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Arvo off grid

Arvo Thompson went from wanting to live off grid to actually doing it, a step that sadly, not enough people actually do. He has been living the life for 15+ years, designing and building everything on his property himself. He … Continued

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Huge copper mine goes off the grid

Increasingly it is big business that is taking a leaf from the off-grid philosophy. Australia’s largest integrated off-the-grid solar power system will be up and running in 2016 at a copper mine in remote Western Australia. The 10.6 million megawatt … Continued

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Budget solar install

I love seeing how other people do their solar systems, especially those who create and maintain their systems on a shoestring budget, which is how we do things around here. A quick search on YouTube for solar power netted this … Continued

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Freezers and fridges in Africa

One of South Africa’s largest producers of household appliances has announced plans to offer solar powered fridges and freezers to 600 million low-income African families. Let’s hope they also manage to export a few hundred thousand in our direction. The … Continued

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Transitioning to the Off-Grid Mindset

Its all about downsizing.

The more you bring the off-grid mindset into your life before you move, the easier the move will come. You will begin to live cheaper, healthier, and happier before you build a single thing. One day at a time. One step at a time.

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5 things you never knew about Dustin Brown

The Rasta-headed German who beat Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon this week may have been knocked out of the competition today, but his past living off-grid in a Volkswagen is now a part of Tennis history. For years Brown toured the … Continued

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More details emerge on Tesla Powerwall

We previously reported on Tesla’s announcement of home power storage units. Now the company has released the price: $3,000 for seven kilowatt-hours or $3,500 for 10 Availability: Summer The larger of the two battery models should keep an average-size home running … Continued