Case Study: Living Off-Grid

Melinda and Ezra Auerbach began living off grid on Lasqueti Island in the 1970's. Since then, their lifestyle has literally evolved from kerosene and candles to dishwashers and Wi-Fi.

Hanergy Launches Innovative Thin-film Solar Powered "Humbrella"

The Humbrella integrates functions including off-grid power supply, electricity storage, night lighting, and terminal charging. It can collect sunshine and convert it into electricity and save up to 40000mAh of power, enough for 10 hours of quality night reading time.

Panasonic Launches Off-grid Solutions Project to Mark Its Centenary

Panasonic will donate its products such as solar generation and storage systems, provide education and technical training to cultivate human resources, and help develop local business models taking advantage of electricity.

What is Smart Off-Grid?

Smart Off-Grid provides a way for off-grid systems to be monitored, managed and controlled remotely. Built-in, low-cost wireless communications in solar, wind and hybrid-powered devices send critical data to a cloud-based management system in real-time.

During Irma's Power Outages, Some Houses Kept The Lights On With Solar And Batteries

Adele Peters for Fast Company: The ability of some residences and businesses to stay functioning as the power went out around them shows the growing potential of local generation and microgrids. Now those batteries just have to get a lot cheaper.

Solar with Energy Storage Success: Cuttyhunk Island, MA Celebrates Its First Summer Going Majority Solar-Powered

Solar Design Associates of Harvard, Massachusetts, designed and installed this 1,020-panel solar array and a 1 MW energy storage system that have delivered over 50% of the electricity this summer for Cuttyhunk Island, Massachusetts.

Energy Harvesting Europe Article: A world without batteries

Energy Harvesting Europe Article: Governments, manufacturers and other interested parties agonise about what to do as multiple gigafactories spew out vast numbers of lithium-ion batteries that almost always die before the life of the equipment in which they are placed and they are linked to toxins, fires and other nasties. As the world moves to structural electronics instead of the nostalgic old components-in-a-box designs, the batteries are holding up the party because even solid state ones tend to swell and shrink with each cycle, bursting a smart structure apart.

Off-grid Power in Remote Areas Will Require Special Business Model to Succeed

Developing a successful business model that could deliver off-grid power will require addressing challenges unique to the population, an Oregon State University researcher concluded in a study published recently in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews.

The Aquion Energy Saltwater Storage Battery

This system is working good in a 4000 sq ft shop & house combo, but could use more storage for peace of mind & will likely upgrade next year.

Follow-up: Moving off-the-grid and into a micro-house in the Southern Adirondacks

I would recommend this living situation to anyone! I feel that this isn't just a temporary fad but a trend that will continue especially for Millennials that are buried in debt, specifically student loans.

Moving off-the-grid and into a micro-house in the Southern Adirondacks.

New York State resident Matt Holleran refuses to be one of the many Americans paying one third of their income on housing. For that reason, he's moving off-the-grid and into his very own micro-house in the Southern Adirondacks.

New, POWERstation 247 turnkey technology for rural Off-Gridders who want energy independence

The first fully integrated and UL certified solar energy storage system, with built-in battery storage, for homes and small businesses

Tigo Powers Largest Solar-Battery, Off-Grid Home in the World

This project was done with the highest level of workmanship and the highest level components selected from every nut and bolt, to the use of Tigo.

ALTEN Battery Chargers Launches a Propane Battery Charging DC Generator for Low Emission Off-Grid Solar and Battery Support

ALTEN Battery Chargers Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of the ALTEN P1 propane and natural gas battery charging DC generator. Powered by an ALTEN converted propane engine with an industry leading Subaru 5-year engine warranty, the P1 greatly improves telecom and industrial off grid solar reliability and battery life while significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Developers Want Housing Estates "Off Grid"

A South Australian solar energy company is in talks with 'major developers' to build energy self-reliant housing estates which don't need to be connected to the main electricity grid.

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