Intro to the project
Here is the introduction to the project in the native language
"Off-grid.rocks is a place where people, households, organisations or communities can learn about technical energy solutions or get/exchange information, knowledge, research and their own experiences of building and living with them. Even though these might already be smart choices for both us and the nature, there are still room for improvement.
We invite you to join us on this journey!"
Here are some of the things you can do on the site:
Instructions for uploading solutions
Would you like to contribute with your own solutions or versions, great! Here are some instructions for uploading new content or solutions. The content will first be sent to the Off-Grid DIY team for a quick review before being added to the platform.
Instructions for uploading solution
Please submit your solution by including your content in a text document or PDF, for example by using Google docs.
A list of the preferred content can be found below and is also in the structure that most solutions that you find here are presented, some with a few alterations.
Images & videos
Images or photos should preferably be included in the document.
Videos should preferably first be uploaded to youtube and the links should be included in document.
Using the form
When the document is ready it can be sent to the team by using the form below. If the maximum file size of 20 MB is exceeded, we urge you to either compress the size of the document, or dividing it into 2 separate files.
List of content that should be included:
1.Name of the solution
2.Category of solution
(e.g. energy source | scale | etc)
(What it is/General idea of)
4.Complexity of building, operating and cost of the solution (LowMediumHigh)
5.A representable good quality photo
(not technical but for a cover)
6.Description of the solution
6.1. More details of the solution and technical description
6.2. Technical drawings and drafts
(can be handmade and simple)
6.3. Materials, skills and tools required
6.4. Other preconditions and/or requirements
6.5. Results, learnings and errors to avoid
7.Step by step guidelines for building the solution
(add photos when needed)
8.Video of the solution building workshop or process
(optional, preferably links to youtube)
9.Relevant links and articles
10.Cost Analysis and Life Cycle Analysis
11.1. Geographical territory
11.2. Context of the prototype
11.3. Who are the people, communities, institutions and
organisations operating the prototype/installation?
11.4. Photos from the location
11.5. Videos (optional, preferably links to youtube)
12.Who has collected the information
(who filled in this framework)
(in developing the prototype or built the same solution somewhere else)
14.Contact information for more information about the solution and its location if publicly accessible
If you have any questions or experiencing problems with the upload, please contact the off-grid team at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Instructions for posting events & workshops
Are you interested in arranging your own workshop? Here you find out how you can submit information and include it in the calendar.
You can post your own event by submitting the information in an email.
The information required are:
1. Type of event
2. Name of solution
3. Location and name of organiser
4. Date and time
5. Number of participants
6. Any applied charge or cost
7. Schedule for the event with times and activities
8. Contact information
The topic of the email should be initiated with New Event Post and then sent to email@example.com
New content is added to the platform at least once per month and it might take some time before the submitted event is posted.
Terms & Conditions
How should the content on this site be considered?
The goal and aim with the Off-Grid DIY project and platform is to inspire the usage of so called "best practices" for ways to live with energy off grid. It is not always ment, nor possible, to provide a full and exhausted description of a system and all its parts, and the content on this website should be considered by its viewers as suggestions and inspiration.
The solutions that are presented are still under development, and different external conditions or legal regulation might have an impact on what is possible to build in different locations, as well what the results from the solutions might be.
Regulation & Safety
Even though the topic of the project and platform is "Do It Yourself", it is important to understand that safety routines and legal regulation always should be followed. Some of the solutions will require permission from authorities and parts of the work or installations might require licensed professionals (for example electrical work, gas, chimney control and more).
Make sure that you are comfortable and have proper experiences connected to usage of tools or equipment during building-phase, always ensuring that the site is secure during installation. Also make sure that the solution in itself will not create safety-hazards after its installation.
The content of this website is designed to provide inspiration and motivation to its readers. Neither the publisher nor the individual authors or partners shall be liable for any physical, psychological, emotional, financial, or commercial damages, including, but not limited to, special, incidental, consequential or other damages that might occur in connection to an installation or as a result from operating a solution.
The reader is responsible for their own choices, actions, and results.
Please make sure that you follow regulations and operate in a safe manner at all times.
The content of this website is subject to copyright-laws according to CC BY 4.0 (Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International). This means that it is free to copy and use the content, but with a few conditions regarding giving credits to the original authors if published.