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Records of wind power production in Poland

During the last Christmas we have experienced windy weather in Poland. This caused not only a lot of property damage, but also had positive effects. It cleared the smog and allowed the Polish wind energy to beat several records.

According to an article on the website wysokieniecie.pl, based on data from PSE (Polish power grid operator), on December 23rd, Polish windmills worked at 90% of their capacity, generating electricity with a power of about 5.2 GW (while at that time the total power demand in the country reached 22 GW). On the first day of Christmas, December 25th, the production from wind turbines filled 40% of the total demand for electricity. (more…)

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  • Root cellar in my renewable home – why?

    For quite a long time I thought of building a root cellar for my renewable home. In this article I will describe you the basics of my idea, explaining why I want to built it so much.

    I must honestly say that I want to build my home as off-grid capable as possible because I believe that in a couple of years our world will change substantially because of the Peak Oil. When the oil becomes three… four… ten times more expensive than it’s today, I expect a lot of trouble with supply of the energy from the grid. I am also a bit worried that in that point a global war will be started to fight over the remaining fossil fuels. (more…)

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  • I changed blog’s theme

    I’m sorry I write about changing theme, and not about living off the grid. I just couldn’t pass by this theme I saw on another blog. I thought it fits perfectly to my idea of living off the grid — to live in the country, make your own energy and grow some biomass to heat the house.

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  • I might buy a lot suitable for renewable home

    As it came out recently, we (my wife and I) might have a good chance to buy a large lot of land and a small house, both suitable to make it a renewable and sustainable place to live.

    A colleague I work in the same room (!) owns a 8-hectare (20 acres) lot and an old house. About 25% of the land is arable and flat, the rest consists of slopes, hill, valley, swamp and forest.

    If we buy this lot, we might use most of it to plant some biomass. It has a lot of water, so drilling should be very easy. The place is also suitable for installing a wind turbine! So I might have easy access to everything that’s needed to live off the grid: fuel for heating and cooking (the house is equipped with wood stove), wind for generating electricity and a water from well.

    I will keep you updated with more info if I have any.

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