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The Green Guide

The Green Guide

The Institute For New Energy: Advanced Energy Conversion, Physic Note: Each file link below opens a new window. Please do not use any return links from the new windows that go back to the main page. This causes undue data transfer and the INE daily website quotas are easily exceeded. Thank you! Homemade Sanitary Pads In the article Food Storage Basics: Step 4 — Non-Food Items I explained the importance of storing non-food items as part of your emergency essentials. However the ultimate long-term solution is learning the skills to be self-reliant. That way you’re not dependent upon your supplies. For example, a very important part of many women’s monthly routine is the use sanitary pads.

Superconducting magnetic energy storage - Wikipedia, the free en Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) systems store energy in the magnetic field created by the flow of direct current in a superconducting coil which has been cryogenically cooled to a temperature below its superconducting critical temperature. A typical SMES system includes three parts: superconducting coil, power conditioning system and cryogenically cooled refrigerator. Once the superconducting coil is charged, the current will not decay and the magnetic energy can be stored indefinitely.

5 DIY Deodorant Alternatives - Mother Nature Network Interested in uplifting stories on the natural world, sustainable communities, simple food, and new thinking on how to live well? Please enter a valid email address and try again! No thanks Flywheel energy storage Flywheel energy storage (FES) works by accelerating a rotor (flywheel) to a very high speed and maintaining the energy in the system as rotational energy. When energy is extracted from the system, the flywheel's rotational speed is reduced as a consequence of the principle of conservation of energy; adding energy to the system correspondingly results in an increase in the speed of the flywheel. Most FES systems use electricity to accelerate and decelerate the flywheel, but devices that directly use mechanical energy are being developed.[1] Since FES can be used to absorb or release electrical energy such devices may sometimes be incorrectly and confusingly described as either mechanical or inertia batteries [2][3] Main components[edit] The main components of a typical flywheel. A typical system consists of a rotor suspended by bearings inside a vacuum chamber to reduce friction, connected to a combination electric motor and electric generator.

DIY Reusable Food Wrap Reasons To ♥ Reusable Food Wrap If you’re like me, there’s probably no love lost between you and plastic. Except, well, plastic cling wrap is just so convenient. I mean, Pyrex glass storage containers are fantastic, but sometimes you already have something in a container that just doesn’t have a lid. Do you really want to transfer it to another dish and have more to wash? No, no you don’t.

Pumped-storage hydroelectricity - Wikipedia, the free encycloped Pumped storage is the largest-capacity form of grid energy storage available, and, as of March 2012, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) reports that PSH accounts for more than 99% of bulk storage capacity worldwide, representing around 127,000 MW.[1] PSH reported energy efficiency varies in practice between 70% and 80%,[1][2][3][4] with some claiming up to 87%.[5] Overview[edit] Power distribution, over a day, of a pumped-storage hydroelectricity facility. Green represents power consumed in pumping; red is power generated. At times of low electrical demand, excess generation capacity is used to pump water into the higher reservoir.

DIY Faux Paper Towels One of the first unsustainable products I “disposed of” when I made the decision to stop using single-use products, was paper towel. Old rags made from torn up pieces of old cotton bath towels worked beautifully. They absorbed more than paper towels, they were free, and they washed up nicely to be reused again. They weren’t, however, attractive. I like beautiful things, and when I first came across faux paper towels (also known as un-paper towels) on etsy I was attracted to them. Not only are they functional, eco-friendly and cheap to make: they are a beautiful addition to the kitchen!