Living off the grid - the realities

By Daniel Pedersen
Updated May 29 2018 - 10:10pm, first published 1:46am
Jeff Foster in front of the battery array that helps power his home. He says total annual maintenance costs are about $50 to $60 to top the batteries up with distilled water.

WHEN Jeff and Marg Foster took on the 160-hectare “Bendee” outside of Bingara in 2011 it was a no-brainer when it came to operating independent of the national energy grid.