Backwoods Solar Electric Systems

For an Earth Restored And A World At Peace Independent Electric Power Systems For The Remote Home Solar Electric, Wind, Hydro We are a family business, living with our products for over 10 years, and offer the knowledge to help you set up your energy system. Our catalog includes lower than usual prices on solar modules, lights, pumps, Trace inverters, Sun Frost refrigerators, and more. Free consultation. Questions are personally answered. Our own 30 amp Backwoods Charge Controller standard...

Northern Sun Power

We were a long way out in the Alaskan bush, over 100 miles from the nearest power grid, and spending more amp more time in a two-room log cabin while planning our bigger homestead. The little cabin worked on dry cell batteries for a radio, and kerosene lamps. The latter were a fire hazard and would never do on a larger scale. Photovoltaics were the obvious way to go, but we had to start from scratch on the design. At 61 28' N., the seasonal swings in power demand just for lighting would be...

Jacobs Wind Electric

Replacement parts, new blades, and blade-actuated governors. We make replacement parts and have new blades for most all wind generators, pre-REA to present models. Many used parts, too. Lots of used equipment available wind generators, towers, both synchronous and stand alone inverters, and Aermotor waterpumpers. Best prices on TRACE inverters and SOVONICS PV's. Information 1 specify interests. Lake Michigan Wind amp Sun 3971 E Bluebird RD., Forestville, WI 54213 Phone 414-837-2267 In the last...

Flowlight Is Still First

FIRST in SYSTEM DESIGN and ENGINEERING FIRST in CLEAR, HONEST, COMPLETE INFORMATION FIRST IN REAL ENERGY INDEPENDENCE at COMPETITIVE PRICES A home made wind machine, using an automotive alternator. Mick built the machine and took the photo. So You Want To Build A Wind Generator There seems to be a renewed interest in wind energy. The last few years have brought increasing numbers of inquiries by do-it-yourselfers about the availability of plans for building wind generators. Whenever anyone asks...

Sci Ad

Box 12, Bradley, IL, 660915-0012, and is available for 6.70, postpaid. Included in the many projects are several small wind generators, generator rewinding data, and the wooden blade plans that most of the above citations employ. High-Speed Windgenerator Propeller Plans, by Kucharik Wind Electric, copyright 1980. Available from American Performance Products, P.O. Box 1351, Island Heights, NJ, 08732-1351. Details the construction of a workable 2-blade airfoil for wind...

Windmachine Home Made

HOME POWER CLUB forming in ITHACA, NY. Exchange ideas, experiences, product info, frustrations, etc. Call or write for date and location of first meeting. Chris amp Pam, RD1 Box 136A, Berkshire, NY 13736. 607-692-7103 keep trying 21 ACRES NEAR KLAMATH FALLS, ORE., 1440 sq ft home, 24 x 48 shop, 2 bdrm cabin possible rental , chicken house, 16 x 16 power house with 20kw diesel gen and 16 ARCO M75 panels on trackers with 1760 amp hr battery bank. Good well 100 gpm . Property is fenced, wooded,...

Solar Powi

PHOTOVOLTAIC amp WATER SUPPLY SYSTEMS PO BOX 548 SANTA CRUZ, NM 87567 505 753-9699 I have invested over 9,000 in my solar system. Both my 22 foot travel trailer and my house have their own separate and complete solar system. I now have three banks of eight Arco model M-55 solar panels on the roof of my house. Each bank has its own regulator. Two regulators are the new Trace model C-30A. The first regulator I purchased was the B.O.S.S. model PCU 12-30. If I only had one 100 Amp regulator, rather...

An Active Solar Tracking System

Solar Tracker Projects

In the spirit of fine home-brewing, this tracker uses cheap ubiquitous parts - a windshield wiper motor and a 555 circuit - as the guts for an efficient machine which keeps panels aimed at the sun. How This Tracker Works Driving a threaded shaft attached to the tracker's underside, the windshield wiper motor is powered by a circuit controlled by two phototransistors which are turned on and off by a shading device. The phototransistors and shading device are mounted on the face of the tracker...

Info

You have my silent congratulations and thanks. SK. Famous Travelling Bicyclist Checks In Excellent publication I had heard of you, but just saw issue 8 at a local ham club. The lead article in that issue is excellent and fits my immediate plans. I've traveled about 16,000 miles on a computerized, ham-radio-equipped recumbent bicycle -- with all systems solar powered. New model under construction carries 92 watts of SX-series modules, regenerative braking with VR hub motors in the trailer, and...

Zomeworks Ad

Heliotrope General has just announced the major redesign of the CC-60 charge controller. The updated model, the CC-60B has three major changes. 1 A higher state of charge voltage range which now allows charging of NI-CAD batteries. 2 Test output jack which allows measurement of panel voltage, battery voltage and PV charge current rate in Amps. All of these measurements can be made with a voltmeter. 3 LOW VOLTAGE DISCONNECT option is now available. The selectable low voltage disconnect is...