This family quit the rat race more than two decades ago. They have used solar PV, a wind turbine, small hydro and battery storage to manage their power needs, with all the usual mod-cons.
NZ network operator launches campaign to give away free 3kW solar systems with Tesla Powerwall batteries to 130 households, community groups and schools.
How effective is a standalone solar system in areas that experience snowfall? We asked Ed and Laurie, off-gridding Americans who live, and grow most of their own veggies, at 1280m above sea level.
New 6.4kWh system from LG Chem brings costs at top end of the range down towards $1,000kWh, reinforcing the growing wedge between solar and storage and grid prices.
RenewEconomy is proud to introduce its new consumer-focused publication, One Step Off The Grid - helping households, businesses and communities navigate the energy revolution.
Leading BNEF analyst says solar + storage unstoppable, because they are already cheaper for Australian households to install than electricity from the grid.
CEFC commits up to $15m towards Australia's largest solar+storage system at a WA mine – a ground-breaking project set to transform remote power generation.
It’s satisfying to turn on a light or power tool and know the energy was generated only a few metres away.
Another WA housing estate to trial solar, storage using unique shared strata model to benefit investors and tenants, cutting grid energy consumption by 60%.
Northern Territory mine to tap solar power plus vanadium redox battery storage for energy supplies, the latest miner to turn to renewables.