we know the off grid world can be confusing and we want to make it as easy as possible! Be sure to subscribe to our podcast and follow along on any/all social media platforms you use: Don't forget to shop for your off the grid products at https://shopoffgrid.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/offgridpros Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/offgridpros/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/offgridpros/ Acorns: https://www.acorns.com/invite/PPVAPB If you haven't done so already, rate us FIVE STARS and let us know what you love about the podcast! Have any specific questions? Need help sizing your solar array? Or do you have suggestions for future episodes? Email us at info@shopoffgrid.com and we will be in touch. Thank you and enjoy!
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September 8, 2020
Episode 4 - Biggest Mistakes Going Off Grid
Another episode of the Off Grid Pros podcast! Today we are covering some of the biggest mistakes people make when moving off the grid. This information is so important for those looking to be prepared for any situation when you do not have the reliability of the grid.  In case you did not know, we have a website where you can find all of the off grid products we discuss in our podcast! That website is https://shopoffgrid.com/ and will constantly be updated as we begin to work with more and more companies. So again, this episode is all about off grid mistakes. We offer our knowledge on what the essentials are when it comes to considering the equipment necessary and what to be prepared for! Here are the talking points: Covering basic needs Inefficient lifestyles Understanding equipment How much will it cost me? Install yourself or pay professionals Living like you're still connected to the grid Having a backup plan Again, we know the off grid world can be confusing and we want to make it as easy as possible! Be sure to subscribe to our podcast and follow along on any/all social media platforms you use: Don't forget to shop for your off the grid products at https://shopoffgrid.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/offgridpros Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/offgridpros/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/offgridpros/ If you haven't done so already, rate us FIVE STARS and let us know what you love about the podcast! Have any specific questions? Need help sizing your solar array? Or do you have suggestions for future episodes? Email us at info@shopoffgrid.com and we will be in touch. Thank you and enjoy!
48:34
September 1, 2020
Episode 3 - Solar Generators
BEST EPISODE YET! Welcome back to the Off Grid Pros podcast! Today we are covering the wonders of solar power stations. But first, to recap what this company is all about, we are three guys out of northern Arizona that recognize the off grid world can be extremely confusing and difficult to navigate. We want to create a place where the every day person can collect knowledge on off the grid information as well as offer the products that are necessary to live or simply adventure off the grid. To do so, we have created this podcast, we are in the midst of creating a YouTube channel as well and most importantly, we have a website where you can find all of the off grid products we discuss in our podcast! That website is called shopoffgrid.com and will constantly be updated as we begin to work with more and more companies. So again, this episode is all about solar power stations. We offer our knowledge on what the essentials are when it comes to considering this equipment no matter if you are off the grid, grid-tied or for your RV! Here are the talking points: What are they?  What brands are available? Various sizes Comparison to custom systems Boondocking your RV Home Backup Power (Grid tied AND Off Grid) What brands are available? Again, we know the off grid world can be confusing and we want to make it as easy as possible! Be sure to subscribe to our podcast and follow along on any/all social media platforms you use: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/offgridpros Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/offgridpros/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/offgridpros/ Don't forget to shop for your off the grid products at https://shopoffgrid.com/ Have any specific questions? Need help sizing your solar array? Or do you have suggestions for future episodes? Email us at info@shopoffgrid.com and we will be in touch. Thank you and enjoy!
54:29
August 25, 2020
Episode 2 - Solar Basics
Welcome back to the Off Grid Pros podcast! Today we are covering the basics of solar. But first, to recap what this company is all about, we are three guys out of northern Arizona that recognize the off grid world can be extremely confusing and difficult to navigate. We want to create a place where the every day person can collect knowledge on off the grid information as well as offer the products that are necessary to live or simply adventure off the grid. To do so, we have created this podcast, we are in the midst of creating a YouTube channel as well and most importantly, we have a website where you can find all of the off grid products we discuss in our podcast! That website is called shopoffgrid.com and will constantly be updated as we begin to work with more and more companies. So again, this episode is all about the basics of solar. We offer our knowledge on what the essentials are when it comes to considering solar no matter if you are off the grid, grid-tied or for your RV! Here are the talking points: Solar panels Inverters Charge controllers Batteries We do not go too far in depth about batteries because that was the entirety of our first episode so if you haven’t listened to that, go check that out after you’re done with this episode! Again, we know the off grid world can be confusing and we want to make it as easy as possible! Be sure to subscribe to our podcast and follow along on any/all social media platforms you use: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/offgridpros Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/offgridpros/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/offgridpros/ Don't forget to shop for your off the grid products at https://shopoffgrid.com/ Have any specific questions? Need help sizing your solar array? Or do you have suggestions for future episodes? Email us at info@shopoffgrid.com and we will be in touch. Thank you and enjoy!
49:20
August 18, 2020
Episode 1 - Off the Grid Battery Basics
Welcome to our first episode of the Off Grid Pros podcast! We are so excited you are here and want to welcome you to the community. First off, a little bit about us. We are three guys out of northern Arizona that recognize the off grid world can be extremely confusing and difficult to navigate. We want to create a place where the every day person can collect knowledge on off the grid information as well as offer the products that are necessary to live or simply adventure off the grid. To do so, we have created this podcast, we are in the midst of creating a YouTube channel as well and most importantly, we have a website where you can find all of the off grid products we discuss in our podcast! That website is called shopoffgrid.com and will constantly be updated as we begin to work with more and more companies. Who are we? Our names are Jonathan, Ryan and... Ryan. Yes there are two Ryans in a three person company! In this podcast, we have decided to call one of our Ryans by their last name of Kanaley. We met at our day job as Ryan is the owner of the solar installation, design and service company called Prometheus Solar in Flagstaff, AZ. Ryan is an Air Force veteran, has a mechanical engineering degree from West Point and is a NABCEP certified installer! For Off Grid Pros, Ryan serves as the CEO and is more commonly known as the smartest of the three. Jonathan is the Director of Marketing at Prometheus Solar and received a degree in marketing from Northern Arizona University. He has been with Prometheus for about three years doing both marketing for Prometheus as well as business development for our DBA Plug & Play Solar Kits where we sell many variations of solar all over the United States. Within Off Grid Pros, he works as the COO as well as your podcast host! Lastly, Kanaley is an Army veteran with a degree in Criminal Justice and soon to be a graduate of the University of Arizona with a Masters of Business Administration. At Prometheus, Kanaley is a Project Manager on the grid-tied side but comes from a background of batteries as he transferred over to us from Battery Systems. For Off Grid Pros, he works as the CFO. In this episode, we give the basics of batteries as it pertains to the off grid world covering anything from maintaining your batteries to understanding how to wire them together. Here are the talking points: Battery chemistries Sizing a system Monitoring systems Keeping your batteries cool Maintaining batteries How long do they last? Wiring your system Again, we know the off grid world can be confusing and we want to make it as easy as possible! Be sure to subscribe to our podcast and follow along on any/all social media platforms you use: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/offgridpros Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/offgridpros/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/offgridpros/ Don't forget to shop for your off the grid products at https://www.shopoffgrid.com Have any specific questions? Need help sizing your solar array? Or do you have suggestions for future episodes? Email us at info@shopoffgrid.com and we will be in touch. Thank you and enjoy!
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August 11, 2020