A generator makes a great backup for your electrical system. It will convert a number of fuels into electricity for those cloudy, windless days.
As organic materials compost, heat is formed. You can use this energy as a form of heating water or a room.
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.
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.
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.
We've had a ton of questions since the release of Chispito. This page covers most of those questions, but if you can't find your answers here, contact us.
The Chispito Wind Generator was designed to be simple and efficient with fast and easy construction. There are no limits to what you can do with wind power.
Biodiesel is probably one of the most popular home-made fuels. It is easy to make and easy to use, as long as you have a diesel engine to put it in.