The dangers to our aging, fragile electrical grid are numerous. Over the last few years, many of us have focused on the risk of an EMP, mostly fueled by North Korea’s nuclear and ICBM testing. But that may not be ...Read More »
Build Your Own Solar-Powered Backup System
When most people think of emergency power, they usually think of gasoline, propane or diesel generators. While generators make a lot of sense in an emergency situation, they do have some tactical downsides. First of all, most generators are relatively ...Read More »
Can Solar Alone Get You Off The Grid?
When you’re looking to go off grid, there are several options, but you’ll often begin by asking: Can solar alone get me off grid? The answer to this question is “yes,” but keep reading if you want more details. Using ...Read More »
The Must Have Sine Wave Inverter, The Real Secret To Solar Power
When most people think about solar panel systems, they think of the panels themselves. Those monocrystalline or polycrystalline black panels of about two feet by four feet. Solar panels themselves are ubiquitous in our society, and they can be seen ...Read More »
How To Heat Your Home With Solar Heating
Solar power is a hot topic these days. With energy costs increasing and expected to keep on increasing, many are seeing solar power as the way to go. While expensive, it’s possible to add solar power to pretty much any ...Read More »
8 Simple Ways To Live Off Grid On Less Watts
How often do you take electricity for granted? If you are like I once was, it happens quite frequently. I would shut off lights and unplug things when not in use. However, I still never really took the time to ...Read More »
The Danger From The Smart Grid That No One Is Talking About
Big government’s plans to modernize electricity by creating a smart grid appear to be a recipe for disaster. Consequently, a grid such as this would be more vulnerable to hacking and sabotage. A smart grid will be more prone to ...Read More »
Living On Solar: Is Ditching The Grid Realistic?
If you’ve ever thought about ditching the grid and living on solar power, then you’re not alone. Questioning Your Local Power Company Odds are that you’re living in a home right now that is tied into a nationwide network of ...Read More »
Which Solar Energy System Is Best For You – Grid-Tied Or Off-Grid?
Solar energy systems are not all created alike. Just because homes have a set of solar panels on the roof, it doesn’t mean that they all are operating similar systems by any stretch of the imagination. Primarily, there are two ...Read More »
Utilizing Passive Solar Energy
By utilizing passive solar energy, our ancestors could use temperate differences to heat and cool their homes. The sun rises in the east and sets in the west, right? And it is higher in the summer than in the winter. ...Read More »