Renewable Energy

The best advice on energy efficiency, solar power, wind energy, living off the grid, and more.
DIY solar expert Gary Reysa built this solar space and water heater for his Montana home for just a fraction of the cost of a commercial solar water-heating system. Here, Gary walks you through the process of building your own.

Bill and Lorraine Kemp Living Off the Grid (And Without Propane)
Many people dream of going completely off the grid and producing all of their own electricity. Lorraine and Bill Kemp have made that dream a reality at their home in rural Ontario.
Tips for efficient wood heating. Why not heat your home with a woodstove? Wood is a renewable fuel, and it’s often cheap and local, too. Tips for Efficient Wood Heating
Save time, energy and money with this advice on lighting the fire, managing the blaze and more.
Biofuels Making Biodiesel
A community farm in Montana explores growing crops to produce vegetable oil for fuel for greater self-reliance and reduced environmental impact.
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