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Orison – Rethink the Power of Energy by Eric Clifton. If you have a rooftop solar array, you’re producing zero energy at night, and not enough during peak hours in the morning and afternoon.

Orison – Rethink the Power of Energy by Eric Clifton

And that excess energy you generate during the middle of the day and sell back to the grid? It’ll soon be sold at a loss (or in some cases not at all) when new changes to metering rates take effect. What you need is a way to store the solar energy you produce so you can use it whenever you need it. Orison gives you the power to do just that. Orison is highly intelligent and fully networked. When we say Orison is plug-and-play, we mean it. Orison’s mobile app gives you control over your system and access to its insights, wherever you are. Orison is expertly engineered to scale to your home or business’s growing energy needs. Other home energy storage systems sound like a marvel—until you realize just how much installation will cost you. The revolutionary power of Orison comes complete with a 10-year/5,000 lifecycle warranty. Amesti Rondo 450 Wood Stove. Products. Find Sales on Eco Products Environmentally-Friendly Green School Supplies and Eco-Friendly Gifts.

Zuli. BarkEater Follies: DIY - Standup Paddleboards (SUP) Part 1: how to build your own paddle board. Author's note: To really learn how to build a SUP, spend a few days on Swaylocks, Surfer Steve's, Standupzone and other Internet sites.

BarkEater Follies: DIY - Standup Paddleboards (SUP) Part 1: how to build your own paddle board

I spent a few weeks doing that. The following is just my build, presented for what it was. This is not an expert build, and it sets out to exactingly build a complicated design using a labor intensive method. It has 8 sequences, plus 2 others docs, so it is admittedly long, and takes some digressions at times. Nonetheless, I hope you will find it of some reference value to you in your efforts, or, in the very least, provides you with an occasional chuckle.

The girls have decided to become professional standup paddleboard racers. When they wanted to learn violin - $100 bought the starter violin, which may have seen 20 hours of use and practice. Paddleboards, however, cost like $1,000. Hey, if I can make a SUP paddle, I can make a SUP board, right? Step 2: research materials and building processes on and Step 13: Tweaking. DIY Terrariums with Terrain. UPDATE: This post originally ran on April 17th 2012, but with summer coming to an end we wanted to remind everyone of this easy and beautiful way to bring some nature into your home – they’ll cheer you right up as the weather gets colder outside!

DIY Terrariums with Terrain

Terrariums are one of my favorite ways to add a little outdoor life to the home. The best thing about them is how easy they are to make – and once you know how, it becomes addicting. Trust me – you’ll want to make hundreds, experimenting with different types of plants, flowers, colors, shapes, textures…they’re so much fun! Tumbling Composter with Two Chambers for Efficient Batch Composting-IM 4000 at The Home Depot.

I have been composting for a few years now and have always wondered if a tumbler would be better for composting...boy was I wrong!

Tumbling Composter with Two Chambers for Efficient Batch Composting-IM 4000 at The Home Depot

Previously I had a traditional compost unit sitting on the ground near my shed and it continuously put out good compost and was almost always "hot" and cooking. GreenCarLab. For Humanity ReStores – A good deal for you, your community and the environment. Products Archive - Elio Motors. Pallets Bed. Ultimate Guide to Upcycling with Pallets. Wooden pallets are excellent material to upcycle from a simple shelf to complete house and also they are readily available around us (I think we already proved it with our website!

Ultimate Guide to Upcycling with Pallets

:)). Pallets have a power of turning an ordinary looking object into a useful and trendy furniture that can add styles to your home décor. From 5 Pallets to 1 Great Bench with Storage. Pinterest. Orbital Systems. When our patented technology is applied in a shower, it makes the world’s most advanced and efficient shower unit, saving up to over 90% water and 80% energy, whilst increasing comfort and hygiene.

Orbital Systems

An illustration of the technology is shown below; Technology performance Water savings Savings up to, and more than 90% water consumption. Due to the efficient water recycling system. Moveable Kitchen Island. Ok well, this is my first instructable, so here we go....

Moveable Kitchen Island

My friend's Birthday is coming up and she wanted a kitchen cart for her small kitchen. she only has likie 3' of counter space and doesnt have much room to do her cooking. Well , the one she wanted from Wal-mart was crap. the reviews said not to put anything on it heavier than a toaster or it'd collaspe. Well i didnt want to spend my hard earned money on a POS. So coming from a building background, I'm kinda handy to have around. Besides, i bought a bunch of (cheap, i.e. not very good, and definatly not craftsman) tools and needed an excuse to use them. Building a Handmade Cob House. Pallet Chair at werd. Shipping Palette Shoe Rack at werd. Fiskars Momentum Reel Mower at werd. Toothbrush Subscription at werd. 10 Things You Didn't Know You Could Buy Reusable.