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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The wealthy real estate investor was found to have emptied bank accounts worth millions of dollars, and left behind books about how to change identity and live off the grid. Chadwick, now 55, had featured on America's "15 most wanted" list.
Official estimates said 99 percent of the population in the country has an access to grid electricity, but estimates based on census data and the number of connections reported by utilities suggest that access to grid electricity was only about 74 percent in 2016 and up to 35 percent of the population may still live off the grid.
"That amount will perhaps be enough if the family will go on a forced diet, live off the grid in a lean-to, forego schooling, among other deprivations," she said as she challenged government officials to prove their point by living on a monthly budget of P10,000.
The senator added the amount would perhaps be enough 'if the family will go on a forced diet, live off the grid in a lean-to, forego schooling, among other deprivations.'
He persuades her to run away with him and live off the grid. Gabes affections shift to the mysterious Catherine, and his break-up makes him the target of bizarre Sasha attacks.
Jim Hammill, president and CEO of Erwin Hymer Group North America Inc, said, 'This is a really exciting and important partnership as the two technologies combined allowed owners to live off the grid, anywhere, anytime, and always have power and charging capability using the incredible WATT Imperium Fuel Cell as long as they can fill their propane tank.
There will be plenty of noncelebrity challenges for Feresten as well, including a couple looking to live off the grid for a year, an art director who wants a motorcycle with a sidecar for his bulldog and a retired NFL player who wants a classy ride on a budget.
Unless you live off the grid, you will not escape the political firestorm of 2016.
"It's a special kind of person who wants to live off the grid," Boon says.
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.
The Trumpeys live off the grid in their hand-built straw bale home, and they produce at least half of their own food by gardening, canning, freezing, and raising animals for meat and eggs.
Expressing his delight Yahya Khan Chief Financial Services Officer Telenor Pakistan said This initiative will empower nearly 40% of the Pakistanis who live off the grid with access to clean and affordable solar energy.
In retirement he moved to Steinhatchee, Florida where he lived and helped managed a local boat yard, doing his best to "live off the grid".Casey is survived by his son Brendon Casey of Vernon CT, daughter Jessica Anctil and her 2 children Benjamin and Brianna LaFleche of Worcester MA, his former wife Jeanne Casey Arsenault of Southbridge Ma, niece Maureen of Charlton Ma, and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and many many friends.Casey also leaves many close friends he made in Florida that became his extended family.
Then one day her life is saved by a mysterious girl named Blossom, who introduces Lynn to her own world and family of Underlanders who live off the grid. Lynn is enchanted and amazed.
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.