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Interested in the latest in solar, wind, thermal, biofuels and more? This is the place for you!

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Does anyone have a worksheet or form to determine your household energy budget, how much solar or wind would have to geenerate to meet your needs?System costs and ROI?  Good sources to look reputable…Continue

Started by Joe Klinkhoff. Last reply by Bob Lawrason Mar 20.

Green House in Winter 2 Replies

I am trying to find an alternative way to heat my small greenhouse during the winter so that I can continue to grow veggies, herbs, etc.  I have tried electric heaters and electricty is proving to be…Continue

Started by Deb Shaded Deer Schorzman. Last reply by CJ Verde Mar 5.

SOLAR POWER CHEAPER THAN FOSSIL FUELS IN 5 YEARS?! 2 Replies

Perusing through Grist today, I saw a headline from Bloomberg.com that General Electric sees…Continue

Tags: fuels, renewables, alternative, fossil, energy

Started by Caroline Malcolm. Last reply by Caroline Malcolm Jun 6, 2011.

solar powered heated watering bowls? 7 Replies

Hello Everyone,I'm in the process of building a little barn for goats and alpacas, and I'd like to use solar power for whatever it might need.  I've found plenty of solar powered lights, but I…Continue

Started by Christa Nelson. Last reply by Caroline Malcolm Jun 6, 2011.

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Comment by Caroline Malcolm on June 3, 2011 at 11:07am

Cool project on Instructables.com - Bike Generator! This generator can power 2 AA batteries and charge a cell phone or ipod! 

 

Has anyone created a project like this? Interesting concept...I'm also interested in energy neutral/energy generating gym equipment!

Comment by Cornelia on August 16, 2010 at 5:14pm
Thermal Banking Greenhouse Design
Comment by David Berry on July 20, 2010 at 1:52am
I think Home Depot is BP Solar - Irony
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BP_Solar


Lowe's uses a local Los Gatos company called Akeena
http://www.akeena.com/residential/andalay.php
They have some license with Andalay for the Technology
http://andalaysolar.com/cm/specifications/Home.html

Both likely offer the same financing support which is helpful for this technology.
Comment by David Berry on July 18, 2010 at 12:13pm
Check out re: char - http://www.re-char.com/

Carbon Sequestration with Fuel and Soil Amendment!
 

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