An Affordable Zero Energy Off-Grid House + EV Combination
In an increasingly crowded, complex, resource scarce, and globally interdependent world, long supply lines for energy, water, and food become perilous and subject to natural and man-made disruptions. A return to a more local and self-reliant method of resource use may be a better approach than large centralized scenarios.
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Posted on May 29, 2011 at 12:05pm
We investigate the effects on the American lifestyle of a drastic reduction in remote site energy supply in two areas: operating residences and operating automobiles, which together consume more than one third of all the energy used in the United States. Specifically, we look at the effects of a 10-to-20 fold (more than 1000 per cent) reduction in energy coming from the electrical grid, natural gas, oil, and gasoline. We compare and contrast the costs (without any subsidies) and…Continue
Posted on May 29, 2011 at 12:17am