Posts Tagged "propane generator"

Propane Appliances, or Electric?
by NORTHOF60GIRL on DECEMBER 7, 2009 - 14 Comments in OFF-GRID 101

Laurie: "likes warm towels"

Laurie: "likes warm towels"

The Department of Energy reported in 2007 that natural gas or propane is still the cheaper form of energy compared with electric. Comparing previous years indicates that the cost of using electricity to power and heat our homes will continue to rise. Using alternative forms of power to generate electricity such as solar panels and wind turbines enables us to get out from under the electric companies high bills, unreliable service, and help protect the environment.

That being said however there are some limitations to the types of appliances that we as off-gridders’ are able to use with just solar or wind power.


Navajo go solar
by DHAMOTHARAN on JUNE 28, 2009 - 0 Comments in OFF-GRID 101, SOLAR

Sacred Power Inc. of Albuquerque has got its hands on half a million dollars of stimulus funding for off-grid power.

It has been awarded a USD500,656 grant through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to help bring solar- powered electricity into homes on the Navajo Nation currently without electric power. (more…)

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