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Published on Dec 1, 2015
Urban Frontier House: Direct-Current Microgrid Randy Hafer of High Plains Architects discusses the ongoing "Urban Frontier House" project in Billings, Montana, during the 2015 Harvesting Clean Energy Conference. The house, a step toward an off-the-grid house in an urban environment, is super insulated, has solar panels, and an "urban turban" wind generator. The generator is manufactured by a Japanese company and is one of the first in the country. The home also has a Direct Microgrid, and a water-capture system. Hafer discusses the process of building the home, including the positive reaction of the neighbors in the mixed-income neighborhood.