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Tesla Motors Battery Storage for Off Grid Solutions

Nissan Leaf Battery Pack

Changing the face of Solar Power Storage for Home or Business. “We are going to unveil the Tesla home battery, the consumer battery that would be for use in people’s houses or businesses fairly soon,” Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said during an earnings conference call with analysts Wednesday. Combining solar panels with large, efficient […]

Europe #1 Leader In PV Solar Production

Vine Fresh Produce Project

Trends 2014 in Photovoltaic (PV) Applications, IEA PV Solar Report IEA released the latest edition of Photovoltaic Power Systems Program report, briefing a huge quantity of different aspects of the global solar PV market in addition to country- and region-specific solar PV markets, learned from Clean Technica. Basically, many of the charts show that China, […]

Basic Geothermal Cooling System

Samples of Geothermal Heating and Cooling Systems

Two ways to cool your Off Grid home from the summer heat using a basic geothermal cooling system.  The ability to cool your home with the Earths natural cool temperatures is likely easier then you may have initially thought. About 5 – 6 feet below the surface of the Earth the temperature is a constant […]

Bringing Cheaper, Lighter Solar Cells Outdoors

Solar Cell Colloidal Dot

Think those flat, glassy solar panels on your neighbour’s roof are the pinnacle of solar technology? Think again. “The field has moved fast, and keeps moving fast, but we need to work toward bringing performance to commercially compelling levels” Researchers in the University of Toronto’s Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering have […]

Australia to pilot new power plan

One of the largest solar companies in the world has chosen Australia as the proving ground for a new model of power production that promises to give householders more control – and cut bills. ‘WHAT DO YOU DO when the sun doesn’t shine?’ It’s been one of the criticisms levelled at the solar panels that […]

Best Wood for Fires and Heating

Woodpile Tree Art

Heating With Wood: Species Characteristics and Volumes Introduction Wood is an excellent source of heating used by numerous household and off the grid enthusiasts. More firewood will be burned as the cost of other energy sources like gas, propane,  and electricity continues to rises. In order to use firewood effectively, an understanding of species characteristics […]

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