Tag: electrical grid

  • How I spent summer off-grid holiday and loved it!

    For those of you who read my blog for a while it won’t be a surprise when I write that I own a Volkswagen Vanagon Camper (RV) and spend some time camping in it each summer. This year I had my first fully off-grid holiday. Last year I connected the camper to the mains on […]

  • Hard rime cuts people off the grid

    In some areas od Poland people are disconnected from the electrical grid by the weather. A lot of hard rime covered electrical lines and caused some pylons to break. It is not uncommon in Poland to have temperatures below -20°C (-4°F). But such weather with very high humidity is not something we would expect.

  • 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 living off-grid a good way to reduce utility costs?

    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 […]

  • The Electrical Grid (Wikipedia)

    The most common public utility homes are conected to is the electrical grid, or simply the grid. 😉 Electricity is the most convenient way of transferring energy to long distances. Because it’s so easy to use, it’s become the main energy source for most home appliances. Before I start getting deeper in the labyrinth of […]