Daily Archives:June 3rd, 2008

Feeling powerless?

On Sunday morning we had a brief power outage at home. Everything went quiet, and my little electricity monitor, which normally shows a usage of somewhere around 1kW, displayed a number I hadn’t seen before:

All of a sudden, I understood the appeal of trying to generate your own power and get ‘off the grid’. It must be quite satisfying to see how low you can get this number in normal daily life.

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