Energy is one of those issues that never seems to go away. It has always been a problem for civilizations, and some experts would argue that the management of energy is the number one cause of collapse in societies and systems. It can definitely make or break the homestead, and careful planning and management of this resource is a top priority.
Setting up your own off-grid power system isn’t that hard, but some forethought and research will help prevent costly mistakes.
The sun is at the root of all energy on the planet, but some methods of harnessing its power are more direct than others.
Since first making a Chispito wind generator from junk in 2004, we have received thousands of queries and comments. Here are some of the issues we have addressed.
Alternative fuels are a hot topic at present. Other than the mainstream fossil fuels, there is also bio diesel, alcohol, wood gas and electric to consider.