‘Off-grid’ Archive

Making Raspberry Pi in the woods

So the Ohmsteader is an old school DIY kinda guy, and so it’s taken him a pretty long time to come around to adding computer control to his DIY projects – but no more.  The wonderful and amazing Raspberry Pi and its even more spare cousin Arduino are changing that.  Full fledged and surprisingly easy [...]

Grid Connected Vehicles as Mobile Generators

The folks over at plugincars.com  have a nice article on plug in electric vehicles that also generate electricity for the grid. The article is about PG&E, no small owner of fleet vehicles, and their interest in bootstrapping Chevy-volt like technology for range expanded EVs that rely on an on-board electrical generator. Their after market to [...]