Tower Generates 600% More Electricity Than Traditional Wind Turbines The Sheerwind wind turbine promises to produce 6 times the electrical power than traditional wind turbines. This funny looking wind tower acts like a funnel, directing the wind from any angle, down through a tube to a ground based turbine generator. The funneling of the wind through a narrow passage effectively creates a “jet effect” increasing the velocity of the wind, while lowering the pressure. This is called the Venturi Effect. This speeds up the wind turbine mounted inside the narrowest portion and generates electricity. As such it can capture and generate electricity at a much lower wind speed than current wind power technologies. The idea is so simple, so elegant, and promises to produce so much more energy at lower cost and more efficiently, that it might just be the answer to many problems with current wind turbine technology. Imagine a smaller HOME version on your off grid cabin. Conventional wind turbines use massive turbine generator systems mounted on top of a tower.
The Homeowner's Guide to Alternative Energy Do you ever watch the sun hitting your house, or the feel the wind rushing at your windows, and wonder just how hard it would be to harness all that energy? The timing has never been better for average consumers to start using alternative energy in their own homes. The technology is better than ever, more and more contractors specialize in installing green energy generators in homes and state and federal money will often help you pay for it. The key is to find out what type of green energy is right for you. “When you look at alternative energy choices for a home, the choice has a lot to do with geography, where in the country you are,” said P.J. Since sorting through the options can be confusing, many consumers hire consultants to visit their homes and offer customized advice. Since you might not be quite ready to call in a professional, here are some basics for getting the ball rolling. 1. 2. 3. In many areas of the U.S., solar power is the most practical option. 4. 5. 6.
VIDEO: Quick And Simple Life Hacks – Part 1 Please Share This Page: Google + stumbleupon tumblr reddit If you are a first-time visitor, please be sure to like us on Facebook and receive our exciting and innovative tutorials and info! Life Hacks are clever tips to help you with all sorts of everyday tasks. So many things can be fixed up with products that you already have at home, without you having to buy specialised (usually expensive) gadgets or chemicals that do the same job. One of the best tips here is first up in the video; a screw that has a damaged head can leave a project floundering but who would have thought of using an elastic band to solve it? One that I did not think so good: I tried storing my garbage bags in the bottom of the trash but don’t recommend it – if a bag of trash gets punctured (very common of course), your new bags could get messed up. It’s easy to make your own database for Life Hacks on your computer – trawl around and pick up all the ones you might use – and don’t forget to add and share your own!
Make Fuel at Home With Portable DIY Refinery | Autopia People were making ethanol at home long before there were cars. They called it moonshine. With gas prices going through the roof and everyone worried about global warming, a California company is betting people will jump at the chance to use the same technology to turn sugar into fuel for less than a buck a gallon. E-Fuel Corporation has unveiled its EFuel 100 MicroFueler, a device about the size of a stacking washer-dryer that uses sugar, yeast and water to make 100 percent ethanol at the push of a button. "You just open it like a washing machine and dump in your sugar, close the door and push one button," company founder Tom Quinn told us. "A few days later, you’ve got ethanol." Is it really that easy? According to Quinn, it is. "It’s so simple, anyone can make their own fuel," Quinn says. "Just as the PC brought desktop computing to the home, E-Fuel will bring the filling station to the home," he says. Maybe. “There’s a lot of hurdles you have to overcome.
Como fazer uma Turbina Eólica Caseira - Dicas Verdes| As Melhores Notícias Tecnológicas e Renováveis| Dicas Verdes Recentemente publicamos aqui o projeto do Aquecedor Solar Caseiro, que foi muito comentado, e com não podíamos deixar de mencionar também, um ótimo projeto para construção de uma Turbina Eólica Caseir ou Aerogerador Caseiro que começa a ser difundida pelo Brasil e como ainda o equipamento para geração ainda é caro, uma versão caseira, é sempre bem vinda. Estas instruções da construção que estão no site são muito boas e valem ouro. Pois este tutorial está completo, que vai desde a construção da parte mecânica, ou seja das pás, do tubo de sustentação, e vai até a parte elétrica, com sistema elétrico e tudo mais, além disso você também pode ser interessar por estes projetos também. Aquecimento de Água - Sim, você poderá tomar um banho bem quentinho sem gastar nada. O Sol aquece a água e você não utiliza energia elétrica;Cozinhar - É possível fazer um fogão solar com poucos reais. Este novo tutorial pode e muito te ajudar na hora de construir um novo gerador. Fica a dica
DIY Cheap Windbelt Generator Using VHS Tape picture 10 picture 11 The Key Advantages of Windbelt over existing micro-wind turbine technology is not only the cost but simplicity and also the fact that it is good at taking power from turbulent wind flows, i.e. in a built up domestic setting, and it is also very quiet in operation. Unlike PV solar panels, wind turbine generators do not scale down so well. While large wind turbines can generate huge quantities of electricity very efficiently and relatively cheaply, as the size of the wind turbine is reduced, efficiency reduces and cost per generated watt jumps quite enormously. Wind-belt is an ultra efficient and mechanically very simple wind generator alternative. Larger DIY versions of the wind-belt are possible, but in such case the problem of noise emerges.
DIY fire making Sorazora Blog Silk is a natural fibre that we have been working with for some years now, but we are pleased to say that all of the silk we now work with comes from silkworms reared and spun in Nepal. We'd like to keep our sourcing and production within Nepal and rely less on fibres brought into the country, namely from China and India. The image above shows the cocoons of bivoltine silk worms (worms having two broods a year). The empty cocoons are washed in hot water and made ready for hand spinning. Sericulture and silk production are relatively new to Nepal, but a valuable sector for organic and sustainable development and more than worthy of our support. The final image shows what we know as 'zaguri' silk. Zaguri is a spinning process (originating in Kozuke, a silk-producing area of Japan) where the cocoon is left intact so a continuous individual filament can be extracted.
What do I need to know about buying land for Living off the Grid? | offgridjourney Shirley Shay Lemoine Hi! I have a question and didn’t know if to post or just ask you directly and you could maybe post for me if you allow that? It’s okay if not. I would just really appreciate the feedback of other more experienced homesteaders. My husband and I are fairly new to the concept of off-grid living and homesteading. Good soil for gardening Mild winters (some snow is okay) Not too close to the New Madrid fault Not a lot of tornado activity (I can deal with hurricanes but tornadoes petrify me!) Any other feedback or advice as to other things to consider would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance and God bless! Dear Shirley, I would say you are really on the right path. You can use the terrain to determine your building materials. If you planned to build with shipping containers, the further you are from a port, the more they cost. If you buy the land on payments, can you manage the payments? Do you smoke? Can you build? Who needs a teacher when you’ve got Youtube?
This new wind turbine could generate half your home energy - Page 2 of 2 - Homestead Notes The design of this wind generator makes sense because it captures the wind over a longer period of time. The efficiency of it is far better than those wind turbines already in existence. This fascinating story about the company, The Archimedes comes from TreeHugger where you can read more in detail. A Dutch renewable energy start-up called The Archimedes is working to solve both of those problems in a new class of small-scale wind turbine — one that is almost silent and is far more efficient at converting wind into energy. When used in combination with rooftop solar panels, a house could run off grid. The Liam’s blades are shaped like a Nautilus shell. Video: new wind turbine could generate half your home energy… Image © The Archimedes
DIY Cheap Wind Generator Using Old Floppy Drive WARNING! Before connecting any USB device it is MANDATORY to check polarity and exact voltage (it has to be between 4.9 and 5.3 Volts) on USB connector using multimeter!!! Now we need to make the remaining mechanical parts for the wind generator. We need to prepare a bracket and a turbine (propeller). Bracket can be made out of aluminum tube with 3-4mm diameter. Do not forget to fix it firmly. Generator (stepper motor) can be easily fastened directly to the bracket using clamps or using a metal “L” profile. If you pick horizontal axis wind turbine, you can create a three-bladed propeller using the meter, pen and scissors for cutting sheet metal.
BubbleWrap Window Insulation Search The Renewable Energy site for Do-It-Yourselfers Installation Cut the bubble wrap to the size of the window pane with scissors. Spray a film of water on the window using a spray bottle. If you have trouble with the bubble wrap separating from the window when the film dries, you can try adding a little Glycerin to the water, but this probably won't be necessary. A few small pieces of double back tape can be helpful on really stubborn windows. The bubblewrap can be installed in the fall, and removed in the spring. When you take the bubble wrap down, put a small number in on the upper right corner of each piece of bubble wrap, and write down which window that number goes with on a piece of paper. Some places to get bubble wrap: Suggestion from Pat: "Bubble wrap small bubble and large can be had for free by contacting furniture retailers or rental shops. (2/27/07 -- see note below on reported bubble wrap life) Installation: Click pictures to enlarge: Double Bubble (added Nov 15, 2007) Payoff