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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 & Pam, RD1 Box 136A, Berkshire, NY 13736. 607-692-7103 (keep trying)!

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 & Sun, 3971 E Bluebird RD., Forestville, WI 54213 Phone 414-837-2267.

ALTERNATIVE ENERGY EQUIPMENT CATALOG. Everything for stand alone power generation, PV's, Hydro-Electric, Wind Generators, Inverters, Water Pumps, Regulators, Refrigeration, Tools, Books, and much more. 92 pages with design guides. $3. US, $6. foreign: WESCO, Box 936-HP, REDWAY, CA 95560

REMOTE LAND AVAILABLE through government programs. Any U.S. citizen can use these little known laws to get that place in the sun. For information send $1.00 to Ridgehaven PO Box 862 Glen Ellen, CA 95442

LEARN TO TRAP, FARM, DREAM. Five Issues $9. Living Among Nature Daringly Magazine, 4466 Ike Mooney Rd., Silverton, OR 97381 Samples: $2.50.

SIBIR GAS REFRIGERATORS, solar electric systems, kits with complete directions. Photovoltaic modules, inverters, batteries. Great mail-order prices, plus expert assistance. Will beat most any sale price. State your potential need to get free catalog. Fowler Solar Electric Inc., Box 435, Worthington, MA 01098. 413-238-5974.

PORTABLE DOMES AND GREENHOUSES: 20 minutes set up! 10 to 18 foot diameter. Proven performance and reliability. Many models. Send $1.00 for catalog. SHELTER SYSTEMS, PO Box 67-HP, Aptos, CA 95001 (408) 662-2821

THE SOLAR ELECTRIC INDEPENDENT HOME BOOK. 184 8.5"x11" pages, 50 diagrams, 25 photos. Installation guidelines and schematics, design, maintenance, for super-efficient Photovoltaic systems for independent homes. $15.95 + $2.00 shipping. Fowler Solar Electric Inc., Box 435, Worthington, MA 01098 413-238-5974

WANTED: 10KW JACOBS with Rohn Tower. Rohn VG128A top 10' section for 10KW. 3KW 110 VDC Jacobs and 4 KW 200 VDC IES. Tom Hagen, 4110 MacInnes, Anchorage, AK 99508, 907-562-5848 call collect.

1989 GUIDE TO UNUSUAL HOW-TO SOURCES. Describes 50 periodicals & handbooks on backyard tech, camping, crafts, finding new friends, gardening, home education, low-cost shelters, travel, woodslore, etc. All addresses are included. Free for SASE. Light Living Library POB 190-HO, Philomath, OR 97370

ENERGY SPECIALISTS- Best available prices on alternative energy products. We carry a full line of ARCO photovoltaics, Trace inverters, Yamaha generators, Sibir gas refrigerators, hydroelectric and water pumping equipment. We have made a major purchase and are offering specials limited to stock on hand. Solavolt 45 watt module (10 yr warranty) 299. BP 40 watt(10yr) 275. ARCO M75's 335.00. Trace 2024 SB 1225.00. Statpower 100 watt inverter 109. Sibir gas refrigerators 925.00 For your energy needs whether it be starting a system or expanding your existing power call 916-392-7526 or write to PO Box 188710, Sacramento, California 95818

ARTESIAN HOT SPRING flows at 415 Gallons per minute 210 degrees. 495 acres on Highway 299 Canby, Ca. Level to gently rolling with 45 and 15 acre lakes, Pit River frontage, ideal uses retreat, horticulture, aquaculture. Will sell, lease or joint venture. Owner Agent P.O. Box 190 Belmont, Ca. 415 595-3075

HOW TO BUILD THE 5,000 GALLON FERRO-CEMENT WATER TANK that needs no building permit and lasts 7 generations. Complete full sized step by step instructions. $10.00 RIDGEHAVEN, POB 849, Glen Ellen, CA 95442

PURE CASTILE & VEGETARIAN SOAPS. Handmade in an AE environment of the finest ingredients, we have soaps, cremes, bath salts and more. Send for our FREE brochure: SIMMONS HANDCRAFTS 42295AE, Hwy 36, Bridgeville, CA 95526

PLAY YOUR KEYBOARD IN ONE LESSON! Send $3. Electronic and acoustic instruments. Unique manuscripts now available. Beginners, re-beginners and teachers. Laurette Modugno, Box 1476HP, Laytonville, CA 95454

SUBSCRIBE TO SUNWATER ENERGY NEWS: Featuring state-of-the-art EchoLite PV power packages, components and mounting systems. Information about controllers, inverters, batteries, modules, lighting, etc. $1.00 SUNWATER: 219 Van Ness Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA. 95060 (408) 423-2429.

CEILING FANS,12 VDC, draws only 0.4 amp, 42" diam. oak blades. Send S.A.S.E., for brochure and name of dealer nearest you, to R.C.H., 2173 Rocky Creek Rd, Colville, WA 99114

HARDWARE STORE NORTHEASTERN CALIFORNIA 170' X 100' lot building 40' X 100" Inventory of $85,000 included all for only $250,000. Pantano Realty Co. (415) 595-3075 P.O. Box 190 Belmont, Ca. 94002

WINCHARGER factory wired 120 volt 1000 watt generator with tower top, props, governor and tail vane: used $950. ZEPYHR extra low speed 120 volt 1000 watt permanent magnet alternator only with controls for D.C. operation and load switching. Excellent for wind or water: used $900. ACME style blade actuated governor assemblies (props included) to fit Jacobs, Wincharger etc.: used $550. REPLACEMENT 6 foot white cedar props (primed): new $95. G.E. 10 H.P. 120 volt D.C. motor: used $225. STEEL TOWER, 40 foot, 4 legged, galvanized and heavy duty: used $400. All items crated at no charge and sent freight collect. For complete information, send S.A.S.E. to System Electric, Box 67, Lyndon, Vermont 05849

ELECTRIC CARS AND BICYCLES, electric car parts for the builder, solar electric tricycles. Send S.A.S.E. for info or call 707-961-0459, 1258 N. Main St., unit B2B, Fort Bragg, CA. 95437

TECHNICS semi-auto turntable w/tonearm return and shutoff, two speeds 33.3 and 45 rpm, pitch adj. control. 12 VOLT DC-0.05 AMPS, includes P-Mount cart. Stereo must have a "PHONO" input. $125.00 Supply limited, Call (916) 623-3586, Mountain Energy, P.O.Box 1224, Weaverville, CA. 96093

NEW STILL IN CRATE, Complete WhirlWind 9kw 32v wind plant at close to half our original purchase cost, or 2/3 off list! If you've ever wanted one of these, here's what you've been looking for! $4,500 F.O.B. We live in a very low wind area, so must sell. PH. 417-876-3941

GREAT DEALS! Used PV systems. 24 VDC and 48 VDC inputs with inverters, controls, batteries. Water systems sized. For livestock, home pressurization & purification. Sizing $10. Send SASE to S.E.S., Inc., 2700 Espanola NE, Albuquerque, N.M. 87110 (505) 888-1370.

WANTED: ANEMOMETER, New/Uses for wind generator siting, with recorder, able to operate for one or more months unattended. Charles Garth, 31 Union Square West #15D, NY, NY 10003 (212) 255-5545.

ALTERNATIVE TECHNOLOGY NEWSLETTER. Five issues available:

Water Heating, Water Supply, Waste Handling, Home Heating and Cooling, Power Generation and Use. With practical information, references, and sources. $3 per issue. SASE for more information. EKAT/TOP; 414 So. Wenzel St.; Louisville, KY 40204.

SALE, 2 Brand New 4 Kw Wind & Sun Wind Chargers, still in shipping crates. $350.00 each. Paul Isaak, Box 219, Soldotna, AK 99669

MORE POWER TO YOU - when you follow the sun. Sun Seeker Sun Trackers keep your array on track - "no wind wander and no early morning lag". Trackers and structures by Robbins Engrg., 1641-25 McCulloch Blvd., #294, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403. (602) 855-3670.

ALTERNATIVE LIFESTYLE HOME on 40 acres with stream with hydro potential in mountains of East OR. Post and beam home with spring fed water system, wood heat. Irrigated garden. 13 acres pasture, rest wooded. Telephone, small diesel electric plant. Near National Forest. CAll Glen 503-932-4928 day or night.

1000 WATT 32 VOLT Wincharger with Stub tower. 1000 watt 32 volt Delco gas generator, $500.00 for both. Tom Simko, Route1 Box 10610, Inkom, Idaho 83245, 208-775-3400

12 VOLT PRODUCTS! Bug zapper, chainsaw, coffemakers, drill, frying pan, hair dryer, massager, refrigerators, space heater, toaster & many more! Prompt shipment. Catalog - $2 (refundable). 12 VOLT PRODUCTS, INC. P.O. Box 664-HP, Holland, PA 18966 1-800-999-VOLT

I WANT TO GET IN TOUCH WITH ENGINEERS and solar enthusiasts interested in building parabolic mirrors and powering heat cycle refrigerators, steam motors, and vapor cycle pumps with them. Michael Meredith, 6105 Calico Pool Ln., Burke, VA. 22015

SOLAR EDUCATION KIT Soldering unnecessary. Solar Cell drives 0.45 Volt electric motor & fan. Understandable booklet tells how it works and much more. Ages 6 to adult. $8.00 + 6% California residents. Extra cells, $3.00 each. Checks only. Quantity discounts. Solar Winds, 1840 Jeffrey Ln. Carmicheal, CA 95608, 916-486-4373

24 VOLT LIGHTING (USED): 5 ballasts for PL-13; 2 twin fluorescent fixtures with ballasts; 4 PL-13 on Edison base; $125 pp (cont U.S.) Will separate if pressed. Jim Sluyter, 3480 Potter Rd., Bear Lake, MI 49614

12V XMAS LIGHT SETS. 32 3V mini-bulbs on 35 ft. cord. 1.1 AH. Handcrafted from AC sets. Multicolor or solid. $10 includes postage. Postal M.O. for quick service: Funny Farm, Box 117, Mad River, CA 95552.

FOR SALE: 1948 32v 28kw Jacobs wind generator excellent condition-blades need work $1500. 60ft Jacobs 4 leg tower $1000. 32v 3kw Heart Interface inverter new power modules excellent condition $1200. Robertson, 204 Sasser, Clovis, NM 88101 (505)763-8819.

NEW CONCEPT IN SOLAR COOKING! The SUNNY SOLAR COOKER is an old idea made practical by patented innovations which have set it apart as the world's premier sun-fueled cooker. The Sunny's rugged, yet attractive, construction is lightweight (26 lbs.) and portable (20 X 20 X 10"), and sets up in seconds with no bulky reflector flaps. The aerodynamic design withstands high winds without disruption, the swivel housing operates with ease, and the revolutionary metal cooking chamber and reflector module promotes quick and superior heat concentration. You can be a part of the future of solar cooking by building, with your own basic skills, your very own Sunny thanks to a professionally illustrated, easy-to-follow 8 1/2" X 11", 33 page booklet: "BUILD YOUR OWN SUNNY SOLAR COOKER"...which includes the basics of solar cooking and food preparation. (Money-back guarantee.) Send $9.95 (check or money order) to SUN, P.O. Box (C)630816, Miami, Florida 33163.

WANTED: A 200 or 450 watt Wincharger, 24 volt only. Joe Biondo, 19355 El Cerro Way, Watsonville, Calif. 95075 408-726-1830

EVERYTHING YOU NEED to make 4-6 gallons (depending on your taste) of 100% natural, great tasting, real beer (ale). $19.95 postpaid-continental US only. Complete detailed instructions provided. You provide common household kitchen utensils and bottles (easily obtained from recyclers). The Homebrewer's Store PO Box 82736, Kenmore, WA 98028.

COMPLETE PASSIVE SOLAR DOMESTIC WATER HEATING KIT pumps water down from collector without pumps, or controls. This revolutionary new appliance -which requires no pumps, controllers, or check valves to operate-is available as a kit designed to be installed in as little as 6 hrs. with full set of instructions. This amazing system is designed to heat up to 80 gal./day and to operate without any maintenance for 30 years or more (except flushing heat exchanger yearly as with most systems). Total kit costs $1880.00 Approx. shipping weight 150 LBS. Call PMG Conservation at (704) 251-5557 collect or write PMG Conservation P.O. Box 18088, Asheville, NC 28814-0088

INVERTER SALE: Trace 2012, $975.00. Trace 612, $490.00, price includes shipping anywhere in the continental U.S. For further info., send S.A.S.E. to R.C.H., 2173 Rocky Creek Rd., Colville, WA 99114. Offer good until 12-31-89

FRUIT TREES for coldest climates. Hybrid Siberian Pears, Apples, Crabapples, Plums, bush fruit. Handbook/catalog $1 Refundable with order. Moosebell, Rt 1 Box 240, St Francis. Maine 04774

55 GALLON PLASTIC BARRELS. Sturdy, clean, & perfect for drinking water, food storage, etc. $18/each. Shipping: CA, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, & WY -$5.50/ea. Other states, except AK&HI -$9/ea. Pacific Drum 1401 13th St, Bellingham, WA 98227 206-671-8108

WIND ELECTRIC PLANT, restored 1200 watt 36 or 24 volt Winpower generator with matching 80' SELF supporting 3 leg tower. 616-874-8899

RECORDING SOLAR AND WIND INSTRUMENT STATION: Used 12v recording anemometer and pyranometer, mounting brackets, wiring, cases for chart recorders and battery, enclosure for remote use. Lots else! All or parts. Call Bruce, 213/546-7295.

FOR SALE BY OWNERS, 37 acres, remote yet 1/2 Mi. to black top. Mostly meadows, yet plenty of fire wood. Newly built 2000 Sqft Super insulated home with vaulted ceilings, 2400 Sqft Work Shop. Massive 1.1 Kw Photovoltaic Array! Trace, Heart Inverters, SunFrost etc. Large pool with concrete deck, Quality Antenna tower. Sandy garden, Location for air strip. Many special features. Prime location 12 Mi. to Lake Stockton, MO. Priced below cost. $90,000. Ph. 417-876-3941

CONCENTRATING PV COLLECTOR fully-tracking, cone type, water heating 500 watts, 17500 BTU/hr 7 yrs old. $2500/offer BEST 24V 2500W inverter $700/offer AE experimenter surplus: tanks, pumps, collectors, heat exchangers, steam engine, motors, etc. 12 VDC 8 cu. ft. Artic Kold refrig. George Helmholz 74550 Dobie Lane, Covelo, CA 95428 (707) 983-6525

ARCO AND SOLAREX SALE. Arco module prices are up 15% and Solarex up 10%. We have a good supply of Arco M-75 48W modules at our old sale price $325 each. We also have a very large supply of Solarex modules at the old sale prices. MSX-50 48W - $299 and MSX-50 50W - $309. For hotter climates we have higher voltage modules, MSX-53 53W - $315 and MSX-60 - $355. All modules are shipped free UPS for 48 states. Fowler Solar Electric Inc., P.O .Box 435, Worthington, MA 01098 413-238-5974.

KYOCERA PANELS, HELIOTROPE ELECTRONICS, TROJAN AND SURRETTE BATTERIES, AND SUNFROST PRODUCTS are some of the items available from us at the absolute lowest prices. We are pleased to give a quotation on your requirements. This is our second decade in quotation on your requirements. This is our second decade in alternative energy. Call or write and let us know how we can help. System Electric, Box 67, Lydon, VT 05849. 802-626-5537.

GEMINI 4Kw 200 VDC to 120/240 vac line commutated inverter. $1,200 OBO. Also limited supply of Edison batteries. Call 303-963-9632 24 Hrs, answering machine or JD, 0171 HWY 133 C-2, Carbondale, CO 81623.

CONSIGNMENT LIQUIDATION: All sorts of PV equipment, below dealer cost. M65s, 4x4 cells, 2K & 5K inverters, Sunlites, Patiolites, Batteries, 10K Generator, Electric Car, more most new, some demo. Send $1 and SASE for description and prices. To view items, send VHS tape and $3, or just $7 (we'll send a VHS tape) to Mark Gilbert, Box 424, Colwich, KS 67030

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"UP YOUR AMPS by tracking the sun!"

More power to you when you follow the sun.

SUN SEEKER Sun Trackers keep your array on track-- no wind wander, no early morning lag. Trackers and structures by: ROBBINS ENGINEERING, INC. 1641-25 McCulloch Blvd., #294, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 Ph. (602) 855-3670

Energy Efficient Refrigeration.

Most models powered by less than 3 PV Panels, 12 or 24 VDC "Things that Work!" tested by Home Power

Sun Frost

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