The Transylvania Times -

By Eric Crews
Staff Writer 

Mike Carrick Lives 'Off The Grid' - Brevard NC


Last updated 11/18/2013 at 10:23am

Mike Carrick sits in front of his home located off Kim Miller Road. photos on (Times photo by Eric crews)

For most people, colder winter weather brings with it the dread of higher energy bills. But for Mike Carrick, a local real estate agent who lives in a solar-powered home in Transylvania County, winter weather is nothing to worry about.

Carrick has been living "off the grid" since 2003 when he purchased an 11-acre tract of property near Kim Miller Road and built a home that relies solely on electricity generated from the sun to power all the electronics in his house, his well pump, lights, refrigerator and other items. One might think that living without access to unlimited electricity could...

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