by NICK ROSEN on JULY 11, 2004 - 6 Comments in ENERGY, LAND, OFF-GRID 101, WATER
Planning to turn your house into an environment friendly, self-sustainable, off- grid haven? Here’s what to do to a perfect off-grid house:
Go solar: solar panels can be used domestically to provide heating and hot water, and produce electricity . You can also install solar lights and a solar-powered fountain in your garden, and charge your mobile phone and car battery with solar battery chargers.
Build a micro dam: if you have a stream on your land, set up a micro hydro turbine to produce inexpensive green energy .
Switch to reed bed sewage systems: waste water is filtered and cleaned as it flows through 3 reed- planted ponds.
And remember: think globally, act locally contribute to the local economy and cut down on transport and pollution by buying materials nearby
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