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Updated: February 4, 2018.



Cast your vote for NTREG's Executive Committee Nominees


Online voting will be conducted through midnight, February 9, 2018.
For those who didn't have an opportunuty to vote online, or anyone who would rather vote on paper, ballots will be available at the NTREG meeting on Saturday, February 10, 2018.

NTREG Monthly Meeting
Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018.
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Location: Midway Hills Christian Church, 11001 Midway Road, Dallas, Texas. (Map)
Our meetings are held in the Fellowship Hall, which is accessible through the church main entry, or from doors in the rear.
Topic: "Off-Grid Revisited - Five Years and Going Strong!"
Presenter: Mike Renner - Living Off-Grid in Weatherford for Five Years (And stil at it!)
About Our Presentation:
NTREG member Mike Renner will share his experiences living off the grid for the past five years. Mike is a do-it-yourself kind of guy whose solutions are a mix of conventional and unconventional.
Hear how Mike's journey to energy independence began with a DIY grid tied solar project, and kept growing, despite an uncooperative electric co-op, and setbacks by Mother Nature.
"My motivation is to reduce my carbon foot print and become Energy independent in the event of a power outage. The system has increased in size year by year to the point that it produces all our energy needs. We have been disconnected from the grid for more than 5 years now, but still have it available for back up. We did have to switch back to grid power for 30 days two years ago, and you will learn why we did." ~ Mike Renner
About Our Presenter
Mike is a do-it-yourself kind of guy whose solutions are a mix of conventional and unconventional. He has no formal training in solar energy. He learned by doing. This makes his presentation very down-to-earth. His home is owner-built, and includes many energy efficiency features. Power for Mike and his family is derived 100 percent from sun and wind sources. He goes above and beyond, including solar hot water, solar thermal storage for his home and greenhouse, and a very large rainwater capture system.
If you've ever had questions about going "off-grid", Mike is the one to ask!

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