Charging Batteries With A Generator: Filling Up the Power Bank


There are bound to be instances when the sun refuses to shine, the wind declines to blow, and your batteries are running on fumes. You may find yourself with no other option than to resort to your fossil fuel-powered generator to recharge your batteries. As many already comprehend, there exists no costlier method for battery … Read more

Choosing the Best Well Pumps for Off Grid Homes: Making the Right Choice for Sustainability


If you are not careful when designing your off-grid water pumping system, your pump can be the single largest load on your solar, wind, or micro hydro power system. But since that is not always possible, we will discuss the best pump options, why they are used, and how to make them more energy efficient. … Read more

The Best Choices for Your First Solar Battery Bank: Solar Energy 101

Solar Battery Bank

Embarking on your “off-grid” journey can be an exciting adventure, filled with the promise of self-sufficiency and a closer connection to nature. However, like any new endeavor, it’s bound to come with its fair share of learning curves and initial hiccups. One of the most common areas where beginners face challenges is managing their energy … Read more

Using Your Wood Stove to Heat Water: Efficient Heating

Wood Stove to Heat Water

One of the most overlooked functions of a wood stove is heating water. A few decades ago many wood stoves (especially cook stoves) used what was called a hot water front (small tank in the woodstove) in conjunction with a range boiler (large water tank) beside/behind the wood stove to produce endless hot water. The hot water … Read more