Off-grid

CRISPR gene editing may have just become a whole lot more accurate

CRISPR gene editing is an enormously exciting area for molecular biologists, opening up new opportunities when it comes to editing DNA to fight back …

Genetics

Where Does The Money From Your Electricity Bill Go?

Image: iStock<p>Every month or quarter a bill comes in from your electricity retailer. While some of that bill can be directly attributable to the …

Renewable Energy

World's largest 'off-grid community' wants planet to join in

As we drove through the town of Taos, New Mexico out to the "Earthship" community, thoughts were whizzing through my brain.<p>"Will we be warm enough? …

Mad Max

Is It Really Possible To Go Off Grid?

Going on the run isn’t easy, but there are a few things that you can do to successfully evade capture<p>Channel 4<p>In today’s hyper-connected digital …

Self-sufficiency

Growing up and growing apart

Growing up, I had loving parents — parents who were always there for me and cooked family dinners, parents who drove me to swim lessons and soccer …

Parenting

Stylish shipping container house is topped by a green roof

Cocoon Modules' shipping container house comprises a total floorspace of 320 sq ft (29.7 sq m) as standard. However, the firm will expand the home at …

Storage Ideas

San Francisco Startup Nabs $55 Million to Expand Solar in Africa

Off Grid Electric, a San Francisco-based company that develops rooftop solar and battery systems in Africa, has raised $55 million as it expands into …

Self-sufficiency

EDF Creates JV to Plug Into Off-Grid Energy Market in Ghana

Electricite de France SA (EDF.FR) and African startup Off Grid Electric have formed a joint venture named Zegha to supply the Ghana market with off-grid solar-power systems, the French company said Friday.<p>EDF said Zegha will oversee the installation and maintenance of solar-power kits for homes in …

Self-sufficiency

EFOY COMFORT fuel cell wins 2nd place in promobil reader survey

<b>Brunnthal/Munich, Germany</b>--The EFOY COMFORT fuel cells of SFC Energy, a leading provider of hybrid power solutions to the stationary and mobile power …

Fuel Cell

Living in an Eco-Friendly Yurt

Powered by Nature<p>After a year and a half of living in a Brooklyn apartment, Casey Brown and Danfung Dennis started hatching an escape plan. So in …

Green Living

REI Infographic: How To Choose & Use a Backpack

How many pieces of bacon can you fit in your backpack? Yeah, we’ve always wondered that too… with March in full swing, we’re definitely starting to …

Camping

Shell Technology Ventures Leads $20 Million Investment in Minigrid Specialist Husk

Shell Technology Ventures has led a $20 million funding round for Husk Power Systems, a rural distributed utility company operating minigrids in Asia …

Renewable Energy

Six travel resolutions everyone should make this year

Another year, another weekend break with your pals, week-long beach break with your partner and wasted annual leave come December.<p>Even if you're lucky enough to cram in a holiday each year, do you ever truly get time to think about where or what you might do, beyond booking somewhere cheap and …

Travel

How to Plan an Off-the-Grid Trip to Japan

Japan is in the middle of a travel boom. Political instability across much of the world has given it the appeal of a safe haven, and before the 2020 …

Japan

Backup Power is the Beginning of Living Off Grid - Renewable Energy

In recent months, we have seen the plight of millions of families as they struggle to cope without the power grid and this is becoming much more …

Renewable Energy

This highly insulated modular home is completely self-sustaining

Going off grid isn’t just for solo meditative retreats—nowadays you can comfortably bring the whole family along. Australian firm Modscape recently …

Self-sufficiency

Off-Grid Solar Panel Backpack

Ensure your electronic devices remain juiced up when you venture away from the city by toting this off-grid solar panel backpack. This 10W backpack …

Shopping

Community-Scale Solar Is on the Fast Track to Grid Parity - Rocky Mountain Institute

January 16, 2018 | By<p>Will 2018 be the year when solar power reaches so-called grid parity, providing a cost of energy over its operating life that is …

Renewable Energy

Just Park It: Missouri, Idaho, Louisiana

Try It Tiny offers many options in the states of Missouri, Idaho, Louisiana, both for tiny house rentals and also private land rentals.<p>Check out this …

Louisiana

Shipping container-based tiny house can be towed or stowed

The Vista C is made from a standard metal shipping container measuring 20 ft (6 m)-long and 8 ft (2.4 m)-wide, and can come installed on a …

Self-sufficiency

The Backup Weapon You Can Carry Where Guns Are Banned

Generally speaking, when we talk about carrying concealed, we’re talking about carrying a pistol. I’ve carried a pistol concealed for years, allowing …

Knives

RECOILtv: Glock 19X Minus the X | RECOIL OFFGRID

In order to make the new Glock 19X into a better CCW gun for civilians, Dave and Iain at RECOILtv applied some creative thinking... and a saw.

Self-sufficiency

M.A.D.I. – The Folding Living Unit Which Can Be Installed In Only 6 Hours

While it can be very exciting and wonderful to work on a long-term project and to see a house grow gradually over several months, sometimes such an …

Self-sufficiency

Senegal:What Senegal Needs to Do to Close Its Energy Gap By 2030

Affordable and clean energy is the foundation for many of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Modern energy, like electricity and …

Renewable Energy

How to deactivate your Facebook account

Social media connects us to our friends and family, but it can also send us into a spiral of comparisons and judgement.<p>A lot of people have chosen to …

Facebook

Watch this timelapse of a guy single-handedly building a log cabin the woods

Well, this is damn impressive. Outdoorsman Shawn James built a log cabin in the Canadian woods all by himself -- without power tools --<br>and created …

Cabins

Fear the Walking Dead season 4gets premiere date

The only thing to fear about season 4 of <i>Fear the Walking Dead</i> is not having a premiere date, and AMC is about to assuage that.<p>The network announced …

Celebrity News

Timelapse of a dude building a log cabin by hand is oddly satisfying

Ever want to build yourself a nice cabin in the woods? Outdoorsman Shawn James can help you out.<p>Using basic tools and the power of his own body, …

Cabins

Sustainable tiny home to draw eco-tourism to Chippewas of the Thames First Nation

A tiny home on the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation will give people a taste of what it’s like to live in sustainable housing.<p>The project — a …

Sustainability

Genetically engineered algae could bring off-grid solar power to rural Africa

From making eco-friendly shoes to creating a new type of biofuel, algae turns out to be a pretty darn versatile material. Researchers at the U.K.’s …

Clean Energy