The Handson Journal Of Homemade Power

Issue #68 December 1998 / January 1999


8 Hassle-Free Intertie PV

Don't be frightened by all of the horror stories about the bureaucracy of grid intertie. Joel Davidson proves that the standards are being defined. With a little patience, it can be done.

16 Backup Community Water from a PV-Powered Well

An Earthship community in New Mexico collects most of their water with roof catchment systems. When that's not enough, backup comes from a community-owned, 900 foot deep, PV-powered well system. A portable tank provides for distribution.

24 Get a Grip!

Tilt-up towers can be tricky to operate, especially on a less-than-flat site. Wind power connoisseur Paul Gipe introduces us to the Griphoist—a hand-powered gadget that makes for safe tower tilting without truck, tractor, or winch.

34 PV Power Turns Trash Into Resources

Public events can generate a lot of waste. The mobile PV-powered Waste Reclamator travels around Britain's fairs and festivals helping sort rubbish for recycling.


Renewable Energy Eco Friendly

Renewable Energy Eco Friendly

Renewable energy is energy that is generated from sunlight, rain, tides, geothermal heat and wind. These sources are naturally and constantly replenished, which is why they are deemed as renewable.

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