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Bullfrog clean power
Renewable energy

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

...grid. At night when the sun is down and you are using power, you are drawing off the grid. Having home solar panels means you have made an investment in clean...

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.

...off-grid and uses a fraction of the water as the next most efficient machine on the market, does it really matter? Interested parties should go over to the Yi...

Heating an off-grid home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid heating systems

...off-grid LEED Gold passively-heated home. Being a newcomer to living off of the grid, I did not make the best initial choice for our heating system. In order ...

Passively-heated off-grid LEED Gold home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid living blog - energy modeling projections and real performance

...off-grid LEED Gold passively-heated home. Find previous posts at this link . We didn't originally plan to do any formal energy modeling for our home. It only ...

Trinity portable wind turbine for charging devices
Wind power

The Trinity portable wind turbine will charge your gadgets on the go.

...offer a chance for myth debunking! And if you're someone that lives off grid, then devices like this simply become a way of life. So pedal-charge your devices...

Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

A Toronto Off-grid home 20 years later; how did it fare?

...off-grid house designed by architect Martin Liefhebber was one of two concept homes selected by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) as part of th...

Artistic rendition of one of the pre-fab net zero homes, Alberta
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Net Zero Community in Calgary, Alberta

...offer this sustainable building process to Calgary Homebuyers on this scale," said Sam Attia, President, Landmark Homes. "We are committed to providing an optio...

Tiny Tack House living room
Tiny house

The tiny house movement: Tiny Tack House

...off-grid. It's equipped with solar power generation, carries its own water, has a full kitchen and bathroom, but is also capable of plugging into the grid at ...

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?

...off-grid home , or even how to build an off-grid Tiny Home , check out our building guide pages , or use our Edelweiss House as an example of what is possible w...

Solar panel installation
Solar photovoltaic

Ten questions to ask a solar panel contractor

...grid-connected and off-grid solar setups have their advantages. Off-grid solar allows for energy independence since you rely on the energy you’ve stored rather ...

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