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PURE CASTILE & VEGETARIAN SOAPS. Handmade in an AE environment. We also have hard to find natural bath & body care products. FREE catalog: SIMMONS HANDCRAFTS 42295 AE, Hwy 36, Bridgeville, CA 95526

HYDROELECTRIC SYSTEMS: Pelton and Crossflow designs, either complete turbines or complete systems. Assistance in site evaluation and equipment selection. Sizes from 100 watts to 5 megawatts. Manufacturing home and commercial size turbines since 1976. Send for a free brochure. Canyon Industries Inc., P.O. Box 574 HP, Deming, WA 98244, 360-592-5552.

XXXXXXXXX USED SOLAR MODULES XXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXX 64 Watts $319 XXXXXXXXXXXXX Used MSX60s $295, BZ 8 amp pwm controller $49, Ex 2KW inverter SB, 110 amp charger New $850, 3000+ watt resistors $35, new 75 Watt modules $375. Buy, sell New/Used, Trace, NiCds. refrigerator. Try to match anyone's prices. Call or send S.A.S.E. to Craig Eversole, 10192 Choiceana, Hesperia CA 92345 for free flyer. M/C VISA Discover 760-949-0505

The big-box Solar Mart may talk a good game from behind the order desk, but are they actually out there doin' it? VERMONT SOLAR ENGINEERING takes pride in being a reality-based dealer/designer/installer. We know the products because we work with them every day—PV, hydro, wind & domestic hot water, from components to complete systems. So reject the romantic salesspeak offered by the volume dealers and give us a call. Thanks! 800-286-1252, 802-863-1202, 863-7908(fax). PO Box 697, Burlington, VT 05402. Our Website contains our installation portfolio and attractive sale pricing— www.vtsolar.com-Visa/MC

I AM A SOLAR WHOLESALER looking for retailers to carry my solar electronic and hobby goods. Phone # (916) 486-4373. Please leave message.

RADIO/TELEPHONES FOR Remote Home or Business: Commercial quality, up to 20+ mi, Best Prices. (208-2639755 PST) Send $1 cash: KRES, Box 215-HP, Kootenai, ID 83840

START YOUR OWN TECHNICAL VENTURE! Don Lancaster's newly updated INCREDIBLE SECRET MONEY MACHINE II tells how. We now have autographed copies of the Guru's underground classic for $18.50, Synergetics Press, Box 809-HP, Thatcher, AZ 85552. (520) 428-4073, VISA/MC.

INTERESTED IN INTENTIONAL COMMUNITY? Communities magazine offers complete, updated listings of intentional communities not found in the Communities Directory. Practical information about forming/joining community — alternative buildings & structures; getting off the grid, legal, financial & land options. Plus Eco-villages, Cohousing, decision-making, conflict resolution, successful communities, children in community, research findings on community living. Quarterly. $18/yr, $5/sample. 138-HP Twin Oaks Rd, Louisa, VA 23093. (540) 894-5798.

YOUR ALASKAN SOLAR EXPERTS! Complete source for Alaskan alternative power. ABS Alaskan, 2130 Van Horn Road. Fairbanks, AK 99701 907/452-2002, AK 800/4787145

EARTH-SHELTERED HOMES This definitive manual by noted authority Loren Impson features detailed building instructions for the amazingly affordable and practical Ferro-Cement Dome Home. Only $15 from Sun Life, 71 Holistic Hollow, Mount Ida AR 71957

OVER 23 YEARS IN SOLAR Business. Talmage Solar Engineering, Inc. has served customers from the islands off the coast of Maine to Honduras. We take time to figure out the exact needs of each customer, design and engineer systems that will work and give the best possible price on equipment. Give us a chance to show that our experience will help you build a solar power system that will work. We are always here to give backup support. 18 Stone Rd. Kennebunkport, ME 04046 207-967-5945 Email [email protected] website www.talmagesolar.com

FOR SALE: Photocopied reprints of Home Power issues 1-10 available. All proceeds will be donated to IRENEW. Call 815-469-5334 or email [email protected]. Sold only in sets of 1 thru 10 for US$30 which includes shipping in most cases.

ON SALE NOW: Power & Water System Components—A limited selection of the Very Best Buys. For Free Sale Catalog call or fax your address to 508-627-1319.

VERY LOW PRICES Solar Electric & Thermal Equip. Panels-Inverters, Charge regulators, wind generators-pumps-controls Please Call (888) 817-1737 or write to 6 Cresta Cir. #7, San Rafael, CA 94903

VERMONT PV DEALER. David Palumbo/Independent Power & Light has been installing off-grid systems, and helping do-it-yourselfers (who buy their equipment from him) with free professional design advice for over 10 yrs. Trojan and Surrette batteries. FREE with battery purchase IP&L deep cycle battery instructions. Trace, Solarex, Siemens, and BP at fair prices. Large supply of wire and cable. Beware of "fast buck artist," slick talking, "lowest price anywhere" mail order companies who don't take the time to find out what you really need and can't spend the time on personal support and service. Buy from an honest dealer who knows the products and cares about your success in using them. David's installations are innovative, simple to live with, and successful. And our long following of do-it-yourself customers always come back for more because they can rely on getting straight talk, no BS, and the best service possible. "David is one of the original RE pioneers... he knows how to really squeeze all the energy out of a KWH!" Richard Perez (HP60). I P & L, 462 Solar Way Drive, Hyde Park, Vermont 05655. Call David Palumbo 802-888-7194. Email: [email protected]. Web site: INDEPENDENT-POWER.COM. No catalog requests please. Please call for appointment before visiting.

EDTA RESTORES SULFATED Batteries. EDTA tetrasodium salt, info, catalog, $12/lb plus $3.50 ship & handle. Trailhead Supply 325 E. 1165 N. Orem, UT 84057, (801) 225-3931 or (801) 226-6630 email: [email protected] http://www.webspawner.com/users/trailheadsupply

STEAM ENGINE KIT, all materials with machining drawings or fully assembled. Power small boat, generator, or machinery. Information; 550 stamp to Pearl Engine Co, RR1 Box 45 Sutton VT 05867 • 802-467-3205 http://homepages.together.net/~pearleng

FREE PROPERTY LIST for mountain land, some with creek or river frontage in beautiful Scott Valley, Northern California just 15 minutes west of Yreka off I-5. 5 to 320 acre parcels, perfect area for retirement or country lifestyle. Call Scott Valley Real Estate (530) 468-2252, www.svre.com

WANTED: The Midwest Renewable Energy Association is in need of two wind generator towers. We'd like Rohn SSV towers, one at 90' to 100', and the other at 110' to 120'. Donations always accepted. Please call Mick at 920-8377523 or Katy at 715-592-6595.

SOUTH CENTRAL VIRGINIA—Nice partially renovated home on 28 beautiful Ac, strong stream, dam, 20' head, 1kw potential, old mill and other buildings, privacy, super gardening. $155,000 (804) 248-9205 [email protected]

Y2K SPECIALS: Now offering the worlds Lowest prices Save 5%-50% off marked down prices. From solar modules to inverters to accessories on all top name brands such as Trace, Heart Interface, UniSolar, Siemens, Statpower, Kyocera and Whisper to name a few. Call toll free 877-246-8217 M/C Visa. Visit our website http://www.solartech2000.com

LED ILLUMINATION LED lighting products including flashlights and arrays. For free information, write to Noctilume, P.O. Box 3042, Culver City, CA90231. Telephone: (310)-967-4719 website: http://www.imall.com/stores/noctilume

COMPUTER NERD WANTED: Work/study trade opportunity, 6-12 months "Hands-On" workshop attendance in exchange for "net savvy" multi-media skills in IBM PC environment. Solar Energy International, 970963-8855 • [email protected] (For SEI info see HP ad)

UPS UNIT 1250 V.A. Inverter, 96 Volt D.C. Input, 120-240 VAC, 60 HZ output. (50 HZ also) Needs Batteries. 12" wide, 30" high, 30" deep. $80.00 (Plus Shipping) 1-716872-6154

NEW TELEDYNE thermoelectric generator costs over 14K, can be used for 12V or 24V applications, $750.00 415-388-0838

SIMPLE ELECTRIC Do-It-Yourself Gate Opener Plans $6.00; No more lawn mower flats. Details $2.00; Useful Plans, P.O. Box 1183, Russellville, AL 35653

Prescott - AZ - Attractive (5'6"), slim, healthy, Solar Lady looking for a soul mate (ages 45-55) to share a Purpose that God has for us. As a steward, I promote solar energy; living it & through business. Love writing/producing music in my studio. Background in nursing; now into alternative medicine & living the good life of gr.house gardening, cooking, dancing, painting, pottery, stain glass, ham radio, flying, electric cars etc! I like to be feminine and be a helpmate to a man I can look up to. If you are warm, caring, affectionate and like doing honey do's now and then plus having a full life of fun, travel, adventure, and a man of God, please write! A man who is into electronics is a plus. Flexible in relocation/changes [email protected]

INTERNS WANTED at SOLAR ENERGY INTERNATIONAL! Work/study trade opportunities, 6-12 months "Hands-On" workshop attendance in exchange for multi-faceted office work, beginning ASAP. SEI, Carbondale, CO. [email protected] • (970) 963-8855 (For SEI info see HP ad)

ANTI-BACTERIAL Tea Tree Honey for sale. Used for sore throats, colds, canker sores, fever blisters & stomach ulcers. Call 800 395 2196. www.frontierproducts.com

PROPANE REFRIGERATOR Consul, works well, could use inner door panel $300 OBO, FOB Arcata, CA 707-8227884 [email protected]

40 VDC 2500 WATT JACOBS Remfg, New Blades, runs/24/36/48 VDC systems $4500 tower extra; 20KW Onan Alt can run hydro or pto includes utility intertie inverter system $4500 needs H20 wheel Have several Jacobs units as is where is starting at $4500. Have selection of 36VDC motors lets talk will consider trade on all of these products PWW 1-208-883-3676

SOLAR PANEL SALE OF THE MILLENNIUM! Kyocera KC120 only $538.99 Brand New with 25 year warranty. No Gimmicks! Call Toll Free 1-877-246-8217 Visa/MC

TECHNICIAN IN RE is interested in buying used Photovoltaic Panels. Charge regulators and Track Racks in small quantities, but regularly. Shipment should be made to Florida. Payment terms to be agreed. Interested persons please write indicating models and prices to: Nieves Garcia, c/ Corregidor Diego de Valderrabano, 1 — 28030 Madrid—Spain.

WHISPER 1000 early model in storage, never used, still new with manual and upgrade bulletins, photo available $1500 (352)375-0406 FL, [email protected]

AIR 303 WIND GENERATOR for sale. 2 years old, 24V. Needs new controller (available form Southwest Windpower). $200 OBO. Call Ralf (317) 823-0956; email: [email protected]

TWO JACOB 17.5 KWH wind generators on 120' self standing towers, with inverters 12K each or both for 20K Call 715-682-9240

QUIRKS WIND GEN, 2kW, 3kW in 30mph, 110VDC 10'8" dia prop, complete, 10ft. tower, control pnl, inst.manual, drawings, as-new cond.,in orig. crates. Rugged heavy-duty unit good for heating and lights. $2500 David 801-7688597,801-569-6630,801-599-2944.

MONTANA..PROPERTY WANTED, large, up in the mountains, remote but accessible, alternative power O.K., Frank Wheaton PO Box EX29198 George Town, Exuma, Bahamas or call 242 336 2775

RED/BLACK MARRIED stranded wire cable for solar & RE installation Very flexible UV stabilized. 100 ft coil—$20 + shipping More info: Email: [email protected] Fax 616-2366186

SOLAR COLLECTORS Water type. (7) Sunmaster Brand, 48" Wide 52" High, Evacuated tube type. (3) Flat Plate units, copper with glass, 35"X84". (1 in good Condition, 2 with broken glass) $450.00 for all. (Plus Shipping) 1-716872-6154, Call after 6:00 PM EST

GUN CONTROL, "everything you wanted to know & preachers were afraid to tell you". Only $2.00. Catalog of politically incorrect books $1.00. Bohica Concepts, POB 546, dept. HP, Randle, WA 98377

A TOOL FOR SELF-SUFFICIENCY. Since 1976 Small Farmer's Journal. Helping thousands of people with information on all aspects of value-based, family-oriented farming. Yes, you can afford a farm of your own. Yes, you can learn how to farm. And yes, your farm can be evermore healthy, fertile and profitable. Most important, discover why it is critical to everybody else that you DO farm. A subscription to Small Farmer's Journal will change your life or your money back! Quarterly. $30 per year, $8.50 per copy. (1-800-876-2893) Small Farmer's Journal, Dept C100, P.O. Box 1627, Sisters, Oregon 97759.

COMPLETE OFF GRID SYSTEM for small community or farm. Bergey 10 kw Excel wind generator with marine package and heavy duty blade option. Just overhauled by Bergey, it was in use for three years before we went on the grid. Heavy duty Rohn 100 foot tower. AES power inverter from Australia. This is a super 10kw inverter/charger. Not a single problem in the three years it was in use. It can automatically start your genset (also available) when there isn't enough wind to supply the system. This system powered three homes and a shop no problem. This system also contains monitor devices and all switches. This system is set up for a 120 volt DC system. The inverter can supply 220 volts for heavy shop tools and pumps. This is a lot of power for a remote location with more than single home needs. E-mail me at [email protected]. Complete system was over forty thousand new. The price will be dependent on your needs and how much of the system you require. All equipment 50% of new cost.

RAINCATCHERS can produce 300 gallons of clean water from 30" of rainfall. Portable, Durable, Beautiful. $158. to $212. 541-825-3046 or see www.raincatchers.com

SOLAR/WIND POWER systems! Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Municipal EXPERIENCED DESIGN & INSTALLATION. Straw Bale & Techbuilt homes. Classes and tours available. Our home and business are grid-connected but independent with generator back-up. We will travel where needed. See our web page: www.bright.net/~solarcre or call: 419-368-4252

PROPERTY CARETAKERS/Housesitters enjoy rentfree living, worldwide 700+ opportunities available! The Caretakers Gazette (480) 488-1970. www.caretaker.org

MOWER DECK fits G.E. Electric E12M, (Mid-Mount). 36 VDC 3 Blade, 3 motor, (Deck Only) Great Condition $250.00 (Plus Shipping) 1-716-872-6154, Call after 6:00 PM EST

Index to Advertisers aatec publications — 111 Abraham Solar Equipment — 127 Adopt a Library — 151 Advanced Composting Systems — 30

Aeromax Corporation — 67

Alternative Energy Store — 40

Alternative Energy Systems Co — 32

Alternative Solar Products — 75

Amazon Power company — 151

Applied Power Corporation — 41

AriStar Solar Electric — 151

AstroPower — 25

Atlantic Solar Products — 42

Backwards to the Future — 133

Backwoods Solar Electric Systems — 83

BargainSolar.com — 133 Bell Solar International Inc — 141 Bergey Windpower — 17 & 73 Bogart Engineering — 120 Bornay Windturbines — 104 BP Solar — 2 Brand Electronics — 112 BZ Products — 137 & 141 C. Crane Company — 141 C.C. Solar Technologies — 141 China Diesel — 51 Circuit Cellar — 64 Creative Energy Technologies — 137

Dankoff Solar Products — 82

Delivered Solutions — 79 & IBC

Eagle-Picher Technologies LLC — 103

Electro Automotive — 111 & 140 Electron Connection — 91 Energy Conservation Services — 93 Energy Outfitters — 126 Energy Systems & Design — 127 EPOWER — 107 ETA Engineering Inc — 114 Exeltech — 83 FireWind&Rain — 57 GennyDeeCee — 79 GenSun Integrated Solar Electric Systems — 105

Global Power Systems — 97 Great Northern Solar — 107 Greenshelf — 150 Guerrilla Solar T-shirts — 98 H-Ion solar — 154 Harris Hydroelectric — 141 Heart Interface — 1 Heaven's Flame — 79 Heliotrope General — 107 Hitney Solar Products — 127 Home Power Back Issues — 150 Home Power Biz Page — 81 Home Power CD-ROMs — 80 Home Power Sub Form — 80 Home Power T-shirts — 98 Horizon Industries — 151 Hot Products Inc — 72 Hydrocap — 120

Innovative Energy Systems Inc — 127

Intermountain Solar Technologies — 66

International Carbon Bank & Exchange — 110

Invertrix Inc — 86

Jack Rabbit Energy Systems — 78

KTA Services Inc — 112

Lake Superior Renewable Energy — 142

Maple State Battery — 132

Morningstar — 23

MREA Workshops — 98

Natural Energy Systems — 133

New Electric Vehicles — 106

New England Solar Electric Inc — 135

Newinli International Inc — 82 Northern Arizona Wind & Sun — 121 Northwest Energy Storage — 59 Offline — 140 PicoTurbine — 156 Planetary Systems — 96 Pony Enterprises — 142 Quick Start REading Special — 150 RAE Storage Battery Company — 137

Read Your Mailing Label — 106

Refrigeration Parts Solution — 151

Renewable Energy Videos — 90 Rolls Battery Engineering — 93 RV Power Products — 115 Siemens Solar Industries — 15 Simmons Handcrafts — 142 Snorkel Stove Company — 80 Solar 4 U Inc — 104 Solar Converters Inc — 137 Solar Depot — IFC Solar Electric Inc — 133 Solar Energy International — 87 Solar On Sale — 113 Solar Pathfinder — 107 Solar Plexus — 30 Solar Village Institute — 107 Solar Webb Inc — 126 Solar Works Inc — 119 Solarex — 33 SolarRoofs.com — 150 SolarSense.com — 7 Soltek — 112 SOLutions — 115

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