Bornay wind turbine upgrade

Bornay wind turbine upgrade

So after years of gradually building up our renewable system, we’ve definitely got to the point where its perfectly capable of supplying us with enough power, but the thing about building a system as you go along is that its a learning process, and sometimes you...
Being prepared

Being prepared

The typical image of ‘preppers’ is of heavily armed Americans living in compounds in the mountains, with stockpiles of food and ammunition, or their close relatives the ‘survivalists’ who are kitted out ready to live in shelters in the woods,...
Wind turbine upgrade

Wind turbine upgrade

Right at the start of the year, Gerry from Kerry was kind enough to give us a working Bornay turbine like the (then broken) one we have, as well as a 15 metre mast to put it on. Our mast is 9 metres which seems pretty tall when you’re near it, but in the world...
Our new venture – Off Grid Kit

Our new venture – Off Grid Kit

Over the years hundreds of people have come to us for advice about off grid energy, and over the last two years Steve has increasingly been supplying equipment to people all over Ireland on an occasional basis. With increasing interest in energy security in uncertain...
Looking forward to spring

Looking forward to spring

A busy week in the garden, we’ve tidied up all the beds that have crops in – the chickens had been wandering and taken advantage of the lack of netting on one or two things, so we’ve covered those properly, and cleaned up decomposing leaves that are...
Brendan and Gerry

Brendan and Gerry

Our wind turbine is like a family member – we’ve got used to its various noises, from a gentle thrum of a light breeze to the light aircraft sound it makes in a high wind, and a variety of rumbles in between. So at first, I wasn’t sure whether I...