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maintenance, preparing for winter, 14-7 pedal power, basics, 23-48 pedal power, pedal powered charging, 31-50 pedal power/photovoltaics, Haaren/Abbott, 36 W,

PV: 65 Wp, 12 V L-A, 12-13 photovoltaics, Ananda, powers 4 homes, 6600

Wp, 24 V, 24-14 photovoltaics, Andrews, 96 Wp, 12 V L-A, 13-5 photovoltaics, Battagin, 204 Wp, 24 V L-A, solar welding, manual tracker, 33-6 photovoltaics, Bridges, 470 Wp 12 V L-A, solar hot water, 12-5

photovoltaics, Burckhard, 1250 Wp, 24 V lead acid, 29-18

photovoltaics, Chase, 658 Wp, 12 V lead-acid, 316

photovoltaics, Ciotti, 816 Wp, 12 V nicad, ram pump, Clivus Multrum, 28-6 photovoltaics, Flett, 384 Wp, 12 V L-A, 13-7 photovoltaics, Hawes, straw bale home, PV: 408

Wp, 12 V L-A, 35-62 photovoltaics, Hodgdon & Burgess, 200 Wp, ac sub pump, 23-12 photovoltaics, Hoffman, 228 Wp, 12 V L-A, 7-5 photovoltaics, Home Power, 155 Wp, 12 V L-A, 79

photovoltaics, Home Power, 400 Wp, 12 L-A, 16-7 photovoltaics, Kuff, 472 Wp, 12 V L-A. LCB, 700 ft from PV to battery, 25-16 photovoltaics, LaChapelle & Hunt, 400 Wp, 12 V L-A, 17-13

photovoltaics, Markatos, dome, 735 Wp, 12 V

lead-calcium gel, 32-14 photovoltaics, McCoy & Reisling, 360 Wp, 12 V LA, passive solar, rain pond, 24-6 photovoltaics, Murray, 400 Wp, 12 V L-A, 9-5 photovoltaics, Phelps, 576 Wp, 24 V L-A, 24-22 photovoltaics, portable , on cart, 10 Wp, 12 V, 3122

photovoltaics, portable, charging small batteries for radio, 33-68 photovoltaics, portable, hermit power box, 48 Wp,

12 V nicad, 28-16 photovoltaics, portable, in garden cart, 105 Wp, 12 V L-A, 29-14

Systems continued photovoltaics, portable, Voltar, in pickup, tracker,

945 Wp, 28-30 photovoltaics, portable, Yoder, juicer business, 65

Wp, 12 V L-A, 35-14 photovoltaics, Pryor, 200 Wp, 12 V L-A, 2-7 photovoltaics, Robishaw & Schmeck, 140 Wp, 12

V L-A + nicads, earth bermed, 35-6 photovoltaics, Rook, 714 Wp, 24 V nicad, log cabin, 27-6

photovoltaics, Stillman, 400 Wp, 24 V L-A, solar hot water, 22-6 photovoltaics, The Wizard, 48 Wp, 12 V nicad, 1531

photovoltaics, urban, Drake, 700 Wp, 12 V L-A, 21-6

photovoltaics, urban, Potts, 250 Wp, 12 V L-A.

economics of, 21-25 photovoltaics, urban, SEI, stand alone, 450 Wp,

12 V nicad, 26-6 photovoltaics, Walker, 480 Wp, 12 V L-A, pump, solar hot water, 34-6 photovoltaics, Ward, 90 Wp, 12 V lead-acid, 30-6 pond aeration, 23-42

recreational vehicle, photovoltaics, Gilbert, motorhome, 750 Wp, 12 V L-A, 24-40 recreational vehicles, at camp ground, photovoltaics 258 Wp, 12 V L-A, 20-12 shorties, photovoltaics, 19-49 shorties, photovoltaics, wind, on a budget, 18-44 shorties, wind, photovoltaics, solar hot water, rainwater, cogen, 20-50 solar water/space heating, D'Angelo/CMC, 17-19 tract home, Kyocera, 6372 Wp, 48 V, 325 V lead-acid, 16-35

utility intertie, PURPA, equipment, requirements, pros and cons, 32-25 utility intertie, rate systems, 33-49 wind, on sailboat, homemade 2 Amp wind generator, 5-9 wind/photovoltaics, Ames, Bergey 1 kW, PV: 190 Wp, 4-5

wind/photovoltaics, Cook, Northern Power 3.5 kW,

PV: 2560 Wp, 120 V, , 29-6 wind/photovoltaics, Davenport, 200 W

wind/photovoltaics, Home Power, PV: 1400 Wp, wind: 800 W Survivor, 12 V nicad, 30-101 wind/photovoltaics, Linn, PV: 880 Wp, homemade wind, 24 V nicad, 26-16 wind/photovoltaics, Millard, Electro 6 kW, PV:

1300 Wp, tracker, 10-17 wind/photovoltaics, on sailboat, Oldfield, PV and wind, 18-16

wind/photovoltaics, Rassman 2.8 kW Jacobs, PV:

370 Wp, 342 V L-A, 11-9 wind/photovoltaics, Simko, Whisper 1000, PV: 288

Wp, 36 V. hot water, 36-18 wind/photovoltaics, Swisher, 200 W Wincharger,

PV: 280 Wp, 12 V L-A, 21-14 wind/photovoltaics, urban, CCAT, PV: 450 Wp, 12

Telephone basics of radiotelephones, 7-32 basics, different types and sizes of radiotelephone systems, 32-34 group radiotelephone system, 12-32 RCC and IMTS comparison, 4-29 Telemobile radio telephone system (TtW!), 8-38 Telenexus Phone Line Extender, 14-35 ThermoElectric Generation basics, 36-47 Trackers

Trackers continued Millard, Electro 6 kW, PV: 1300 Wp, tracker, 10-17 Wattsun PV tracker (TtW!), 25-56

Utilities

$1 on utility bill for RE, 25-32 and PV applications, 35-82 and PVs, 33-70

future of, use of hydrogen, 29-28

hidden energy costs for commercial power, 16-21

intertie, PURPA, equipment, requirements, pros and cons, 32-25 intertie, rate systems, 33-49 vs. home power, 27-18

Vacuum cleaners

Sanderson's rebuilt Kirby's (TtW!), 32-75 Video Reviews EVs & Hydrogen, 27-78 Solar Videos, 28-74 Voltmeter homebrew, 2-31

homebrew, expanded scale, 12-34

homebrew, LED bargraph battery voltmeter, 10-26

SunAmp's Bar Graph Voltmeter (TtW!), 22-55

Washine machines book review, Efficient Washing Machines, 23-77 Washing machines efficiency of, 23-61 retrofitting for high efficiency, 22-44 Wattevr Works washer kit, retrofit (TtW!), 25-63 Water

See also Pumps drilling a water well, 33-54 Water heating See also Solar water heating propane, test efficiency of hot water heater, 3-27 wood, heating water with a woodstove, 35-32 wood, Simko, Whisper 1000, PV: 288 Wp, 36 V. hot water, 36-18 Watt meter Offgrid's Power Meter 15 (TtW!), 25-61 Steamco Solar SPM2000 (TtW!), 27-56 Watt-hour meter using 120 volt kWh meter (homebrew), 17-50 Welding

MigMaster DC Welder (TtW!), 30-62 with photovoltaics, Battagin, 204 Wp, 24 V L-A, solar welding, manual tracker, 33-6

Wind See also Systems basics, 22-15

Wind continued basics, 5-18

Bergey's BWC 1500 wind generator (TtW!), 29-46 blade balancing, 14-17

book review, Wind Power for Home and Business, 36-88

build your own (homebrew), 12-29 build your own, a guide to plans, 17-28 comparison, table of performance data for 10

generators, 35-20 history of wind generator use in U.S., 27-14 instrumentation, NRG Sou'wester & 2100

Totalizer (TtW!), 28-55 instrumentation, odometer (homebrew), 26-64 instrumentation, Trade Wind's wind odometer

(TtW!), 22-53 lightning protection, 24-53 rewinding alternators for, 19-24 site survey, solar, hydro, and wind, 21-75 siting, 1-16 towers, basics, 23-32 towers, height of, 21-64 towers, utility pole & pipe (homebrew), 28-26 Whisper 1000 wind generator (TtW!), 20-42 why use wind vs. photovoltaics, 34-32 Wincharger and Jacobs, 11-13 Windseeker II (TtW!), 14-15 Wiring

Ananda's Power Center IV (TtW!), 29-56 book review, Wiring 12 Volts For Ample Power, 20-61

cables, build for battery/inverter, 7-36 connections, splicing, 14-36 installing and wiring, 2-11 interconnects, 33-46

low voltage wiring techniques, sizing, 2-33 Romex, 27-38

sizing, table, voltage drop, applications, 14-32 sizing, tables, 18-31 wiring non-identical panels, 27-22 Women lifestyle on renewable energy, 21-40 renewable energy networking, Sol Sisters, 19-55 Wood gasification how to, safety of, 21-55 intro to, 8-22 Wood heat See Solar space heating, Space heating hot water, details of, 35-32 hot water, space heat, Simko, Whisper 1000, PV: 288 Wp, 36 V., 36-18

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