Hurricanes. Blizzards. Earthquakes. Tornadoes. They’ve all clobbered populated areas over the last few years, resulting in extended power outages, fuel shortages and even lack of potable water. But people live comfortably in completely off-grid locations, generating their own electricity with backup power, using sustainable sources for heat, and even recycling their water.
These off-grid systems are gradually creeping into mainstream America. Generators are sold in some supermarkets, wood stoves are becoming popular heating options, people are learning how to recover and re-use grey water, and battery backup solar power systems are being rejuvenated by inexpensive batteries coupled with steadily increasing utility power rates. Inevitably, prices for these technologies will become more and more affordable — just as electricity, gas and water become more expensive.
Our special guest for this week’s show is Tod DuBois, CEO of Sangha Energy. Tod’s company specializes in off-grid living systems, including solar with backup power storage, generators, and grey water recovery systems. Tune in to this week’s Energy Show as Tod and Barry talk about your options for sustainable electricity, heat and water – even in your suburban jungle.