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Decentralized Energy Generation for LEED, Passive House & Green Homes
Renewable energy

Which is the Best Type of Home Energy Generation for Green Homes?

...power output will be quite unpredictable, so you may be relying on grid power more than you might wish. Personal wind turbines: Zoetrope home wind turbi...

The Zoetrope DIY Vertical Wind Turbine Design
Wind power

The Zoetrope: Open Source DIY Vertical Wind Turbine Design

...wind turbine made from common materials. Many of the materials can be found at your local hardware store and the rest can purchased online or made at home, for ...

Bullfrog clean power
Renewable energy

Bullfrog Power makes clean renewable energy available to all of us.

...home solar panels happens in the middle of the day when most of us are at work and our homes are using little power. So unless you have a battery backup system ...

Lifestyle and environment

Emergency preparedness guide for homes

...powered modem to operate. Home batteries and generators can charge devices, but a very simple option to keep your phone powered is a portable power bank. Be s...

Off-grid home with solar PV & Battery backup
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Thinking about renewable home energy and a battery backup?

...home battery systems: In the earlier days of off-grid home construction and home power storage, the only home battery option on the market was the lead/acid v...

The off-grid Ecocapsule accessory dwelling unit
Tiny house

The off-grid Ecocapsule tiny house

...home - and the tiny solar and wind-powered dwelling will be available for sale later this year. Nice Architects has already completed a prototype, and they plan...

Electricity

Lights, appliances and all things electrical

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60 Minutes On This Bicycle Can Power Your Home For 24 Hours (In Theory Anyhow)
Renewable energy

Can you really power your home with a bicycle generator?

...home solar , wind power and even bicycle generators can make for a more efficient home, as you rely less on grid-fed power. Even in the greenest province or s...

Ecohome's Kenogami House 'The Most Resilient Home in North America'
Concept and design

Resilient design features for new home construction

...power. Be sure they can all be operated manually or by stored battery power during a power outage, and consider avoiding installing air conditioning in homes wi...

Tiny House living in cold climates - one of the best tiny homes on wheels
Tiny house

Tiny Houses - Living in Cold Climates

...homes are more affordable and eco-friendly that large homes, but are tiny homes on wheels green? Read here to find out if Tiny Houses are good for the environme...

Efficient green home design choices
Concept and design

Efficient home design, or how to design a home to use less energy

...home may include features like geothermal heating, wind power and solar panels, but these are not the defining features of green living. They come in second, an...