Did you know that 1 in 8 houses in Australia is powered by solar? That puts the country down under, far over most nations. And now whole towns are talking about “distributed” power, or local control, that could further help communities save. It’s an instruction manual for where the U.S. could go.
Sometimes it makes sense to just step off the reservation. And now, people ready to make that big move off the grid can hook-up with like-minded folks (perhaps even before they leave WiFi behind) through the Land Buddy exchange at Off-Grid.net. Land Buddy makes it easier to find a piece of real estate to set up your fully sustainable shop, or the connect with someone looking to share a spot.