In UK and US – fears of winter blackouts
by NICK ROSEN on NOVEMBER 24, 2014 - 0 Comments in energy

PANAPRESS & D Tel: – What does New York City have in common with London? They are both threatened by ageing power plants and failing Nuclear reactors that might plunge the world’s twin financial centres into darkness if there was a cold snap. What makes us think the City that is so great they named […]

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UK Surf Centre to go off-grid
by VEG-HEAD on NOVEMBER 24, 2014 - 0 Comments in community

A SURF centre in Easter Compton near Bristol is launching a £150,000 crowdfunding campaign that will help fund some of the site’s sustainability plans. The Wave Bristol’s campaign got underway Monday, November 24 and Chris Hines MBE, head of sustainability for The Wave, said: “We want this project to be sustainable in all senses, including […]

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Competition for off-grid ideas
by LINDSAY on NOVEMBER 24, 2014 - 0 Comments in energy

WWF South Africa is hoping for more entries into its annual Climate Solver Awards. The competition is a chance to show off innovative technologies geared towards reducing carbon emissions and boost energy access. Entries to the competition are open until January 30. One of last year’s winners was SolarTurtle. The brainchild of company Ugesi Gold, […]

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Largest off-grid Building in North America – plan
by TECHSTAR on NOVEMBER 24, 2014 - 0 Comments in self-sufficiency

Canada Observatory with 2,500 sqm visitors’ center, digital planetarium, 40 inch telescope available for public and school use, with additional telescope for astronomers

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The beginning…
by WRETHAOFFGRID on NOVEMBER 23, 2014 - 0 Comments in wretha

Spring 2007 “What do you think?” PB asked with a hopeful look on his face. “What about your job? Our families? Your kids were born in this trailer.” I responded, we had been discussing the possibility of moving away and completely changing our lives, he was showing me pictures and videos of the rough, desolate […]

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Australian Micro-Grids challenge Utilities
by TECHSTAR on NOVEMBER 23, 2014 - 0 Comments in energy

The penetration of rooftop solar in Australia tells the story of just how keen consumers are to generate their own electricity. But some are going a step further by managing the flow of their own energy usage through microgrids and smart grids. “Once a household or business has a solar panel on the roof, or […]

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A solar bus home
by WRETHAOFFGRID on NOVEMBER 22, 2014 - 0 Comments in wretha

I have a great love for small homes and portable homes, many of the DIY bus conversion homes are pretty good, but this one is tops in my books, it’s functional, it’s roomy, but it’s not too huge to drive, I could live in this. I had to share with you this amazing box truck […]

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‘Risking it All’ TV series sees families downshift
by SALLY BUCHAN on NOVEMBER 19, 2014 - 0 Comments in people

TLC show has three families start a new life outside the system

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Waste oil heaters
by WRETHAOFFGRID on NOVEMBER 16, 2014 - 0 Comments in wretha

Winter is here, all the way down here in far west Texas, tonight it will get down into the low 20s(F), definitely wood stove fire weather, along with some good warm gear to wear and sleep in. Thermal underwear is my constant companion day and night, well more night than day, we often get up […]

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