Power to the people

One Block Off the Grid (1BOG) uses community activism to build networks of solar energy systems so homeowners can get volume discounts.

The renovation, the insulation and the new kitchen all helped, but Meg Goldfeather couldn’t get her 1926 University Heights bungalow to save enough power. She can’t stand looking at her three-digit utility bills, knowing she could generate her own electricity using solar panels on her roof. But cost has been an obstacle. So when Goldfeather’s electrician suggested she look at something called One Block Off the Grid, she was interested.

May 31, 2009