Energy independence turns the gears of the visionary’s imagination, and grants us individual control of our modern lives. No meaningful alternative to the Crown’s system can be achieved without exploring decentralized energy production and storage.
3 simple DIY "Sand Battery" Air Heaters! all w/non-electric "heat powered" fans! all 3 units run totally off-grid! the hot sand in the 'sand battery' heats the air AND runs the stove fans! no electricity is needed!
New forms of thermal energy storage systems built using abundant, cheap materials are on the rise. One company is aiming to sidestep the complications that come with chemical batteries…with a brick battery.
Lithium-ion remains the battery energy storage technology that all newcomers need to beat if they want to get a share of the market. More of more of them are looking like doing just that, including an alternative chemistry using one of the Earth's mo
A research team from Skoltech, Aalto University, and Kurnakov Institute has recently developed a new, versatile and simple approach to using carbon nanotubes for manufacturing carbon nanotube-polymer nanocomposites.
Believing solar vehicles were feasible beyond the lightweight Aptera and Lightyear One cars, Joel Gregory Hayes wanted to create an all-electric, solar-powered motorhome that despite its weight could travel the Pan-American Highway from the arctic c
After multiple threats from big companies, they have managed to ban our first video of the water engine. But we have made this shorter version of the same video. In this way it will take a while to ban it again as they cannot detect that it is the sa
What is "off-grid" living really like? There's a reason that I enclose that term in quotation marks, and we'll address it toward the end of the article. Additionally, I have to balance a fine line between transparency on the subject and my ow
Stella Vita is the World's first ever solar powered campervan capable of a staggering 600 Km on a single charge! Stella Vita is the World's first ever solar powered campervan capable of a staggering 600 Km on a single charge!
Harley-Davidson spin-out electric motorcycle brand Livewire has revealed the S2 Del Mar as its second model, with a very limited edition selling out in a matter of minutes. The full production version will follow for a tempting $15k price tag.
In what it describes as the most significant demonstration of its kind in half a century, the US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) beamed 1.6 kW of power over a kilometer (3,280 ft) using a microwave beam at the US Army Research Field in Maryland.