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Battery charger this feature comes in very handy when exceptionally heavy demands are made on the system. By simply plugging the inverter into a portable generator (via a separate cord to its input side), full power can be restored to the batteries in under two hours. There's no need to take the cart apart or attach jumper cables. Safety in the system is controlled by a 200 Ampere DC-rated circuit breaker between the batteries and the inverter. These two are connected by a pair of 2 0 cables...

Advanced Electronics

These are new B stock unframed 4+ volts, 5+ amps Set of 4 for 12 volt charging. Frames and J Box Kits- 20.00 Carrizo Golds 105 watts set of 4 495.00 Carrizo Bronzes 95 watts set of 4 395.00 ARCO 16-2000 32.5 watts - 165.00 each Bronze, blemished laminates, 95 watts We carry inverters, controls and a complete line of satellite receiving equipment for your Alternative Energy needs 8525 Elk Grove Blvd Ste. 106, Elk Grove, CA 95624 Shipping F.O.B. Sacramento California CALL 916-687-7681 WE MAKE...

Authorized Dealer

Lowest prices on Sunfrost Refrigerator Freezers & Solarex PV modules. 100 page catalog and design guide - 4. postpaid. Julie and Mickey Wurl-Koth W4622 Kyes Road, Tomahawk, Wl 54487 715-453-2803 Wholistic approaches to technology and environment Solar Mind is not just the 'cutting edge' of appropriate transportation a unique blend of mind, technology & environmental issues what's available in alternative energy & transportation a forum for sharing of concerns & information It's much...

Bobier

Your help is needed to make this a reality. Get camera readv involved now with whatever political party you favor. Insist on RE and EVs being included in their platform. Seek support in your local community and take your message all the way to the President. Write letters, write articles for newspapers, send copies of pertinent articles to local and national leaders, and then telephone everyone you have written to. Don't forget local planning commissions, regional air quality districts, zoning...

Business

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 full color ad rates and demographics, please call us. Long term display advertising is discounted, so buy ahead and save 10 on 3 insertions and 15 on six. Home Power is published bi-monthly. Ad Deadline for the Aug Sep 92 issue (HP 30) is 22 June 1992. Call...

Display Booths

Demonstrating, displaying and selling innovative energy products for use in home, business and transportation. Wind Electricity from microwind to lOkW Low Head MicroHydro Electricity Solar Food Cooking and Drying Solar Water Pumping Solar Domestic Hot Water Sustainable Living and Gardening Exhibits open Workshops activities Friday, 9 am - 7pm 9 30 am - 5 30 pm June 19 Saturday, 9 am - 7pm 9 30 am - 7 30 pm June 20 Sunday, 9 am - 6pm 9 30 am - 5 30 pm June 21

Electric Systems

BURLINGTON, VT 05401 802-863-1202 UTILITY INDEPENDENT RENEWABLE POWER FOR HOME & BUSINESS a full line of system components installation distribution hardware energy efficient lighting & appliances * OUR PRODUCTS ARE COMPETITIVELY PRICED * WE SUPPORT A CLEAN ENVIRONMENT BY DONATING A PORTION OF ALL SALES TO GREENPEACE. PV MICRO-HYDRO HYBRID SYSTEMS DESIGN INSTALLATION SALES SERVICE Heinemann 250 Ampere GJ1 Circuit Breaker 109.00 each for 6+ 127.50 each for 1-5 Inverters...

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Current limiting fuses to protect the low AIC components in the DC load center and the charge controller from damage by short circuits. Isolation of the charge controller is allowed by a breaker on the array side. The combined protection design has several advantages 1. The entire system may be shut down by simply operating a single disconnect. 2. All components are extremely well protected from short circuit damage by the current limiting fuses in the main disconnect. 3. The only battery...

Harris Hydroelectric

632 Swanton Road Davenport, CA 95017 Works with Heads Prices start as low as 10' as low as 695. Ifie Best Mternator-SasecCMicro iycCro generator I've ever seen. CBoS-0 ScfiuCtze JiycCroeCectrk 'Editor, 9iome iower Magazine NI-CADS (RECONDITIONED) 160 AMP HR. 599 12 VOLT (5 YR WARRANTY). NICKEL IRONS (RECONDITIONED) 150 AMP HOUR 562 12 VOLT (5 YR WARRANTY). NEW NICKEL IRONS 300 AMP HR. 1485 12 VOLT (5 YR. FACTORY WARRANTY). SURPLUS LEAD ACID STATIONARY BATTERIES RECTANGULAR DESIGN LEAD ANTIMONY...

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How Trojan's solar deep-cycle technology works for you Exclusive Flexsil , multi-rib separators with double thick glass mats extend battery life. Heavy duty, deep-cycle grids with high density oxide mix reduce wear and lengthen product life. 12380 Clark Street, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670 Telephone (310) 946-8381 (714) 521-8215 Above Ed and Marty Burckhard's home after they disconnected from the utility and connected with the sun. Ed and Marty Burckhard's adventure with renewable energy began...

Massachusetts

Solar and Electric Vehicle Symposium (S EV'92) Boston, October 9 - 10, 1992, sponsored by the Northeast Sustainable Energy Assoc. (NESEA). With clean air legislation currently passed in the Northeast, the EV market is about to explode, and new EV and components for EVs are announced monthly, says Nancy Hazard of NESEA. The S EV'92 will be a forum for advancing the electric vehicle market, infrastructure and technology. Interested parties include NESCAUM, Electric Edison Institute, the DOE, GM,...

National

Home Power Indigenous Materials Solar Cooker Contest We challenge you to invent, build and test a solar cooker using materials, skills, and tools available in any developing nation of your choice. Simplicity and buildability are in high tech is out Send us your design by July 1, 1992. The top final designs will be built by the Home Power crew for the Solar Cookoff at SEER '92. 1st prize a Solarex MSX60 PV module, 2nd prize a Powerstar 200 inverter, 3rd, 4th, 5th prizes an Osram compact...

Now

Is the best possible time to change our energy habits. This is the year to begin a serious drive to put renewable energy (RE), our environment, electric vehicles (EVs), and social awareness on our political agenda. If we work intelligently and tap the proper resources, we can make a significant impact on our society's energy problems. Why is it time to act Well, there have been a host of seemingly unrelated recent events and developments which are yielding startling results. Some of these items...

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Most folks will probably buy LCBs for low-loss, long-distance PV power transmission. Wiring panels in series wastes less power to resistance wiring. See Long Distance Power Transmission by Paul Cunningham in HP 28. How many panels in series This is limited by the open circuit voltage of the string. Multiply the open circuit voltage (Voc) printed on the back of each panel by the number of panels in series. This must not exceed the voltage rating of the LCB. LCB40s come in 50 Volt, 100 Volt, and...

Solar Electric Education

Practical, Simple, Durable, Hands-on approach to photovoltaics The kit alone is good enough, but coupled with the manual and lessons, the kit is educational dynamite. Use in grades 4 - college. For information, contact Drs. Robert & Sonia Vogl, Solar Solutions 1230 E. Honey Creek Rd., Oregon, IL 61061 815- 732-7332 Electronic Energy camera-ready leave border Power distribution, overcurrent protection, and instrumentation can become a nightmare in large, low voltage, RE systems. Our system...

Solar Technology Institute

Learn to design and build state-of-the-art solar homes that are self-reliant, thermally efficient, healthy to live in, and environmentally conscious. consists of the following How-to' and Hands-on' Workshops J Solar Home Design Principals - 2 weeks Learn the fundamentals of solar and energy efficiency Passive Solar Concepts Design Guidelines Construction Techniques Insulation Strategies Remodel Retrofit Opportunities Solar Water and Air Heating Sunpaces and Greenhouses Case Studies and Tours of...

Tap

The solar device that does these things is not a solar oven, but a Thermosyphon Air Panel (TAP), which is a vertical solar air heater. My final designs are based on a separate TAP collector and dryer box. A box is the ideal shape for the dryer section, and is easily modified. Oven-like designs result in cramped space, poor ventilation, uneven temperatures, and odd shelf arrangements. (staple or tape on). Using a thermometer, you can quickly arrive at a new design that works under your...

The Power Source

Two-stage optical concentration-Over ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY SUNS Electrically tracks the sun to within 1 without any adjustment-year in and year out. Internal battery pack automatically repositions the array to the East after sundown Withstands over 10OMPH windloading. 12 Module 780 Watt array (pictured) 2255-HP East 75th Street Chicago, IL 60649 USA 312-933-2027 FAX 312-933-2039

Workshop Schedule

July 6-17 Photovoltaic Design and Installation July 20-30 Advanced PV for Remote Homes Sept. 7-18 Photovoltaic Design and Installation Sept. 21 - Oct. 1 Advanced PV for Remote Homes Oct 5-8 Micro-Hydro Electric Systems Oct. 12-22 Solar Home DesignPrinciples Oct. 26 - Nov. 5 Advanced Passive Solar Design Tuition 350 per week. Discounts for full-time participants and those attending multiple workshops.

Workshops

Solar Electricity from site analysis to fine tuning PV systems, new technologies Efficient, Electric, and Hydrogen Vehicles Housing Greenhouses, Passive Solar Design, Insulation, and Heat Exchangers Conservation water, refrigerators, lighting Fuels Wood gassifier, Methane, Ethanol, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Ten Energy & Environment Workshops for Kids 3 on up Discussions on utility and community involvement, education, policy, and other issues Below Crowds check out the display booths at the solar...

Fold Here

Tell us what you like and don't like about Home Power. Tell us what you would like to read about in future issues. Thanks for your time, attention & support. Check here if it's OK to print your comments as a letter to Home Power. FOLD HERE Return Address Home Power Magazine Post Office Box 130 Hornbrook, CA 96044-0130 tested by Chris Greacen & Richard Perez The LCB40 (Linear Current Booster) is a high current electronic switching DC to DC converter which allows...

Arco Solar Panel M51 Manual

TEHACHAPI, CALIFORNIA, A 5000 pop. town nestled in a 4000 ft elevation valley surrounded by high mountains. Four season climate. Remote, yet 2.5 hours to LAX. Realistic property prices. I have lots of properties without grid power available. Also, homes, horse property, apple land. Ask for Bill, leave message if necessary. Karpe Realtors. (805) 822-6861. LOW WATTAGE KIRBYS (110 VAC) As reviewed in HP 23 Home & Heart. Rebuilt- 6 mth guarantee. 3 Amp- 175 4 Amp- 150, tools- 25 + UPS - 15....

Qa

Dear HP After reading several articles about wiring, I still feel there must be a better way for those of us who do not use an inverter and are running on 12 volts. I have put terminal blocks in some junction boxes instead of using wire nuts. I find the process of wiring up and stuffing 10 wire into boxes to be difficult if not impossible. Is there some info on what type of terminal blocks to use and if there are any out there that would make it easier to put both positive and negative blocks...

Loren Impson Generator

For the past several years, I have observed structures as they slowly deteriorate through the actions of the wind, sun, moisture, and other natural enemies of wood-framed houses. This observation has led me to these rules heat with the sun, cool with the wind, and protect the home with a blanket of earth. Nature's actions become my friend instead of my enemy, and I am left to enjoy the beauty of the landscape. In all earth sheltered structures, the soil moderates the inside temperature from the...