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August 18, 2004

Energy

Energy efficiency is key to off-grid comfort

Careful planning can decrease the amount of energy consumption of an off-grid building — a key issue if you don’t want to maintain a shed full of batteries. A house built with energy efficiency in mind can consume as little as a tenth of the average grid connected house! Here are things to consider:

Solar House

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Off-Grid 101

Easy off-grid wireless living

Wireless technology is making easier to live and work off-grid.

Wireless internet relies on satellites and small satellite dishes barely 30 cm in diameter. With one of these, it is possible to get a 1M bps connection — 20 times faster than internet via phone lines — even in remote areas.

Installing dish

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