We're Marc and Lisa. The past twenty years we've been interested in living smaller, growing our own food, creating our own electricity and basically being as sustainable as we can in this changing world. We live off-grid. We use and have a lot of fun testing all the gear we recommend to folks.
We trained in the renewable energy field (and continue to do so) for Wind/Solar installation through Solar Energy Institute and Midwest Renewable Energy Association.
A small family business, WindFarmer Power and Light, was born in 2007 and we began installing 60 - 80 meter meteorological towers (MET) which gathered wind speed and other pertinent information for potential wind farms. Along with MET towers, we installed small wind turbines (1kW- 20kW) across the Midwest for both on and off-grid farms and ranches, as well as a 100 kW turbine for the Pine Ridge Job Corps.
We added solar as an option for customers, as the need for hybrid (wind + solar) systems grew. We also saw solar as a technology that was more economically feasible for many people.
In 2014, Marc began going on missions for Doctors Without Borders. He implemented hands on solar training classes in Sudan, developed a small deploy-able system that could be used in the field for vaccination refrigeration or much needed lighting. He also installed an off-grid solar system for a coordination building in Haiti. In his experiences abroad he found the need for smaller systems. Emergency systems.
We began doing business as Off-Grid Solutions in 2015. We're now concentrating on off-grid and emergency back up/mobile systems and providing educational workshops for both high school students as well as adults.