This Guy Saved Solar

Here is another creation by man that could eventually saved or prolong our life on this great planet.  Obviously we won’t have any issues in our lifetime (minus severe weather) but generations to come are going to have a rough time living on this planet if we continue to use and abuse it as much as we do.  I am no “tree-hugging hippy” as they would say where I come from, but I am a realist.  I realize that nothing in...

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BloomEnergy – The Future of Off Grid Living is the Bloom Box

Back in 2010, BloomEnergy put out a bunch of press releases which started a micro-frenzy about Bloom Boxes.  I was one of the few people who read about them and actually did some research.  The idea is solid and if they are able to produce them on a smaller scale, could change everything.  If everyone were using these, our carbon footprint would be reduced astronomically.  Google, Kellogg, HP, San Jose Sharks, AT&T, Verizon, and...

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Micro-Generation Series #3 – Animated Setup

I have decided to supply you with a pretty cool set up that has been recreated in animation. This video will show how you can add micro-generation and renewable energy resources to reduce carbon emissions and reduce heating costs to a new or existing build. The short animated video will also give you a brief over view about underfloor heating, solar thermal, photovaltaic and air source and ground source heating. Check out the video...

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Micro-Generation Series #2 – Windbelt Generator

So for the second part of our weekly Micro-Generator Series I have decided to talk about some new technology (at least to me). I was doing some research on wind turbines and when I looked at alternatives I stumbled across this Windbelt technology. With a little research I was actually able to find quite a bit of information (except where to buy one). I will continue looking and hopefully by the end of the article I will have...

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Micro-Generation Series #1

So on top of our Cabin Series I have decided that I would love to showcase as many people who have set up their own personal micro-generation set ups.  Our first set up is featured by Greg Grant and Linda Vigil.  Greg lives in Northwest Montana and has lived the past 10 years of his life in a house that only cost $2500.  If you know anything about Montana, its that its cold in the winter.  Having spent an entire year there myself, I...

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Vibro-Wind Generation

Students from Cornell University (you know this has to be good if it’s from those Big Red Bears) have figured out how to generate electricity from the vibration of wind passing next to lightweight pads.  So we have all see Wind-Turbines and understand how they work.  The blades cut through the wind and spin around generating electricity that can be stored and kept for a while.   Vibro-wind is nothing like that.  Even the...

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