Residential Research On Green Living, Guiding The Way To A Safer, Better Future!
I’ve spent years making our household more green and want to share with you both the successes and the failures, hopefully saving you a lot of time and money. This is what happened to us in the real world. This is my attempt to light the way for others behind me on this path to a better future.
What We Do
I want to share information about residential solar energy options, like solar panels, solar hot air boxes (STHABs), tiny battery systems, solar ovens, charging your cell phone and emergency radio and light devices. And anything else I can find!
I’m trying to figure out how to provide a serious amount of fresh food from our residential urban lot year-round. We have six 4′ x 8′ raised beds, a 10′ x 12′ leaky cheap greenhouse, a 500 gallon water catchment system, and indoor hydroponics. I’d like to figure out how to use our sun porch for food production, but haven’t gotten that far yet.
We drive two electric vehicles – a 2013 Chevy Volt and a 2016 Nissan Leaf. Which one is better, what are the differences? Check out the blogs for more information.
Our Residential Urban Green Experiment Numbers
Average kW per month
Most Recent Musings
- Solar That Survives Hurricanes? An Update.60 Minutes did a report on how the Bahamas are upgrading their electrical grid to better handle the increasingly violent and increasingly frequent hurricanes hitting their low-lying islands. I was very concerned about Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands installing … Continue reading Solar That Survives Hurricanes? An Update.
- Lock Your Doors. It’s Zucchini Season.My brother told me years ago that someone told him that people in their small town didn’t lock the doors on their cars except in August. My brother said “why do people lock their car doors in August?” to which … Continue reading Lock Your Doors. It’s Zucchini Season.
- Did I Do All This Work Just To Be Murdered By Vinegar?I have been hearing so much from the interwebs about the benefits of fermented foods that I decided to buy some equipment (spending money is always the first step, right??) and give it a try. I bought a Mason Jar … Continue reading Did I Do All This Work Just To Be Murdered By Vinegar?