Power to the people: How technology is helping a new generation to tune out
Advances in solar and wind technology and mobile internet have changed the game for the increasing number of people who choose to go off-grid, keen to live a more sustainable and cost-effective life
Steve Byrne remembers a time when he did “the usual thing”. He would get up early, commute to his job as a newspaper production manager, slog all day and return home late in the evening. And the next day he would get up and do it all over again. It’s a routine that is familiar to many of us. But a stint volunteering on a community farm project changed everything. Byrne, 52, discovered there were ...