Living Off the Grid

Living off the grid is a goal for many homeowners.  Pictured here is the Van Geet Off-Grid Home, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.  Located near Denver, Colorado, the house has solar panels that take advantage of 300 days of sunlight per year. 

You can see more off-the-grid houses like this one on the Treehugger website

This YouTube video shows how one Nevada City family combined luxury with an eco-friendly design in a 6,000 square-foot home.  Besides using environmentally friendly construction materials, the house has solar panels that supply all heat and power.  Now that’s what we call living off the grid in style!

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Date: Thursday, June 30th, 2011
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