This tractor driven generator can run off of an old diesel powered tractor. This type of generator is less expensive than a big standalone diesel generator, and does not require storing gasoline. It’s easier and cheaper to store diesel. Thanks to Mike Adams, a survival expert in Texas, for this tip.
“Powerwall is a home battery that charges using electricity generated from solar panels, or when utility rates are low, and powers your home in the evening. It also fortifies your home against power outages by providing a backup electricity supply. Automated, compact and simple to install, Powerwall offers independence from the utility grid and the security of an emergency backup.”
Today’s blog post is actually two stories in one. First, we’ll look at cutting edge solar cells, and then we’ll look at how improved, lower cost solar is ushering in a new age of electric transportation and home energy systems.
“Australian scientists from the University of NSW have set a new world record for the efficiency of commercially-viable solar cells.
“Vortex Bladeless has designed a new form of wind energy, and state that it is “more efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly way to produce energy.” The Vortex Bladeless website states that their product reduced manufacturing and maintenance drastically and requires no energy or training to use.
“On a clear, blazing hot day in June of 1913, the cream of British colonial society in Egypt—including journalists, ranking civil servants, and diplomats—gathered in Maadi, a small farming village on the banks of the Nile several miles south of Cairo, for the grand opening of a most unusual irrigation plant.
This company is gathering pine needles from an invasive species, combining with sawdust and making briquettes as a replacement for coal.