live off the grid

live off the grid

1. To live without one's home 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 I'll be able to live completely off the grid.
2. To exist outside of governmental observation; to be untraceable 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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However, for a few folks with inquiring minds and a burning desire to live off the grid, the announcement spurred them to learn more about the reality of how much energy they need and use on a daily, weekly monthly and yearly basis.
She believes it is even possible to live off the grid in inner city areas, but that requires being a functioning part of a community.
Boston-based Lux Research, a global analysis firm focused on emerging technologies, recently published the results of a year-long study of the challenges of providing electricity to people in developing countries who live off the grid, without access to reliable power, because major utility companies are unable or unwilling to extend their facilities to isolated outlying populations.
The special profiles a journalist who deliberately chooses to live off the grid.
5billion people who live off the grid with an incredible electric light that is powered by gravity.
1) Smart House - Household energy management system that enables users to live off the grid for more than one week during a power outage
They wanted to live off the grid, gain economic independence and form an intentional community.
Some tiny-house owners seek to live off the grid, or at least lightly.
Unless we live off the grid, obtaining our water also requires major infrastructure for storage, purification, and delivery.
Some committed folks still design homes that allow them to live off the grid, even in cities.
In Mexico, some 5 million people, or about 5% of the population, live in villages considered too remote for grid extension; in Brazil some 20 million live off the grid.
Since conservation lowers how much electricity we need to generate, it has the further benefit of making it easier to live off the grid.
While I do understand the desire of many to live off the grid, to grow their own food, raise their own animals, and live a lifestyle closer to the earth, I believe that most of your readers look toward this lifestyle as an end in itself, not to avoid some sort of Armageddon-like occurrence.
With the addition of solar panels, this home is perfectly set up for someone who wants to live off the grid.
I like to eat fresh foods, but as I live off the grid, I'm limited to what will keep without refrigeration.