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Off grid updates

+1-1   My off grid life is more enjoyable and more fulfilling than just about any part of my old life – living in the city, working 2 jobs just to make ends meet (barely), work, eat, sleep, pay bills, repeat. … Continued

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12-volt guide book

Tips on running a domestic setup with car batteries, or how to add extra power outlets to your car

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emPowering Africa

Prototype for future solar energy programs.Local action brings renewables to poorest parts.

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Landmark off-grid housing victory

An off-grid community in Devon – has won temporary planning (zoning) permission after a long battle against wealthy local residents.

The group of 16 people, featured in Nick Rosen’s book, How to Live Off-grid, paid just

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Showtime for solar

Solar power is going mass market even in Northern regions. We tell you what price to expect and checklist the pitfalls if you decide to run your house from solar panels.