Off-grid

Tassie off-grid

Going off the grid in preparation for retirement is a dream for many and a reality for Peter and Robyn Tuft who run their house and car from a solar and micro-hydro power system.

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Should you quit the grid?

Debate abounds on whether going off-grid is the ‘greenest’ response for those households wanting to reduce their environmental impact and reduce energy bills. Andrew Reddaway steps through the multiple ways households are connected to the grid, and explains what’s involved with cutting ties.

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Solar stored

Tesla’s dramatic entry into the household energy storage market has shaken up the solar industry, but what effect could it have at the local level? The ATA’s energy analyst Andrew Reddaway says the situation is particularly interesting for those embarking on new builds.

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Small is Beautiful: A Tiny House documentary

There’s something alluring about the idea of a tiny house; going off the grid, paring down possessions and building a minute, but complete abode of your own.

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