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  • Free Solar Panels For Off-Grid Living

    Most of us have heard of solar panels but not many people know that much about them. In the simplest terms, solar panels are devices that use light from the sun to create electricity. Usually, they are installed on the roof of a private home or small business. There are many kinds of solar panels. […] More

  • Off-Gridders Applaud: Hybrid Solar/Wind System For Homes

    Maine-based wind energy pioneerΒ Pika Energy* now offers an appealing hybrid solar/wind system that can be used for homes or businesses. For those wishing to move away from the financial and power security constraints of being grid-dependent, this system is worth checking out. This hybrid system has been created to tap into two viable renewable electricity […] More

  • Home Solar & Wind Power From Pika Energy

    Pika Energy* makes a hybrid solar power/wind power system for homes. This offering is designed to take advantage of the strengths of both of those forms of renewable energy. In other words, solar power generation tapers off at the times of day that wind is strong, so combining solar and wind results in an energy […] More

  • Staying Off-Grid: Less Isn’t Always Best

    Whether to live a greener life, survive in a disaster zone or just to be in a better position when the zombie apocalypse arrives, many of us aim to one day go off the grid. There are numerous real life tales of people going off the grid but until you’ve actually experienced it you don’t […] More

  • Water Security, Out of Thin Air

    The ongoing drought in California is taking the issue of water security from outlying prepper culture to the mainstream- and one company thinks it can help. More

  • Book Review: Practical Projects for Self-Sufficiency

    Let’s say that self-sufficiency is a spectrum. You like to garden? You’re on the low end of the spectrum. You can the produce from that garden? You’re a little higher on the spectrum. You irrigate your garden with captured rainwater? Higher still. Fertilize your garden with humanure? You’re really high on the spectrum; there aren’t […] More