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Bill and Carol Hoover's home in the canyons of California needed air conditioning. Ed Sheldon installed a propane-fired, PV-powered hydronic cooling system. Jon and June Haeme built an RE-powered straw bale home in Illinois, and they caught the whole process on film. This photo documentary is worth thousands of words. Randy Udall drills into the history, and, more importantly, the future of our addiction to black goo. Our dependence on oil undermines our economic and environmental security. The...

Providing Electrical Independence

Uisit our web site at www.rupowerproducts.com or e-mail to info rupowerproducts.com Vanner full page four color on negatives this is page 41 For more information contact us today (800)718-8816 (208)267-6409 Fax (208) 267-3973 6791 South Main, Suite C, Bonners Ferry, ID 83805 www.nwes.comtech batteries.com 10 Year Factory Warranty 2100 deep cycles, guaranteed in writing. SMA, the leading inverter company in Europe - Now available in the US Inverters and more Equipment, communication, engineering...

Tennessee

Apr. 23-28, '01 PV for Ecovillages workshop. Basic PV for the off-grid home. Lectures, labs, & hands-on instruction. Eco Village Training Center at The Farm in Summertown. US 550. Camping & lodging available. Solar Energy International (SEI), PO Box 715, Carbondale, CO 81623 970-963-8855 Fax 970-963-8866 sei solarenergy.org www.solarenergy.org Summertown, TN. Kids to the Country a nature study program for at-risk urban Tennessee children. Sponsorships & volunteers welcome. The Farm,...

Green Buildigng Solar

Two Dynasty 33 AH, 12 V, sealed lead-acid Two Dynasty 33 AH, 12 V, sealed lead-acid me the ability to power AC electronics off the solar panels. The boom box was the only load that got consistent use besides the motor. I found pedaling to the rhythm of my personal music selections to be blissful it made riding even more enjoyable than it already was. I used my laptop computer in conjunction with my cell phone to wirelessly connect to the Internet. I also have a special analog modem that allows...

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Box 1101, Arcata, CA 95518-1101 Phone 707-822-9095 Fax 707-822-6213 www.sunfrost.com Over 50 exhibit booths and more than 30 workshops included with fair entry Pre-fair workshop An Office's Energy Upgrade PVs, insulation, and energy efficiency. Your Energy Fair for the Northwest and Inland West July 28-29, 2001 Grant County Fairgrounds John Day, OR for more information contact SolWest EORenew, PO Box 485, Canyon City, OR 97820 541-575-3633, email info solwest.org, website www.solwest.org...

Renewable Energy Products

Introducing Wind Electric Systems from Southwest Windpower FREE ELECTRICITY FROM THE WIND Have you ever wanted to reduce or eliminate* your electric bill Now you can. Today's technology makes wind-powered electricity more affordable than ever before. Save money and help clean up the environment. Vie Wind Electric System supplies power to a personal power station, which directs electricity into your home before drawing power from the power company. Many States also offer buy-down programs that...

Great Northern Solar

77450 Evergreen Rd., Suite 1, Port Wing, WI 54865 (715) 774-3374 gosolar win.bright.net When Karen and I were living with kerosene lamps, we went to our local public library to find out if there was a better way to light up our nights. We found nothing about small scale renewable energy. One of the first things we did when we started publishing this magazine twelve years ago was to give a subscription to our local public library. You may want to do the same for your local public library. We'll...

Aquadyne

Www.hydroscreen.com 303-333-6071 or 707-433-3813 rkweir aol.com Become a solar-powered family today * Complete, UL-listed grid-tied PV systems * Solar thermal systems for hot water and heat * Architectural design services * Offices in VT, NH, ME, CT, RI, NY, MD, & MA Since 1980, Solar Works, Inc., has been designing and installing renewable energy systems around the world. Call us at 802-2237804, fax 802-223-8980, or visit us at www.solar-works.com 64 Main Street, Montpelier, VT 05602 Ajirh...

New York

Apr. 16-21, '01 PV Design & Installation, Ashokan Field Campus, Woodstock NY. Solar site analysis, system sizing, equipment, appliances, demonstrations, lab exercises, & hands-on installation. US 550. Solar Energy International (SEI), PO Box 715 Carbondale, CO 81623-0715 970-963- 8855 Fax 970-963-8866 sei solarenergy.org www.solarenergy.org Housing & logistical info Larry Brown, Sun Mountain, PO Box 1364, Olivebridge, NY 12461 914-657-8096 Apr. 21, '01 6th annual North Country...

Top Secret

GUERRILLA SOLAR The unauthorized placement of renewable energy DATE December, 2 000 LOCATION Somewhere in the USA INSTALLER NAME Classified OWNER NAME Classified INTERTIED UTILITY Classified SYSTEM SIZE 476 watts of photovoltaics, 130 watts grid-intertied PERCENT OF ANNUAL LOAD 40 TIME IN SERVICE 6 months About six months ago, power rates in my hometown went through the roof. Demand was high, and rolling blackouts were being discussed. The utilities were charging 22 cents a kilowatt-hour, and...

Nomad 300

Portable Solar Power System Built-in AC and DC outlets provide power for lights, stereos, cell phones, TV VCRs, blenders, electric fans, power drills, laptops and more anywhere on the property Four Easy Ways to Recharge Use the NOMAD solar panel to recharge from the sun, or recharge from utility power, your vehicle or generator. A Great Introduction to Solar Power Everything you need to start producing electricity from the sun is included. Vehicle jump-start cables, wall charger, 12 volt car...

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AstroPower is the world's leading independent PV company. We are supported by shareholders who believe in the future of solar power, not by fossil fuel or nuclear power interests. All of our products are made from silicon -abundant and non-toxic. Our unique process of recycling silicon wafers from the computer chip industry enables us to manufacture high quality solar cells while using up to ten times less energy. When selecting a PV supplier, consider not only the...

Realities

From time to time I get calls to inspect systems that I did not sell or install. I recently got a call from a gentleman in Oregon complaining about an RE installation. This horror story is particularly interesting because the system in question was designed and installed by a licensed electrical contractor. Mr. A requested an inspection of his renewable energy electrical system due to his displeasure with the system design and installation, and its failure to pass examination by the local...

Solarex

Solar Microhydro Wind Power Water Pumping Remote Communications There is more to a working renewable energy system than a cheap deal on a pile of hardware.While other companies may seem to be cheaper, none are better at building the right, and most cost-effective, RE system for you. Electron Connection offers load analysis, site survey, system design, sales, installation, user training, and tech support long after the warranties expire.We live on renewable energy, have over 17 years of...

Hassle Wind Power

Rugged 18 blade Ampair 100 produces up to 100 Watts continuously, 24 Hours per day, at wind speeds from 8 to 100+ mph. No brakes or furling needed guaranteed at any windspeed Veteran of 3 years continuous Antarctic service. Roof mount is OK pole mount is better. Put it up, hook it up to the batteries and forget it 425 Fairfield Ave., Stamford, CT 06902 (203) 961-8133 FAX (203) 961-0382 e-mail jackrabbitenergy worldnet.att.net Available Now Only 25 (outside USA add 10 for air-mail shipping)

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When it comes to making light from electricity, nothing is more efficient than light emitting diodes (LEDs). Here are two flashlights that make wonderful use of white, high-intensity LEDs. In comparison to an incandescent lamp, the LED offers about 30 to 100 times the battery life, and over 10,000 times the lamp life. I've always been a big fan of penlights. They are small and handy. Just clip one into your pocket, and it's always there when you need it. The only problem is that penlights use...

Fireball 2001

Check out these Architecturally Attractive, Very Easy to Install, & Affordable Systems We are Web based www.solarroofs.com SolarRoofs.com, Carmichael, CA (916) 481-7200 ALSO THE WORLD'S BEST SELLING WIND TURBINE Air 403 449, With roof mount kit 499 CALL TOLL FREE 888-305-0278 Creative Energy Technologies 10 Main St., Summit, NY 12175 -g AC DC Inverters, Solar Electric Modules ac

Wwwhomepowerom

Jasmin, Proprietors - A. Durst, Associate Wind Generators Towers Batteries Charge Controllers Inverters Backup Generators Battery Chargers Site Evaluation Complete Systems Troubleshooting and Repair Service Surplus Military & Computer Grade Electronics We also do Custom Computer Building Upgrading Networking Custom and Classic Motorcycle Electrical System Rewiring 819 Maple Grove Rd., Duluth, MN 55811 (218) 722-6749 e-mail slakjaw aol.com web http members.tripod.com LSRE Dear...

Insist On The Original

Box 70060, Balto., MD 21237 Greenhouse Gas Talks Failed, But There's Hope for the Future I guess we should have expected it. Even the U.S. government's lukewarm stance in 1997 at the Kyoto, Japan climate change conference was too good to be true. That United Nations conference set the targets for a modest rollback of greenhouse gas emissions, primarily CO2. The plan was to decrease the gas levels a total of 5.2 percent from 1990 levels. In late November, 2000,...

Day Fair

SEPT. 28-30, 2001 FREDERICKSBURG,TEXAS Exhibits Demonstrations Workshops Tours Enjoy the unique town of Fredericksburg and the beautiful Texas Hill Country, close to Austin and San Antonio. Lots of shops, museums, restaurants, quaint inns, wineries, breweries, music Texas German culture, Enchanted Rock and the LBJ Ranch amp National Park. Building Independence, Security, and a Cleaner Environment P.O. Box 9507, Austin, TX 78766-9507 The author in his livingroom powering a 31 inch 79 cm TV....

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Easy to adjust amp maintain Safe around people amp livestock AJAK Electrical Systems Licensed Bonded amp Certified Electrical Inspector SunAmp Power markets the AgraTech pumping system Expert Installation for solar electric and water pumping systems in the Southwest Wholesale pricing to dealers and contractors Solar lighting designed for signs, streets, and security SunAmp Power Company AJAK Electrical Systems SunAmp is a Trace Authorized Service Center SunAmp Power Company AJAK Electrical...

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Canadian SIEMENS Solar Authorized Dealer System Design, Sales and Installation Charge your batteries with sunlight using RV, Marine or Cottage Solar Charging Kits Canadian SIEMENS Solar Authorized Dealer System Design, Sales and Installation Let's get together and buy a megawatt or two Ready to buy PV now Expert information and better than best prices on quality PV modules, inverters and complete systems. For details visit our web site at www.solarsolar.com or email joeldavidson solarsolar.com...