Composting Toilets

New COMPACT model 22.5 wide, 31 high, 32 long. No flushing water needed. No chemicals. No Septic System. Toilet sets on bathroom floor. New COMPACT model 22.5 wide, 31 high, 32 long. No flushing water needed. No chemicals. No Septic System. Toilet sets on bathroom floor. R1 HP36, Holton, KS 66436. 913-364-4407 Send 1 for info on all Sun-Mar models. R1 HP36, Holton, KS 66436. 913-364-4407 Send 1 for info on all Sun-Mar models. Above This is one of 100 City-el's that will be tested by the general...

Lead Acid Batteries

The Lineage 2000 is a pure lead battery. The patented design does not require the impurities of calcium or antimony alloys that shorten the life of lead acid batteries. Therefore life expectancy in your alternative energy home is 20+ years of service. No Hydrometer readings necessary. Unmatched in performance, quality, reliability and safety. Water additions every 2 to 5 years. The Lineage 2000 has been designed to eliminate the hazards of fire, and their virtually indestructible case prevents...

Michael Potts

While not known as a giant in the auto industry, Switzerland has a variety of developmental activities underway. During a visit in the summer of 1993, I found I could rent a well built, commercial grade electric Fiat for 50 Swiss francs (about 33 U.S.) a day in Geneva. Sponsored by Hertz, Avis, SixtAlsa, and the Geneva Cantonal Energy Office, this program offers a day's test drive for a price far lower than that of a conventional car rental. The rental cars are Fiat's own conversion of their...

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Radiant Heat Wire Schematic 24volt

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Solar Energy International

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How To Run A 24 Volt Motor On Solar Power

Twelve 51 Watt Kyocera PV Modules 9 Amperes at 24 to 32 VDC Twelve 51 Watt Kyocera PV Modules 9 Amperes at 24 to 32 VDC than a Sun Frost. Four Osram compact fluorescents supply the lighting. My Sun Frost is a little unique in that I bought it without a finish and built an oak cabinet around it to resemble an antique ice box. The oak came as used flooring from an old house. The Sun Frost has operated very well for over two years and I couldn't be more pleased. The automatic washer is a Whirlpool...

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In bright constant sunlight, if you measure the current that a panel puts out as a function of panel voltage, you'll get a graph which looks like a . At the knee of the curve is the maximum power point the point at which current times voltage is a maximum. In dim light, the same panel might give a curve which looks like b . Notice this curve has much less power, but the voltage of the maximum power point doesn't decrease very much. Vpmax will decrease with decreasing sunlight and increasing...

A M P L E Power I Company

7 8 FULL, make everyone a battery expert The Energy Monitor II is more functional, more accurate, and easier to use than any other meter measuring Amp-hours. With a watertight housing, computer port, and PC software to capture data, the Energy Monitor II is leagues ahead of the 'competition'. With solar controller and load disconnect logic standard, the Energy Monitor II is the most economical solution available. With full temperature compensation, the Energy Monitor II will pamper your...

My Lai Hospital Solar Project

When my neighbor Danny Cunningham return building a medical clinic in Xuan Hiep, Vietnam in spring 1992, all he could talk about was going back. Danny had gone as a Team IV member of the Veterans Vietnam Restoration Project VVRP , and soon talked me into returning with him. I have been designing solar powered water syste and water filters with the architect Michael Reynol and Solar Survival Architecture. So I suggested that we get pumps and filter Vietnamese water. Danny got in touch with Mr....

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I enjoyed your article on phantom loads HP 37 . I, too, have never understood why a clock has to come with every appliance. And I can't stand the idea of unseen, unknown electronic creatures gobbling up electrical power at my expense My question is this, can turning off and on the power supply to some appliances damage them I am concerned primarily with satellite equipment. As you know, this equipment is expensive, and my serviceman says that he has experienced problems if the equipment is shut...

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Earth And Ferrocement Dome House

Y wife Ann and I live in a 1500 square foot, earth-sheltered, free-form, concrete dome. We have not paid a utility bill since 1981. We have no back-up generator or water pump. Our power comes from 560 Watts of photovoltaic PV panels. Water is supplied by a Bowjon Homesteader windmill, and heated by the sun. Our fossil fuel use is about 40 gallons of propane a year for our kitchen stoves. We have many appliances two refrigerators, computers, stereos, TV, VCR, washing machine, a machine shop, and...

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Joe Flake describes a complete PV system for a travel trailer for under 2,000. Joe Hoar and Veterans Vietnam Restoration Project members put solar power on a medical clinic near Quang Ngai, Vietnam. Shari Prange discusses EV safety disconnects, circuit breakers, fuses, and as a last resort the wire cutters. John Schaefer describes the European EV scene and tells of renting an electric car in Geneva. and reports on their actual capacities. Learn how to recognize when a nicad cell is fully...