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...

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The man who on his trade relies Must either bust or advertise. Maximimum Vertical Ad size is 9 inches Maximum Horizontal Ad size is 7.5 inches We can set up and lay out your display ad. Camera ready advertising is also accepted. For current, detailed reader demographics, call us. Long term display advertising is discounted, so buy ahead and save. Home Power is published bi-monthly. Ad Deadline for the April May 90 issue HP 16 is 15 March 1990. Call 916-475-3179 for further details. Due to the...

Teaching Kids about Batteries Photovoltaics

Hiding in photol is the reflection of high-voltage transmission lines that carry nearly 1400 megawatts to heavily populated northern Virginia. This image captures the energy choices facing today's youngsters in an increasingly populous and resource-scarce world. Disposable or renewable fuels Centralized or distributed generation Next century's energy picture will be shaped by this decade's school children. Not all will be utility or government planners, but all will be energy consumers and...

Pocketplate Nicads in Home Power Service

I have just recovered from a pain in the neck that lasted twenty years. It started with our first lead-acid battery's arrival in 1970. I've had this pain for so long it became normal and I hardly noticed it anymore. The energy portion of my life revolved around these lead-acid batteries. All the decisions and compromises in our system were to accommodate the cranky lead-acid cells. The list of Dos and Don'ts was seemingly endless. Thou shalt not discharge more than 80 of the energy in the...

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W PV roof, move to sun shop pump warm area at night. 350 . 6 Good 220AH bat inc. EZ to haul in mini-truck. MR16 Halogen Lights-12V 20W Great light. 9 per. 220AH 6V Bat. Fleet trades 25ea. Whlsale prices. Dlrs Welc. 415-842-8025 or SASE 2518 McArthur Bl, Oakland, CA 94602 ELECTRIC POWERED STEP VAN, factory made, 30 mi range, 55 mph, good batteries amp paint, cost 17,000, sell 3800. Restored Jacobs wind systems 10KW w 80' tower, rebar cages, controls, 10,000 2.5KW...

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PV Hydro Systems and a visit to the Lil Otto Hydroworks I was delighted when Bob-O Schultze and Otto Eichenhofer invited us to visit some PV Hydro systems along the Salmon River. The Salmon River runs madly through northern California, and if you want power along the River, then you make your own. The independent folks living along the Salmon have been doing just that. Brian Green, our HP photographer, and I saddled up and drove up and down the icy mountain roads to the little town of...

Siting for Nano Hydro A primer

Nano-Hydro is the ability to generate 3 Amps or less of hydropower at least some of the year. An amazing number of rural, and especially mountainous, homesites have this capability. Most anyone who has a couple of acres in the mountains somewhere has seen the phenomenon of little springs popping up everywhere after a couple of good rains or during snowmelt. True, most of them seem to pop up in the driveway somewhere or worse, in the cellar, but since most folks tend to build toward the base of...