off the grid


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off the grid

1. Not connected to municipal utility systems, such as the water supply or the main electrical grid. I just need to get enough solar panels installed to disconnect from the city's electricity supply and my house will be completely off the grid.
2. Free from governmental observation or control; not traceable through any means of commerce or communication that could be linked to one's identity. Fearing for his life, the whistle-blower from the intelligence agency was forced to live off the grid for a number of years, eschewing anything that might leave a digital footprint for someone to find.
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Most of his customers who are off the grid are cottagers but any combination of products can be arranged to suit the customer's needs.
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His interest sparked by the purchase of a drystone shack halfway up a Majorcan cliff, he investigates the disconnected life in the UK, where there are about 5,000 conventional houses off the grid and an equal number of 'static non-houses' (tents, yurts and the like).
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