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Yirego. Off Grid Living: Solar Myths Debunked. Posted Categories: Solar Power Solar power is a beautiful renewable resource, and so are hydro and wind power!

Off Grid Living: Solar Myths Debunked

So many Americans really want to become more independent, more self sustainable but instead believe the myths that they cant do it! Really? Don't believe the naysayers! Renewable energy sources have come down in price, and with federal incentives and state rebates, it PAYS to invest in something that gives you FREEDOM, independence, and a source of power that NO ONE can shut off!! Everything comes with a price tag. I am amazed. The encouraging part of the new found coverage is a variety of ideals, opinions and tips are surfacing in the comment section.Many have shown to be be very thought provoking and inspiring to read .

I always tell people to bing it or google it if they have a issue with what I am saying. The first thing that surprised me was the incentive hype . Off Grid living is about getting back to the basics! Before You Go Solar – READ THIS. Amazing SALt Lamp Runs 8 Hours on 1 Glass of Saltwater & Charges Your Cellphone. Portable Solar Powered Aquaponics Greenhouse Can Grow Food Year Round. Fifty buck fridge keeps your food cool without electricity. We often say that Small fridges make good cities, but perhaps tiny fridges that don't need electricity are even better.

Fifty buck fridge keeps your food cool without electricity

The appropriately named Coolest Gadgets shows the Mitticool Fridge that Mansukh Prajapati designed as an evaporative fridge that would look good in your kitchen. We have shown many other evaporative fridges, but there are some interesting features on this one, including the trendy plastic door that lets you see what is inside (as it allows some heat gain, there is a price on everything.) Prajapati describes how it works on the Mitticool site: Water from the upper chambers drips down the side, and gets evaporated taking away heat from the inside , leaving the chambers cool.

The top upper chamber is used to store water. According to Coolest Gadgets, it sells for between $40 and $60. Build your own. Electricity-free Groundfridge Lets You Store Produce Without Traditional Refrigeration. Weltevree United States. Tesla Motors Announces New Home Battery That Powers Your Home Off Grid. “Infinite Light” – Unlimited Solar Powered Light in a Bottle! Amazing Clay Refrigerator Keeps Food Cool Without Electricity.

Solar Powered Fridge Invented by British Student Keeps Food Cool for Days Without Using Electricity. Gorgeous Energy-Absorbing Trap Light Never Needs to be Plugged In. Healthy News and Information. Cohabitat - Photos du journal. Why Tesla's battery for your home should terrify utilities. Earlier this week, during a disappointing Tesla earnings call, Elon Musk mentioned in passing that he’d be producing a stationary battery for powering the home in the next few months.

Why Tesla's battery for your home should terrify utilities

It sounded like a throwaway side project from someone who’s never seen a side project he doesn’t like. But it’s a very smart move, and one that’s more central to Musk’s ambitions than it might seem. To understand why, it helps to look not at Tesla, but at SolarCity, a company chaired by Musk and run by his cousin Lyndon Rive. SolarCity installs panels on people’s roofs, leases them for less than they’d be paying in energy bills, and sells surplus energy back to the local utility. It’s proven a tremendously successful model. When you have a lot of solar, you need a lot of batteries Fueled by financing systems like SolarCity’s, government subsidies, and a rapid drop in the price of photovoltaics, solar has been growing fast.

Forecast storage market from GTM Research. Off-Grid Power. Off Grid System This section is dedicated to off-grid power as well as back up power systems. Articles: John Wells: Fascination Fuels A Life Off The Grid. John Wells and the Field Lab, his 128 square foot home in Southwest Texas.

John Wells: Fascination Fuels A Life Off The Grid

Batteries - Lowimpact.orgLow impact living info, training, products & services. What are they?

Batteries - Lowimpact.orgLow impact living info, training, products & services

They are units containing various combinations of metals and chemicals, between which occur reversible chemical reactions to store and then provide electrical power. Some of the metals and chemicals can be quite nasty and toxic (e.g. cadmium). We will focus on lead-acid batteries, which form the heart of many off-grid, or hybrid renewable energy systems. A single 2-volt, lead-acid traction cell, as used in forklifts (a 24-volt forklift would use 12 of these, and a 48-volt forklift, 24). Although other chemical reactions can provide more electricity, the lead-acid battery is proving to be the most successful, because of its affordability, availability, and the fact that it is so robust. In a discharge situation (when giving out energy), elements of the electrolyte react chemically with elements of the plates to release energy in the form of electrons.

Testing the specific gravity of the electrolyte in a cell with a hydrometer. 23 Ways To Make Fire. Please Share This Page: Google + stumbleupon tumblr reddit If you are a first-time visitor, please be sure to like us on Facebook and receive our exciting and innovative tutorials and info!

23 Ways To Make Fire

Photo – © volff – Fotolia.com – Fotolia.com When it comes to basic survival tips, creating a fire is always top priority. As I was going through the list, I noticed that most of the ideas used are based on two main principles: the lens and friction. The lens methods basically use the rays of the sun to concentrate light on a particular surface, thereby increasing its temperature. Your Electricity Company Fears this Man. Trying out the SunRocket Solar Kettle - Living Big In A Tiny House. In our Tiny House, we are going to be completely off grid.

Trying out the SunRocket Solar Kettle - Living Big In A Tiny House

For that reason, we are especially interested in anything that will help us to save energy and fuel. We’ve been really interested in solar cooking for a while, and when we stumbled upon the SunRocket Solar Kettle, we were really keen to give it a go. The good people at Solar Cooking Australia sent us one to try out, and this is what happened. Zeer Pot Instructable - Simple Off Grid Refrigeration Technique Transforms Food Storage In Africa. If you found yourself stuck without power following a hurricane, earthquake, or other disaster, there is no reason anyone should be without this kind of knowledge.

Zeer Pot Instructable - Simple Off Grid Refrigeration Technique Transforms Food Storage In Africa

In this day and age where we can share the knowledge around, I love this idea. Be sure to watch the video on its use and effictiveness as well on the second page of this article, and share it around to all of your loved ones. A zeer pot is an evaporative cooler used in rural Africa and the Middle East to keep vegetables fresh. They consist of two terra cotta pots, one nested inside the other, with the gap between them filled with wet sand. The sand serves as a thermal mass that helps keep the pot cold once it has cooled down, and acts as a wick to spread the moisture up the walls of the pot. Here are the supplies used to build it. Zeer pots were re-discovered and popularized in the early 2000s by the Nigerian teacher Mohammed Bah Abba. Endless Hot Water WITHOUT Electricity. Pilo - Shake It To Power It.

Powering An Led Light Using The Force of Gravity. Tesla Motors Announces A New Home Battery; Living Off The Grid Will Soon Be Status Quo. Free Hot Water! Free Heat! There's Free Energy Everywhere! It's Time To Learn How To Use It! Tesla Motors Announces A New Home Battery; Living Off The Grid Will Soon Be Status Quo. A Portable Washing Machine That Doesn't Need a Drop of Electricity. A pedal powered washing machine - Homestead Notes.