Thu, 10 July 2014
If the idea of going 'off-grid' excites you, then perhaps now is a great time to be doing it. We live in an era where the cost of items such as solar panels is continually dropping and this is juxtaposed with fossil fuel reserves that deplete day by day.
While you may even be forced off-grid if you move to a remote location, does it make sense going off-grid if you have perfectly good access (for example, in a town or village)? And with different grids -transport, gas, water - which is the easiest to unplug from?!
In this discussion (which was one of our Google+ Hangouts) we discuss some of the issues surrounding going off-grid.
Ken Silverstein, an business journalist who specialises in writing about energy