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"Plants Grown In Worm Castings Grew 3 Times Faster Than Identical Plants Grown In Potting Mix" - Learn How To Make Your Garden Thrive With Worm Composting - Click Here To Find Out How

Microhydro Power Generation Basics

“Hydro-electricity is fundamentally the combination of water flow and vertical drop (commonly called “head”). Vertical drop creates pressure, and the continuous flow of water in a hydro system gives us an ongoing source of pressurized liquid energy. Pressurized, flowing water is a very dense resource, and hydro-electric systems convert a very large percentage of the […]

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How To Make A Methane Biodigester…

This short video will show you several options to creating your own methane biodigester… “Today, we’re gonna bring you into the world of bio-gas digestion. The whole idea is to create methane, just like you do in your stomach; as you’re churning up your food, one of the bi-products is methane. Here, we’re gonna show […]

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Volvo Disk Brake Alternator Instructions

“After building a couple of reasonably successful alternators out of wood, I thought it would be fun to make one utilizing steel behind the magnets, and some sort of steel laminates. The most recent wooden alternator I built works great, but the lack of iron behind the magnets and coils severely limits its maximum output […]

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DIY 1000 Watt Wind Turbine

Here’s a great little tutorial on creating a 1,000 watt wind turbine. “We built a 1000 watt wind turbine to help charge the battery bank that powers our off grid home. It’s a permanent magnet alternator, generating 3 phase ac, rectified to dc, and fed to a charge controller. The magnets spin with the wind, […]

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How To Get 2000ºF Solar Power

Need some serious solar power? Here’s how to convert an old junk TV into a 2000ºF solar cooker. It’s a technique for hacking a 4 foot mega magnifying lens out of your old TV, and some of the things you can do with it… It can purify or boil water, instantly start a fire, melt metal, […]

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Solar Powered Window Blinds

In this era where everyone’s searching for innovative ways to harness the sun’s energy, the makers of Blight, a solar venetian blind, deserve some recognition. This solar blind takes power from the sun during the day and gives it back to you at night by transforming into a light. No power cables are needed, and […]

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Free Documentry – The “CleanTech” Future

What if we could live in a clean world? A world in which energy would be 100% renewable, water no longer polluted, transportation truly green and production methods clean and regenerative? There will be such a world. This documentary explores the unprecedented possibilities of a new industrial revolution: Cleantech. Signs of a new future are […]

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Creating An Algae Bioreactor From Recycled Water Bottles

This is VERY VERY cool… “Here’s how to build a photo-bioreactor that uses algae to convert carbon dioxide and sunlight into energy. The energy that is produced is in the form of algae biomass. The photo-bioreactor is built from plastic recycled water bottles. By designing the apparatus to be compartmentalized, we are able to do […]

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Build Your Own Solar Thermal Panel For Under $5

This is an excellent example of up-cycling old stuff and creating something really practical & useful from it… “After our first attempt at a home built proof of concept solar thermal panel, we were a bit disappointed with the results. It took about 4 hours before the thing started work, and was a bit costly […]

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Water Pumping Windmills

“Standing tall like a giant sunflower in a sea of undulating prairie grasses, or in any rural setting, a windmill is a thing of beauty. Not only are water pumping windmills a joy to watch, but they are incredibly useful. Powered only by wind, they work like quietly-purring nonpolluting creatures, to keep our storage tanks […]

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