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Gordo

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 21:25

We have made and raised a big wind generator, called Gordo, for our off-grid power system.

Published in Blog

Rocket Mass Heater

Thursday, 15 November 2012 22:41

We have just finished building and installing a Rocket Mass Heater, and it works great.

Published in Blog

Heat Exchanger

Friday, 02 November 2012 22:28

One of the things we've been doing in the lead-up to winter is making our heating system more efficient, starting off with a new heat exchanger.

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Generator

Thursday, 21 June 2012 23:54

A generator makes a great backup for your electrical system. It will convert a number of fuels into electricity for those cloudy, windless days.

Published in Biomass

Compost

Thursday, 21 June 2012 23:40

As organic materials compost, heat is formed. You can use this energy as a form of heating water or a room.

Published in Biomass

Wood

Thursday, 21 June 2012 22:23

Wood is one of the oldest fuels for heat and cooking. If you have it locally available, it can be an invaluable source of energy for your homestead, even as a source of electricity.

Published in Biomass

Battery Bank

Tuesday, 19 June 2012 00:07

Once you have figured out what source your electricity has come from, you will need to figure out how to store it.

Published in Storage

Controls

Tuesday, 19 June 2012 00:07

It is important to include electronic controls for your home energy system. Electricity coming from the source should be regulated against overcharging your batteries, and your appliances should be guarded from overuse.

Published in Storage

Solar PV

Friday, 30 March 2012 18:17

Photovoltaic energy is electricity that is produced by cells than convert the energy in sunlight into electricity. These are the solar panels we all know about and see in many forms.

Published in Solar Power

Parts

Monday, 29 September 2008 00:00

Parts can be hard to find at times. If you have something that might work, test it out. If it does work, let us know, so that we can tell others about it.

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