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The off-grid Ecocapsule accessory dwelling unit
Tiny house

The off-grid Ecocapsule tiny house

We saw this on Off Grid Quest and found it was begging to be shared... If your fantasy is to live totally off the grid anywhere around the world, that dream ju...

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Drumi the foot pedalled washing machine that makes laundry off-grid oh
Renewable energy

This foot pedalled washing machine doesn't need electricity and uses very little water.

A typical washing machine can use up to 87 litres of water per load, not to mention its ability to eat up electricity. An efficient Energy Star machine can cut...

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Electricity

Lights, appliances and all things electrical

...Generation: There are many ways to generate your own power, but what the most efficient method for you is depends largely on your geographical location as ...

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Windmill
Renewable energy

Micro-power generation

...generation. For example, the power grid in Quebec is largely fed by hydroelectric generation. Despite the enormous destruction caused by the initial constr...

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Transparent solar power producing windows
Renewable energy

transparent solar panels

When considering solar cells as thin as laminate and completely transparent, the possibilities seem endless. Imagine every glass or laminant surface in our bui...

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Product of the month: Aquion’s Aqueous Hybrid Ion saltwater home batte
Renewable energy

Aquion’s saltwater home battery

...micro-power generation a staple of the residential construction industry. Good things we hear about the Aquion saltwater battery: Aquion hasn't been o...

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60 Minutes On This Bicycle Can Power Your Home For 24 Hours
Renewable energy

60 minutes on this bicycle can power your home for 24 hours

The article below was written by Amanda Froelich and was originally published on Trueactivist. The only thing we might add is a caveat regarding consumption ra...

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Wind turbine © Jinterwas, Flickr
Lifestyle and environment

Clean energy infrastructure and efficient-housing for Canada's Indigenous communities

Representatives from 18 communities across Canada attended three week-long intensive sessions last summer as part of the clean energy capacity-building 20/20 C...

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Off-grid, passively-heated LEED Gold home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

All about off-grid power generation

...generation with propane. I looked briefly into bringing power lines back to our site, but an off-grid solution became the obvious choice when I realized that th...

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Tesla Solar Roof shingles
Solar photovoltaic

The Tesla Solar Roof: we love the hype, but we'd like to see some actual facts.

...micro-power generation market and take the burden off governments to be solely responsible for moving towards renewable energies. Solar Roof shingles are fa...

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Off-grid home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Thinking about renewable home energy and a battery backup?

...generation leads to a lot of line loss during transmission. Micro-power generation can greatly reduce that; it also decentralizes power so less people are affec...

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