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Wind turbines on eBay

Though I believe that at this time wind turbines are way to expensive to buy (especially in Poland, as I explained here), not every off-gridder is also a DIY-enthusiast. Because of that some of you may be forced to purchase wind turbine, instead of making one by yourself.

If you consider buying one, I’d suggest trying to find one as cheap as possible, as it’d make it easier for you to get a return from this expense. Buying used one may be a good idea, but only if you can measure if the turbine is working properly. (more…)

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  • Produce, save, store!

    If you want power your off-grid home by yourself, you need to look at this idea on three levels:

    • producing the energy in any source,
    • reducing the energy use,
    • storing it for future when supply exceeds demand.

    There are only two ways to deal with this problem with one simple solution. But none of them is a good one. (more…)

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  • I just looked at the results of the poll I posted in the sidebar when I launched this blog. I ask there, what are the causes you want to live off-grid. One of the main causes is at the moment the “to reduce utility costs”. When I cast my vote in that poll I didn’t check this option. I simply don’t believe that living off the grid is a good way to reduce utility costs. (more…)

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