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Chicago Residential Wind Turbine (Illinois, USA)

He uses it to power his electric lawn mower, the family's laptops, phones, cameras and a small fridge. Snower figures he saves about $10 to $15 ...more

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Bioshelter Greenhouse (North Carolina, USA)

The structure of the greenhouse is conventional. Six-inch block walls — reinforced in alternate cavities with concrete and 1/2" steel ...more

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Earth Sheltered Greenhouse (Idaho, USA)

I tried that and it did work. I found other "keepers," too, like apples and squash, onions and garlic. The cook at my favorite restaurant ...more


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Awnshade Software

This software from the Florida Solar Energy Center allows the user to model different window shading types at various sun altitudes and ...more


Build It Solar

This website provides a selection of references and analysis tools for solar design - books, websites, publications and information on solar ...more


Collector Efficiency Calculator

Calculator will calculate the two output values.

Efficiency -- The efficiency of the collector. That is, (Collector Heat Output / Total ...more


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APPER Solaire (France)

APPER Solaire is an association for the promotion of renewable energy sources. Its motto is "solar within everyone's reach." APPER helps ...more


APPER Solaire Forum (France)

This blog is from APPER Solaire, an organization that promotes renewable energy sources, especially solar. Its motto is "solar within everyone's ...more


Art Tec (Maine, USA)

Guy Marsden writes: Ilive with my wife Rebekah in rural Maine where I work out of my solar powered and heated barn workshop. I started this ...more

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