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Are you wondering what living off the grid actually means? It is all about boycotting all those systems that are becoming costlier with every passing day. By these systems, we are referring to the public utilities like power, gas, water and telephone that we use. Every year we end up spending so much money to purchase these. How about a life where you no longer have to worry about paying for these? How about a life where you can produce and use your very own sustainable energy? This is what living off the grid is all about. Not only is this becoming increasingly popular because of the financial benefits; this is also saving the environment from the impending danger.

I chose to write this article because I am concerned for my fellow citizens and the population of our planet. It takes time to institute lifestyle changes. We have to mentally change our perspectives and physically change how we live day to day. It takes time to make changes, we are all up against some time lines for action.

These days, technological advances mean that is perfectly possible to do just that – run your car on water! And it’s not that difficult. Just a quart of waterprovides over 1800 gallons of HHO gas. That’s enough to run your car for months and months!

Mention a solar power farm and many people picture a field of solar panels. This is incorrect in most cases. Instead, one gets a field of mirrors. The mirrors are controlled by a computer system. They are tilted at different angles to do just one thing. They redirect light to the top section of a tower placed in the middle of the mirrors. This section is filled with a large amount of a salt mixture.

After talking about fossil fuel and what will happen if we are running out of fuel ( so-called energy crisis ), let us go straightly into our topic today, the renewable energy. Normally, renewable power sources like wind power, tidal power and hydropower is used to generate electricity.

Obviously, the idea of using water to make power is thousands of years old. Normally referred as hydropower, water is used to power different water wheels plus mills. Our contemporary society makes use water to generate electricity.

Your electricity produces a “carbon footprint” depending on the mix of fuels used for power generation. Your home carbon footprint depends on how many kilowatt-hours (kWhs) of that electricity you use at home.

Space heaters are used to heat a specific room or enclosed area, not the whole house. They are portable and can be moved from room to room, depending on where you need more heat. These heaters come in gas, electric and oil powered varieties but should be used with caution. Risks involved with using this type of heating system is fire hazard and carbon monoxide poisoning from gas and kerosene space heaters.