What does off-grid power entail?

Even though self sufficiency is smarter than willingly connecting to a never ending utility bill, it does cost money for the equipment and one should be frugal in energy use. Electricity should not be used for heating. Heating with electricity requires a direct short and makes your power meter race around, and is incredibly inefficient and wasteful. Using electricity for heat is one of the early signs of senility.

New battery could change world, one house at a time

new battery technology in Utah

In a modest building on the west side of Salt Lake City, a team of specialists in advanced materials and electrochemistry has produced what could be the single most important breakthrough for clean, alternative energy since Socrates first noted solar heating 2,400 years ago.

Toyota Supplies Hybrid Batteries For Solar-Storage Project In Yellowstone

Toyota Yellowstone

Toyota has supplied re-purposed automobile batteries as the storage component for a hybrid energy system at the Lamar Buffalo Ranch facility in Yellowstone National Park.

33 kW Off-Grid with a 40 kWh Li Battery Bank


off-grid Li Battery Bank



Battery-Based Energy Storage Emerges As An Enabling Technology For Solar

solar storage

Today, all eyes are on the potential for solar paired with storage. The combination is seen as the golden ticket to mass-market adoption, enabling customers to use electricity generated by renewables even when the sun isn't shining.

Virtual Net Metering

By Nora Caley

Virtual net metering has not only made solar power available to more consumers, it has also created opportunities for entrepreneurs to develop new business models.

With virtual net metering, electricity customers can gain the benefits of net metering from solar panels that are not on their own property, such as in community or shared solar projects. Community solar experts say the solar-for-all concept is an important driver in solar development and in the development of related entrepreneurial businesses.

Solar Homes are lean, green, and seen

Everyone needs a little push now and again. Sometimes, we push ourselves because we see a need. Other times, we get a little nudge that compels us to change how we do things. Such is the case for building solar-ready communities to satisfy not only the requirements of local municipalities, but also the home buyers who demand them.

Hybrid Developers Seek A Winning Combination

The promise to combine renewables, conventional sources and storage is attracting innovators from many markets.

A number of factors have created more favorable conditions for hybrid energy. Changing economics for renewables and fossil fuels alike, as well as the increasing application and development of energy storage, have provided a major boost to hybrid energy.

Wind And Solar Lead New U.S. Renewable Energy Generating Capacity

Wind, solar, geothermal and hydropower combined provided more than 75% of the 1.2 GW of new U.S. electrical generating capacity placed into service during the first quarter, according to the latest Energy Infrastructure Update report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) office of energy projects.

Solar in Duchesne County

Grid electrical utility in Duchesne County is provided by Moon Electric.  The power goes out on a regular basis.  The utility is a co-op with hundreds of millions in assets.  Local residents can spend $2400 a year or $144,000.00 in electric bills over a lifetime.  That's if the price of power does not increase. 


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