Renewable Energy

The best advice on energy efficiency, solar power, wind energy, living off the grid, and more.
Save on the cost of a solar electric system by doing the installation work yourself. We'll walk you through system planning, siting, wiring, grounding and more.

Hot Box Stored in Kitchen Drawer
Saving Fuel with a Rocket Stove and Hot Box
When your food has reached a hard boil on a rocket stove, transfer it to a hot box to finish cooking without fuel.
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Straw Bale House on the Prairie
This off-grid home in the Flint Hills of Kansas employs a number of sustainable strategies, including solar and wind power.
Homemade Biogas Generator
Make a Biogas Generator to Produce Your Own Natural Gas
Transform grass clippings, food waste and livestock manure into renewable biogas energy with a homemade biogas generator.
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