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Offline Gray Wolf

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Renewable Energy Resources
« on: January 29, 2008, 09:19:24 AM »
If you\'re thinking of building your own home in the Philippines, you probably have wondered how to make your home more eco-friendly, self sufficient or perhaps just more energy efficient.  Here are some resources to help you decide what would work for your home design and budget.  Many of these are home made designs while others are state of the art technology modified for individual or small community use.  There are also some links for information to help the non-techie understand how things work.

Homemade BioDigester
http://www.habmigern2003.info/biogas/Baron-digester/Baron-digester.htm

How to Make a Solar Power Generator
http://www.rain.org/~philfear/how2solar.html

Renewable Energy Businesses in the Philippines:
http://energy.sourceguides.com/businesses/byGeo/byC/Philippines/byP/byProd.shtml

Renewable Energy Labs website:
http://www.nrel.gov/

How Stuff Works -- Science for the common man:
http://science.howstuffworks.com/electricity.htm

Solar Water Heating Systems:
http://energy.sourceguides.com/businesses/byP/solar/sWH/byGeo/byC/Philippines/Philippines.shtml

Solar Water Heating Systems
http://www.sunearthinc.com/





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Re: Renewable Energy Resources
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2008, 05:45:24 PM »
cool ...

i have been becoming more interested in this stuff lately.
for here and future use in the PI.

RUFUS
SO SAYETH THE RUFUS

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Re: Renewable Energy Resources
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2008, 09:03:18 PM »
And another tip, if you want to know more about self sufficiency and renewable energy, get a copy of Mother Earth News..better yet, a subscription. It has many wonderful ideas... 8)

I personally thought about making the lighting in my girlfriends SariSari store and Carrendaria 12v and making up my own generation system using the year round creek that runs past the house. Just another thing to add to my list when I retire... ;D
Greg & Almira  ;-)

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Re: Renewable Energy Resources
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2008, 11:46:02 PM »
And another tip, if you want to know more about self sufficiency and renewable energy, get a copy of Mother Earth News..better yet, a subscription. It has many wonderful ideas... 8)

I personally thought about making the lighting in my girlfriends SariSari store and Carrendaria 12v and making up my own generation system using the year round creek that runs past the house. Just another thing to add to my list when I retire... ;D

Greg,

Good idea!  12volt systems are relatively easy to find and simple to maintain by using a battery storage system.  There are small hydroelectric generators available.  I used to have a link, but lost it somewhere along the line of crashed computers.   :D  Do a Google search for hydroelectric systems in the RP and see if you can find a good link to add to our list.  Many of us could take advantage of this knowledge, maybe even on a larger community effort.

Jack
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Re: Renewable Energy Resources
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2008, 07:21:38 AM »
 :) what great links.......... thanks , some of us have a lot to learn .......... ;D

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Re: Renewable Energy Resources
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2010, 11:41:08 PM »
I found the original Renewable Energy Resources topic buried in the archives.  I\'ve made it a sticky so it will always be seen at or near the top of the list of topics in the board \"Building in the Philippines\"

I\'ve checked the links and they all work.  Feel free to add your own links, just make sure they work and that the links abide by our rules prohibiting self-promotion. 

Save any discussion about renewable energy for the proper topics, found elsewhere in this board.  This topic is reserved specifically for the sources of renewable energy systems. 
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Re: Renewable Energy Resources
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2010, 11:50:03 PM »
Philippines harnessing small-scale wind power

http://www.undp.org.ph/?link=news&news_id=338&fa=3


MINI-WIND TURBINE GENERATOR SYSTEM - Article

http://tinyurl.com/yzb779m



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Re: Renewable Energy Resources
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2010, 03:35:46 PM »
Well now Gray, give you-self another chauk mark on that AT-A-BOY board.

Just watch out for those Ah-Shi*s though!!  ;D

Not so sure about wind generation here in the Philippines???

I guess it depends on location within or on an Islands in the Country?

My buddy is at the 1,500\' mark in the mountains of Bacong, Negros, next to a deep 1/4 mile ± gorge and doesn\'t figure after a few years living there that wind power would be the way to go.
B-Ray

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Re: Renewable Energy Resources
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2010, 09:21:01 PM »
Thanks B-Ray!  I\'ll take any Atta Boy I can get at this point.   ;D

The property we choose for our house will depend on several things, not the least of which is the prevailing winds and proximity to a free running creek or river.  If we can find the right piece of land, I\'ll make use of all available resources to generate as much \"free\" power as I can. 

I\'m especially interested in the possibilities offered by using a bio-digester to convert \"natural\" sources of methane into useable cooking gas.  I\'ve seen several examples of this and it appears very workable.  All you need is a few animals to generate poo and you can collect the methane for use in your kitchen cooking.  I wouldn\'t completely rely on this, but let\'s face it, if I can generate any amount of power, electrical or otherwise, then that\'s just that much less I\'ll have to purchase. 

This is one of the main reasons I\'ll be looking at buying at least 1.5-2 hectares of land for our house.  I don\'t intend to raise pigs, ducks or any other animal right next to my bedroom window.   I ain\'t that dumb!  ;D 
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Re: Renewable Energy Resources
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2010, 01:11:02 AM »
Ah yes....hydro, now that\'s the one that has interested me since a reader of Mother Earth News Pub for a decade back in the 70\'s. With a decade now in the bicycle business dealing with gear ratios and sealed bearing hubs, even more so today.

In fact, bicycle parts can be used in wind generation projects also.

Also something to think about is an underground air cooling system for a house.
B-Ray 

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Re: Renewable Energy Resources
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2010, 07:19:56 AM »
What about Thermal??  I recall living in Napoli and there was a pump that sent water down about 80m or so and back up came the hot water.  Free hot water for life!
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Re: Renewable Energy Resources
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2010, 12:04:04 PM »
In the Philippines there is Thermal power plant(s?) and talking about more.

If such a plant is done like other Countries with taking the steam back to a liquid and pumping back in the area  in a different location, it should be endless power.
B-Ray

What about Thermal??  I recall living in Napoli and there was a pump that sent water down about 80m or so and back up came the hot water.  Free hot water for life!

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Re: Renewable Energy Resources
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2010, 01:39:02 PM »
Geothermal plant in Valencia, Negros Oriental

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geothermal_power_in_the_Philippines

The predominant source of power generation in Iceland is geothermal.
In some areas of Iceland they use it for an unlimited source of  hot water for homes too!

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Re: Renewable Energy Resources
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2010, 01:20:48 PM »
\"Geothermal plant in Valencia, Negros Oriental\"

Then the question is...................WhY SO MANY BROWN OUTS from 10/15 minutes to all day PLUS???

UNLESS, the popular feeling is to SPIN the friggen meters on start-up.

HUMMMM, if so.......... maybe I need to find a drop out when the power goes off and reset manually when everybody in the subdivision has power???
B-Ray

 

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Re: Renewable Energy Resources
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2010, 01:56:58 PM »
They need to sacrifice a virgin to the Volcano God every so often to appease them...
Wayne  ;D ;D

 


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