The Arizona Nomadic Community That Runs on Solar-Powered Car Batteries

A one-man operation called High Desert Off Grid is repurposing old lithium batteries from electric cars by hooking them up to solar panels and turning them into emissions-free generators. The concept solves two problems — it gives Quartzsite’s boondockers a green energy source, and it offers a second life to cast-off batteries that are too depleted to run a car but still have enough juice to power some lights, a hot plate and a laptop computer. A custom-built software program manages the loads on the batteries, tracking energy output and helping the user choose when to run appliances to optimize efficiency.  Source: The Arizona Nomadic Community That Runs on Solar-Powered Car Batteries