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Ready to Pull the Plug on City Power?

What to consider if you want to stop relying on public utilities — or just have a more energy-efficient home.

Approximately 200,000 Americans have taken the plunge into true off-grid living. They’ve said goodbye to municipal services and embraced the challenges that come with independence from utility connections.Whether you want to cut your home off the grid completely or simply take a few strides toward living in a more sustainable and energy-efficient manner, we’re here to help. In the next few months, with the guidance of off-grid dwellers and energy-efficiency experts, we’ll tackle the topics inherent in off-grid living, including siting a home, the building envelope, generating energy from renewable sources, water collection and waste disposal.
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