Kathleen Jarschke Schultze

In response to my comments on washing machines, Maytags in particular, I have heard from Lance Linfoot. Lance lives in Dos Rios, CA and called me to see if I knew what the problem was with Maytags on inverter power. His Trace 2012 and a Maytag would not work right. I did not know why they didn't work well, only that they didn't. He had a Maytag repairman come out and reported to me all that he did to the Maytag to make it work for Lance. It took four things 1. The addition of a capacitor,...

Free Energy Update

A new free energy magnet motor is coming on the scene. Troy Reed of Tulsa, OK has developed a permanent magnet device that produces free energy. It has two sets of stationary magnets and two sets of magnets mounted on freely turning disks. Spring-type injector pins are used to keep the motor turning at a constant RPM (about 500) as well as to overcome magnetic attraction. The device is started using a normal starter motor and then runs freely and continues to produce energy. For more...

Letters to Home Power

Selected & Entered by Kathleen Jarschke-Schultze Dear Richard and the HP Crew, I enjoy seeing more information in HP about wind energy systems. I think your idea of installing a small wind generator to check a site's wind energy potential ( 21, P. 78) is really good. After living with a small wind system for thirteen years, I've got a couple ideas to share. My first wind machine was a homemade unit. If you want a good, reliable, efficient unit homemade is definitely NOT the way to go. But if...

The National Electric Code and

In my trips around the country testing photovoltaic systems and presenting seminars on PV and in the numerous phone calls I get, I am frequently asked Does the National Electric Code NEC apply to me and my alternate energy system My response is It depends. Applicability of the NEC or other codes varies from state-to-state, county-to-county, city-to-city, and rural area-to-rural area. The National Electric Code is merely one of many codes published by the National Fire Protection Association. It...

Lil Otto Hydroworks

Bob-O Schultze KG6MM POB 203, Hornbrook, CA 96044 916-475-3401 with pre-wired ballast Just screw in amp use Introductory offer 5, 7, 9 amp 13 watt 12 VDC- 33 13 watt QUAD 12 VDC- 35.50 24 VDC Add 3 Shipping 2 per order 48 States AC Compact Fluorescents 18.50 amp Up CATALOG 5.00 ALTERNATIVE POWER amp LIGHT CO. 128 WEISTER CREEK ROAD CASHTON, WI 54619 608-625-4123 The man who on his trade relies Must either bust or advertise. Maximimum Vertical Ad size is 9 inches Maximum Horizontal Ad size is...

How photovoltaics are tested rated

Have you ever wondered how PV modules are rated for power output How do those magic wattage numbers appear on the back of every module Well, virtually every module is tested by their manufacturers. This article discusses how PV makers test and rate their modules. And how these power ratings may be different from actual module performance out in the sunshine. This series of articles grew from our PV testing over the last three years. We found differences between the performance ratings printed...

Florida Solar Energy Center

Workshop Schedule for 1991 subject to change . The Photovoltaic System Design Workshop will be held at the Florida Solar Energy Center on, Oct. 22-24, 1991. This workshop will cover solar electric technology and the design of stand-alone and utility interactive PV systems. Cost 150, in-state, 300 out of state. Energy Efficient FL Home Building the newest ideas on designing amp building an energy efficient home for home builders, inspectors amp those thinking about building. 9 19 Orlando 1991....

HandsOn Workshops in Maine

The Maine Solar Energy Association has started a series of hand-on solar workshops all around the state of Maine. The purpose of these practical, one day events is to de-mystify solar energy by showing the participants that it is practical today to use the sun to heat your home, make your hot water, furnish your electricity, and even cook your food and grow your vegetables out of season. In the past year we have had a very successful passive solar architecture workshop in Bangor, a solar...

Pond Aeration Photovoltaic Powered

Scott Ely, Tami Schneck, and Ken Olson Pond Aeration is a technology used by ranchers, recreationalists, scientists, and entrepenuers for improving water quality and fisheries management. The basic principle involves the pumping of air into the water column to increase the supply of oxygen. We would like to share with you our collective efforts and experiences with PV powered pond aeration systems. Pond aeration allows ranchers the opportunity to keep ponds free from aquatic vegetation which...

PVs Yes Seabrook No

1991 Paul Hodgdon and Dianne Burgess When I bought this land in New Hampshire, I knew that the house I'd build on it would get its electricity from the sun. The power line runs right by the driveway, but the Seabrook nuclear power plant is on the other end of that extension cord. I've known since the early 70's that I would use renewable energy, because too many spokesmen were saying solar energy is not yet feasible. My wife, Dianne, and I built the house by ourselves- the only things we hired...

How an Inverter Works

Area Under Square Wave

The process of converting low voltage direct current DC electricity into high voltage alternating current ac is not particularly hi-tech but it has several levels of complexity. The most complex levels use high tech solutions and are frequently employed because they make efficient and reliable inverters. In this article I will not try to explain the esoteric details of such techy stuff - I'm not qualified - but I will try to give the novice user a basic idea of what is going on inside that...

Things that Work Alternative Energy Engineerings High Lifter Pump

High Lifter Pumps

Let me start by saying that I am completely sold on the High Lifter pump for my application. My High Lifter is pumping 240 gallons per day from a 6 gallons per minute spring that is 132 feet downhill from my water tank. The High Lifter is located 26 vertical feet below my spring. Shipping Container and Documentation The High Lifter comes well wrapped in a 6 in. x 6 in. x 28 in.cardboard box. Alternative Energy Engineering uses recycled materials for packaging their products. The shipping weight...

Jeff Damm

Battery charging systems can be constructed from very simple to extremely complex circuits. Many people learning how to make electronics work for them with charging systems only need a few components to get the job done. The general rule is that charge controllers will increase their user friendliness as they get more complex. In this article we will learn about some basic techniques for accomplishing the task of battery charging. Figure 1 is a block diagram of a typical charging system for use...