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Living off-grid

offgrig1Emma Sutcliffe shares her experience:

We’re an average family doing everyday things.  The only difference between your morning and ours is that you’re probably pulling your power from the grid.

It’s a beautiful thing, this grouping of parts and components that, when connected as a whole, creates a perfectly serviceable personal power station.  For me, helping to lug each battery cell into place in our garage – literally, a tonne of weight in total – it represented a lifestyle I wanted and that other people tell me they dream of.

Descriptions of off-grid experiences are appearing every day. This story is typical of many, though it seems to be bigger than it needs to be. Some judicious planning around a mix of energy sources can make the solar component a lot cheaper.

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I'm an ex-navy radio man who is passionate about energy independence. I look forward to the day when all our power needs come from renewable sources.

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