Tag Archives: off grid living

Solar Powered Inflator Fan Update

We want to take a moment to update everyone on how the solar powered inflator fan project is coming along. We are working on the perfect combo of blower, battery and collector right now. It’s a finicky process balancing duration and cost that we want to get just right. We appreciate your interest and patience with this project. We will update you more soon when we have been able to achieve the results we are hoping for.

In the meantime, you can email us your name (multisheltersales@gmail.com) to get on the list to be one of the first to get it once the package is all ready. Thanks again for following along with this project!

Solar Power Fan Update

As many of you are aware, we have installed, and are testing an inflator fan which is run totally by solar power. We would like to eliminate or reduce the amount of variables and unknowns before we make this package available. One of the big questions has to do with how many days the little fan can run the way it is supposed to on consecutive cloudy days. During the aftermath of Hurricane Patricia we experienced numerous cloudy days in a row with the temperature just above freezing.

There is not enough margin for leeway in this package so we are checking out a smaller fan. If this works, then this would be the way to go for the smaller greenhouses. Our greenhouse has about 500 sq.ft. of double cover which is not all that big. This would also confirm that we need either need a bigger storage battery or a second solar panel.

Please stay tuned for more updates.

Upcoming New Trade Shows

We are excited to be part of some new shows and workshops coming up and look forward to the new opportunities. We hope you’ll join us!

*WORKSHOPS* Grow Better not Bigger Workshops featuring Jean-Martin Fortier in association with Perennia and ACORN
July 27 Abundant Acres, Center Burlington, NS *SOLD OUT*

July 18 Bethany Gardens, Antagonish, NS
http://nsfarmandfoodevents.com/
Norm will be doing a consultation session during these workshops as the structures on properties are Multi Shelters. Jean-Martin will be conducting a book signing from the Market Gardener (http://www.themarketgardener.com/mg-tools/shelter-solutions-greenhouses-tunnels/)

**NEW SHOW** Georgian Homesteading & Survival Show  August 2-3 10 am to 6 pm
Markdale Arena, Markdale Ont.
https://www.facebook.com/georgianhomesteadingsurvival
Grey County’s premier trade show focusing on educating those interested in a sustainable and healthy lifestyle; along with innovative ideas, tools and gear for being prepared in the midst of a natural disaster, lean times in the economy or other emergency situation.

**NEW SHOW** Hastings County Farm Show August 19-20
halfway between Belleville and Madoc right on highway 62
http://www.hastingsfarmshow.com/welcome.htm