Renewable Energy

Smart charging at home, and more

Posted by Harm Otten in Heating, Self Sustaining, Solar energy 35 Comments »

Do you want to charge your electric car solar based, or when the electricity tariff is low? Do you want to turn on your central heating before you come home? This article describes how I realized it, and more, at low costs.
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Generation kWh by citizens

Posted by Gijsbert Huijink in Self Sustaining 3 Comments »

 SOM ENERGIA SpainIt all started with 157 people, founders of Som Energia, in December 2010 with the aim to jointly produce and consume their own renewable energy. In January 2011 work started to obtain all necessary permits for selling electricity started and by October  the service was launched, initially for just a few hundred clients.

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Transition Towns: In Transition 1.0

Posted by Jeroen van Agt in Self Sustaining No Comments »

In Transition 1.0‘In Transition’ is the first detailed film about the Transition movement filmed by those that know it best, those who are making it happen on the ground. The Transition movement is about communities around the world responding to peak oil and climate change with creativity, imagination and humour, and setting about rebuilding their local economies and communities. It is positive, solutions focused, viral and fun.
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Transition to a World Without Oil

Posted by Jeroen van Agt in Self Sustaining No Comments »

transitionRob Hopkins founder of the Transition movement, reminds us that the oil our world depends on is steadily running out. He proposes a unique solution to this problem — the Transition response, where we prepare ourselves for life without oil and sacrifice our luxuries to build systems and communities that are completely independent of fossil fuels.

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